We have significant knowledge regarding small pet health however, if your pet becomes ill whilst in our care we will inform you immediately. If we are unable to contact you or your emergency contact we will obtain veterinary treatment for your pet and proceed in their best interest. Should your pet need veterinary attention we will endeavour to transport them to your nominated Vet (if within a 10 mile radius of Barton Seagrave) or our Vet for treatment.
Any existing medical conditions must be discussed prior to the stay of your pet. If your pet does have any medical problems, illnesses or injuries, please provide the details of their condition and any treatment/medication that is required.
We will not accept any pet that is showing signs of any undisclosed illness, disease or injury or animals with dirty/wet bottoms as these are prone to fly strike.
We will not accept rabbits for boarding unless they are fully vaccinated against Myxomatosis, VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease) and RVHD2. Proof in the form of valid up-to-date certificate(s) is required prior to boarding by emailing a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a photo via MMS.
Vaccinations must have been done at least 3 weeks prior to the stay.
Myxomatosis and VHD1 vaccinations are done together once a year. The RVHD2 vaccination must be done 2 weeks after the VHD1 vaccination and annual booster vaccinations against RVHD2 are required to ensure your rabbit is safe. A combined vaccination against all 3 diseases is now available called "Nobivac Myxo-VHD PLUS" and is given annually. Your Vet will be able to advise you further about which vaccinations are appropriate for your rabbit and their timing.
These are extremely awful diseases, highly contagious and can cause sudden death in rabbits. Therefore, animals without proof of vaccinations will be refused boarding.
Guineas Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils and Rodents do not require any specific vaccinations.
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This is a microscopic brain and kidney parasite of rabbits. It's believed that the time around weaning is the most common time for infection and it comes from the rabbits' mothers. However, rabbits can catch the disease later in life, typically after being introduced to an infected newcomer, or sharing pasture with one.
Symptoms include seizures, deafness, cataracts, or unexplained behavioural changes. If EC is suspected, a specific treatment course should be discussed with a Vet as many other problems (including ear infections and spinal damage) may mimic EC infection. Treatment is likely to be drug treatments to support your rabbit, reduce inflammation, or help with the disorientation that affected rabbits may have.
Consequently, we ask you to say “Yes” or “No” on the Booking Form if you would like your bunny to use a run on our grassed area for additional exercise.
All male rabbits and guinea pigs must preferably be neutered. We will not board pregnant pets. Any female that gives birth while in our care will remain with us along with her litter until weaned for the safety of the pets. Owners will incur additional boarding costs.