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Rabbit and Ferret vaccinations

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Rabbit and Ferret Vaccines

Rabbits and Ferrets are special pet’s with unique needs and our vet’s love nothing more than visits from these fuzzy critters.

Two rabbits sitting on a couch next to a carrot.

Rabbits are vaccinated against calicivirus at 10 – 12 weeks of age and then every 6 months to maintain immunity throughout life. With the uncertainty surrounding a recent  new strain of calicivirus frequent boosters are currently being recommended. At this stage no updated vaccine is available.

Calicivirus and Myxomatosis are diseases that have been introduced in Australia to help control the wild rabbit population. Whilst there are no vaccines available to prevent myxomatosis, rabbits should be vaccinated against calicivirus which is spread by insects.

A ferret sitting on a white background.

Ferrets are lively an very curious little creatures that love nothing more than to play and get into mischief. Vaccination against distemper is very important.

It is recommended they receive TWO  distemper vaccines  4 weeks apart  when less than 12 weeks old  and then annually as adults. Typically they are administered with a canine C3 vaccine to achieve this.