Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease? Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is a serious viral disease that may cause a high rate of infection and death in rabbits. It does not cause disease in humans or animals other than rabbits. It is caused by a Calicivirus, which can survive for weeks in the environment, and can be spread over short distances on objects such as articles of clothing, and therefore can be spread easily and rapidly. Why…

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Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Spaying and neutering pet rabbits and guinea pigs can help them have the longest and healthiest life possible. Below are medical reasons supporting spaying and neutering: Eliminates the risk of uterine or testicular cancer. Female rabbits and guinea pigs are at a much higher risk of developing uterine cancer as compared to other pets, such as dogs and cats. Depending on the breed, up to 60% will develop cancer by middle age. Spaying eliminates…

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Is Your Pet in Pain? Look for these signs.

September is Pain Awareness Month. Originally started in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association, this annual event raises public awareness of issues around pain and pain management. With this in mind, now is a great time to learn about symptoms of pain in cats and dogs. Cats and dogs experience many types of pain, just like we do. Think about the last time you had the flu, or had a sprain/strain, a broken bone,…

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