Important News for Rabbit Owners

I haven’t posted in a while and unfortunately, I’m doing it because I’ve got really sad news. This evening we had to have my best friend, Lettice the Rabbit, more commonly known as Rabbity put down as she had caught myxomatosis.

I know this isn’t my usual book or food related topic, but I thought that this was important news to share, as I had no idea that there is a massive outbreak of myxomatosis in the UK this summer, or that rabbits who aren’t in contact with wild animals can catch this. The vet tells me that this can be spread by insects such as fleas or mosquitoes. Even indoor rabbits aren’t safe. Rabbits can be vaccinated, and the vaccine should last a year, but they’ve had to euthanize animals who’ve had the booster as recently as six months ago, so if you have a rabbit please get it checked and vaccinated by your vet as soon as possible. I’m devastated to have lost my little friend, and I am hoping that by telling people I will be able to help keep their pets safe.

Please pass this message on to anyone you know who has a rabbit. Once they catch it there is nothing the vet can do to save them.
Rabbity Rabbit, you will be sorely missed. Who else will take as much interest in what I plant in the garden, cuddle me as I sunbathe and bite my ankles to let me know I’ve been reading too long and that it’s time to play?

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7 thoughts on “Important News for Rabbit Owners

    1. Siobhan

      Thank you. I just read your post about Dillon, hugs to you too. He looks like a lovely boy. I’d never heard of The Rainbow Bridge before. Made me cry my eyes out, but such a lovely idea. We’ll see our furry guys there again one day 🙂

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    1. Siobhan

      No idea, the vet thinks she was bitten by a flea or a mosquito. Any biting insect could have transmitted it. I’d check with your vet whether your bunny needs vaccinating.

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