In the UK, a combined vaccination is available against Myxomatosis and RHD-1. To protect rabbits against RHD-2, they usually need a separate vaccination. It’s usually recommended the vaccines are given two weeks apart. Your vet will discuss the best option for your rabbit.
Rabbits can be vaccinated from 5-weeks-old, but if they’re older it’s still important to get them vaccinated.
Your rabbits will need regular booster vaccinations throughout their life to maintain immunity. Speak to your vet about when your rabbits will need a booster.
- Some diseases can be spread by biting insects, like fleas. If your rabbit lives alongside cats or dogs, or other pets then make sure you regularly treat your cat or dog for fleas.
- Look after your rabbits’ general health including providing the right environment, diet, companionship for them.
- Neuter your rabbits to prevent fighting and avoid potentially deadly diseases.
- If your pet shows any signs of being unwell, contact your vet straight away.
Our vets have put together information about each of the diseases vaccinations can protect against. Take a look at the information below to find out more about why vaccination is a vital part of caring for your rabbits.