Vets warn of myxomatosis outbreak in Quedgeley
VETS are warning against a breakout of fatal disease myxomatosis in pet rabbits in Quedgeley.
It is suspected to have been picked up from fleas carried by other pets.
Three rabbits have been struck down with the fatal disease, causing swelling to the ears, eyes and nose and genital welts. It is highly contagious and although common in wild rabbits, is rare in domestic animals.
Owners can minimise the risk with a simple vaccination, costing around £35, that also protects against some other viral diseases.
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Laura Dobson, a vet at the Abbeydale and Hucclecote Vet and Pets, said: "It is sad as the rabbits have been much loved family pets. A simple vaccination can help stop the disease."