Covid-19 – adopting rabbits

We have been asked about washing rabbits coming into the home in case there might be Covid-19 virus on their fur. It is not recommended to wash rabbits, and certainly it would not be ideal at all to put any sort of disinfectant onto their coats. They groom themselves and each other, and would ingestRead More

Meloxicam as analgesic for rabbits

https://veterinary-practice.com/article/meloxicam-as-analgesic-for-rabbits Imagine this clinical scenario: you create an analgesic protocol for your clinic to ensure rabbits entering your care receive the best treatment available. Your research indicates meloxicam is the analgesic of choice as in comparison to opioids it has a reduced risk of gut stasis, which is a life-threatening complication in rabbits. Meloxicam alsoRead More

COVID-19 Lockdown

We have heard from several worried owners whose rabbits’ vaccinations are due now or soon. We are sorry you are in this unfortunate position and we do understand your very valid concerns The BVA/RCVS have advised veterinary practices not to carry out routine procedures, but only to be available for emergency medicine. This is toRead More

COVID-19

We just wanted to let you all know that we are still here and still able to answer the helpline, reply to e-mails and process orders. Ros and Rae both work from home, and all being well, will be able to keep things going as normal. Ros answers all the e-mails to info@rabbitwelfare.co.uk. Rae doesRead More

COVID-19 advice

We are aware that, due to COVID-19, many people are understandably restricting where they go and what they do, to minimise the risk of spread. And that also many veterinary practices are, quite reasonably, trying to limit visits for non-urgent procedures, again to minimise spread, and also because of limited staff due to self-isolation orRead More

Can rabbits catch Coronavirus?

We have been asked by owners whether our pets can be infected by COVID-19, so as always we turned to our Specialist Veterinary adviser Dr Richard Saunders for advice This is his response “At the moment, COVID-19 is too new, and not enough work has been done on it in a full range of species,Read More

Keeping rabbits with birds

We have been asked whether it is safe to keep rabbits in the same area as poultry, primarily chickens. We don’t advise this for several reasons Dietary needs are different. Poultry birds need grain feeds. This is high calorie and low on fibre. It’s a completely unsuitable diet for rabbits, will cause obesity and doesn’tRead More

Spring 2020 Campaign Update

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund – Animal Welfare Officer Update – June 2019 to December 2019 We are so very lucky to have Mark working with us. He has absolutely thrown himself into this role and isRead More

Cardboard

A message from our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders We are aware of lots of comments regarding cardboard at the moment. Cardboard toilet and paper towel roll inners can be very useful as an enrichment tool, and many many rabbit owners use boxes filled with hay and with holes cut inside, or toilet roll innersRead More

Can houserabbits play in the garden?

We are sometimes asked about letting houserabbits play in the garden, especially in cold or wet weather. Our Specialist Veterinary Adviser Dr Richard Saunders has provided this advice “General: I would say that all rabbits outside in runs should have a hide box area with at least 2 exits, to retreat into if feeling insecure,Read More