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The Pet Rabbit – 15 things you should know….

Around the world rabbits are seen as the perfect pets. Lively characters with a playful nature can mean that they bring big personalities into a home. Combine an inquisitive and affectionate nature with the huge variety in breeds, colours and coat types. It is no wonder why there are an estimated 1 million pet rabbits […]

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Big Up to the Bunnies – Our Rabbits and Why We Love Them

  It’s Rabbit Awareness Week so we thought we’d give a little tribute to some of our members’ beloved pets.  Rabbit ownership is on the increase and they are fast becoming one of the most popular pets in the UK and worldwide.  Traditionally thought of as a children’s pet they are now owned by old and […]

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A Guide to Keeping Rabbits Indoors

Rabbits are being kept as indoor pets more and more often now and when looked after properly, can thrive. There are multiple things to consider before getting a house rabbit such as making sure your house is bunny proof, you have the time to put in to initially settle the rabbit in and assessing the […]

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E. Cuniculi (Encephalitozoon cuniculi) infection in rabbits

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a complicated disease affecting rabbits, which can cause a wide variety of health problems and can also be present in seemingly healthy rabbits. It is a disease that all rabbit owners should be aware of due to its potential to have a serious impact on the health and welfare of rabbits.   […]

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A Tribute to Cobbler the Rabbit

Our thoughts and prayers are with Katie Finn, the owner of Cobbler the rabbit.  Cobbler, a handsome Dwarf Lionhead bunny sadly passed away recently at the young age of 4 years old.   (more…)

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Dental Disease in Rabbits

Dental problems are the most common cause of disease in pet rabbits in the UK. Most problems are caused due to an improper diet causing tooth overgrowth. Many problems can be resolved by dental treatment under general anaesthetic, however repeat procedures may be necessary to keep the teeth correctly aligned and the rabbit’s mouth comfortable and […]

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Small Animals

Articles on Small Animals Vital Pet Health’s article library provides you with a range of information on small animal health issues. This range of animals can make great pets providing you can meet their differing needs. Our independent health experts have experience with Rabbits, Rats, mice, Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, Ferrets, Chinchillas and a whole range […]

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