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A:Health Care Advice, Please, for Young Bunny PetPlanet Talk Adminstrator PPAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Vaccinations are essential for outdoor rabbits, and a good idea for house rabbits - there are two: myxomatosis & VHD (viral haemorrhagic disease). The myxomatosis vaccine is being given every six months in 'high risk' situations - outdoor rabbits especially in rural areas, and VHD boosters are given yearly. Your vet will give the rabbit a health check at this stage.
2) Neutering can help with behavioural problems in males - aggression, inappropriate urination, but is not essential. Females should be neutered,
however as many does develop cancer of the womb in later life. 3) Feed quality is very important for the development and growth of teeth. Rabbits teeth continually grow and wear each other down. If they are not
properly aligned, this can lead to sharp "spurs" in the mouth which can cause
pain and inability to eat properly. A good balanced, vitamin enriched diet is vital.Steve Mullender MRCVS vet for petplanet