Please Note - Medical Advice
Please keep in mind that posts on this forum are from members of the public sharing personal opinions. It is not a replacement for qualified medical advice from a veterinarian. Many illnesses share similar symptoms but require different treatments. A medical exam is necessary for an accurate diagnosis, without which appropriate treatment cannot be given.
You should always consult your vet before following any suggestions for medication or treatment you have read about. The wrong treatment could make your rabbit worse or mean your vet is unable to give the correct treatment because of drug interactions. Even non prescription drugs can do harm if given inappropriately.
We are very grateful to members who take time to answer other members questions, but please do be clear in your replies that you are sharing personal experience and not giving instructions on what must be done.
Urgent Medical Advice: If you need, or think you might need, urgent medical advice you should contact a vet. If it is out of working hours phone your vet's normal number and there should be an answer phone message with instructions on what to do.
Rabbit Code of Practice Petition - When the government introduced a new Animal Welfare Act in 2006 they promised to write codes of practice setting out how the act would apply to different animals (including rabbits) in terms of accommodation sizes, diet requirements etc. this would help pet owners know how to care for their pets, make sure retailers provided supplies fit for purpose and provide guidelines for prosecution. The government created codes of practice for dogs, cats and primates but ran out of steam before they got around to rabbits.
I would appreciate if you'd consider signing this petition asking them to get on with introducing the Rabbit Code of Practice: Read/Sign the Petition - Thank you!
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