RAW 9th May – 17th May
What on earth is Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) you cry!!!
RAW is a week dedicated to these nose twitching long eared hopping beauties. It promotes responsible pet ownership, aims to advise bunny owners on the correct care of their pet in all aspects such as health care, environment, behaviour, diet and company.
Visit the official RAW site here: http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/ for more information and to check for special events happening near you.
Many Veterinary practices take part in RAW and some offer FREE health checks, why not contact your Vets today and find out if they are participating, of use the tool bar on the official RAW website to find your local RAW events.
Rabbits can go down hill very fast if unwell, so getting to know your rabbit is really beneficial when you need to spot the signs of a potential problem.
Did you know their teeth never stop growing, therefore correct diet is essential. If you notice any of the following signs it may be an indication that your rabbit is experiencing some dental problems.
- Weepy eyes
- Quiet and subdued
- Off their food/ difficulty eating
- Weight loss
- Reduced passing of faeces
- Swellings of the jaw/ face
If you do notice any of the above it would be best to get them seen to by a Vet.
Know any Rabbit lovers? Tell them about RAW if they don’t already know! Hop to it!!!