Hop along to vets for free rabbit check-up

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) will run from June 18 to 26 this year, and Alnorthumbria Vets will be showing its support by offering free rabbit health checks for the next two weeks.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 12th June 2016, 10:15 am
Rabbits, like us, are social creatures.
Rabbits, like us, are social creatures.

This year, the RAW campaign aims to prompt #buddiesforbunnies.

Many rabbit owners don’t know that, like us, rabbits are social animals so this year RAW is aiming to shine a light on rehoming rabbits from local rescue centres.

Rabbit Awareness Week is a very important annual campaign and we wanted to be part of the national activity by offering free rabbit health checks all week with our dedicated team of nurses.

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We look forward to welcoming rabbit owners to our free health checks at the surgery to ensure they are not only physically well, but also emotionally.

The whole idea of RAW is to make people think about their rabbits’ diet, the environment in which they live, their behaviour and general health.

The check-ups are a good opportunity for your rabbit to be examined by a professional, and for you to get any advice on weight, diet, vaccinations, parasite control and neutering.

Keeping your rabbit fit and healthy is vital to ensure a long, happy and fulfilling life.

Rabbits can be prone to some health issues, which can prove challenging to treat, but can often be easily prevented if you know how.

Good care, suitable feeding and other appropriate measures, such as vaccination and parasite control, are key.

The following surgeries will be taking part – Alnwick on 01665 510999, Amble on 01665 713111, Ashington on 01670 852137, Rothbury on 01669 620638, Morpeth on 01670 505321, Ponteland on 01661 871570, and Wooler on 01668 281323.