Last updated: 21 Apr, 2022
Published on: 19 Apr, 2022
Why vaccinating bunnies is so important 🐰
Did you know? Vets recommend that bunnies are vaccinated every six months to be up-to-date with disease protection.
Why is vaccinating bunnies so important?
Vets recommend that rabbits be vaccinated every six months to protect them against Rabbit calicivirus disease. Vets suggest vaccinating as kits, starting at four weeks old, then at eight weeks, then twelve weeks, and then every six months to follow.
These vaccinations are highly recommended by the animal care industry due to the extreme effects Calicivirus can have on rabbits. This disease causes acute haemorrhage and sudden death and occurs in Australia's wild and pet rabbits. It spreads via direct contact through saliva, nasal secretions, faeces and urine, or it can be transferred through contaminated objects, birds, fleas, and mosquitoes. It’s important to note that indoor pet rabbits still need to be vaccinated as the virus can be spread from contaminated clothing, shoes, and feed, as well as fleas and mosquitos.
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Vaccination of rabbits and ferrets - Australian Veterinary Association
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