Veterinary

Companionship in rabbits is key to their welfare, say vets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA), together with British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) and British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), has called for greater awareness of the health and welfare benefits of housing rabbits incompatible pairs. 

According to the 2019 PDSA PAW report, rabbits are the UK’s third most popular mammalian pet, as a recent BVA survey of vets in the UK found that 73% had seen pet rabbits who were not having all of their welfare needs met and of the rabbits they saw, 42% were housed alone.

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