This year, 1st June marks the beginning of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2020. The focus of this year’s RAW is to raise awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2), an often fatal new variant of RVHD1. Many rabbits are left at risk of this disease, due to owners choosing not to vaccinate their pets.

With their inquisitive and social nature, rabbits are an increasingly popular choice of pet. Like other pets, rabbits do not seem to know what is good for them, and what to avoid. This year, the VPIS have already received over 60 cases regarding rabbits, and the agents involved reflect the increasing number of rabbits living indoors as ‘house rabbits’. Common agents involved rodenticides, chocolate, and various house plants.

With the significant amount of publicity generated by Rabbit Awareness Week, practices may experience more enquiries related to rabbits, and we can help both vets and owners with all the information needed to proceed with a case in the appropriate way. We cover a huge range of agents, and ensure that our advice is up-to-date with constant research and from our database of over 260,000 cases recorded over the last 25 years.