Did you know that after dogs and cats rabbits are the most commonly owned pets?
Rabbits are great pets, but not all owners are aware that they prefer not to live alone. In the wild, rabbits live in sociable groups. Therefore as a pet rabbit, life is much more fun with a friend.
Our advice is to vaccinate both indoor and outdoor pet rabbits. We vaccinate against myxomatosis, the RHD1 and RHD2 virus. The vaccinations are valid for one year and are packed individually. This means that you are no longer dependent on a fixed “rabbit vaccination evening”, but can instead book an appointment when it suits you.
Myxomatosis is transmitted by stinging insects, such as mosquitoes and flies, but can also be transmitted via contaminated materials and contact between animals. It is a virus and sadly most rabbits do not survive this disease. It is therefore highly important to vaccinate your rabbit against myxomatosis annually.
RHD1 virus is also called the VHS (viral haemorrhagic syndrome). It is a virus that can spread rapidly through direct or indirect contact. The virus has a very acute course with a fatal outcome. We therefore recommend that you vaccinate your rabbit against this virus every year.
Since the end of 2015, there has also been a mutation of the RHD1 virus in the Netherlands, the RHD2 virus. The virus has a slightly less acute course than the RHD1 virus, but almost always proves fatal. At the same time as the annual vaccination against myxomatosis and RHD1, we can also vaccinate your rabbit against the RHD2 virus.