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Rabbit Awareness Week

By Lakeside Veterinary Surgery  |  Posted: September 10, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012
10th September 2012

Free Rabbit Health Checks

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2012 begins on 15th September this year and local vet surgery Lakeside will be showing its support by offering free rabbit health checks throughout the week!

This year the RAW campaign is focusing on rabbit vaccinations, to prevent and protect Britain's most popular small pet from deadly diseases. Lakeside vet practice will be offering free consultations to all rabbit owners in the Swansea area and are also giving out goodie bags if you take your rabbit in for a check-up.

Andrew Burgess of Lakeside Vets said: "We are opening our doors to the rabbit owning community this week, to improve the health of the town's bunnies. The team at the surgery are on hand to offer advice about problems you might be experiencing and also offer information about the vaccinations available, to protect your rabbit from preventable infections."

Matt Brash, TV vet and RAW supporter, said: "This September, the focus is on raising awareness of rabbits' vaccination needs, by encouraging owners to consider prevention rather than the cure. Rabbits are prone to catching diseases such as Myxomatosis and even VHD. The later has no cure once a rabbit is infected.

"There seems to be confusion about whether or not rabbits need to see a vet. The answer is undoubtedly. With the support of the veterinary community and the pet retail sector, our primary aim for Rabbit Awareness Week is to educate owners on responsible rabbit ownership, such as registering with a vet for vaccinations, and improve the wellbeing of Britain's third most popular pet."

Lakeside Veterinary Surgery will be open for free rabbit health checks 15th September to 22nd September 2012 and can be contacted on 01792 774457

For more information on vaccinations for rabbits or about Rabbit Awareness Week visit http://tinyurl.com/ykdlyvc


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