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Do you know what’s up with bunnies?
  1. Suzanne Jarvis

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This week is Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) (2 to 10 June). Similarly to last year, the focus is again on nutrition and the value of feeding a high quality hay-based diet. This time the campaign is called ‘Move away from muesli’ and it is encouraging owners to drop muesli in their rabbit’s diet.

In a letter on its website (https://rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk), the RAW partners explain that the PDSA’s Animal Welfare (PAW) Report has consistently placed an inappropriate diet as the top issue that needs to be addressed for rabbits when surveying vet professionals. So this is why the focus is again on better nutrition. Feedback from practices signed up to RAW suggests owners are often unaware that they are feeding their rabbits badly.

The letter goes on to say that research has shown that rabbits tend to …

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