Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2014 begins on the 10th May this year and Donaldson’s Vets will be showing its support by offering free rabbit health checks throughout the week so hop-a-long to Your Local Veterinary Practice for Free Rabbit Health Checks

This year we will be focusing on the rabbits’ diet and wellbeing, so we will be offering free consultations to all rabbit owners at each of our surgeries in Aspley, Thongsbridge, Birchencliffe and Mirfield.

Emma Lindop from our Thongsbridge surgery has a special interest in Rabbits. Emma has been instrumental in planning our activities during the week and feels that Rabbit Awareness Week is a very important annual campaign and she is especially keen to be part of the national activity by offering free rabbit health checks all week. 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 focus this year is on raising awareness of rabbits’ dietary requirements including their need for a high fibre diet. Many of the issues we seen in practice can be prevented through proper diet and nutrition. We are trying to educate owners about the diet and how, when fed correctly, this can improve the lifespan of the animal and decrease veterinary bills. The good news is there are a number of easy ways in which we can help our pet rabbits to be happier and healthier.

With the support of the veterinary community and the pet retail sector, the primary aim of Rabbit Awareness Week is to educate owners in responsible rabbit ownership and improve the wellbeing of Britain’s third most popular pet.

Donaldson’s Vets will be open for free rabbit health checks on weekdays between the 10th and 18th of May. Please phone our nearest branch to make your free appointment.