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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Nigelk, Sep 11, 2019.


  1. Nigelk

    Nigelk PetForums Newbie

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    Hi everyone.
    Just joined, we have two Shih Tzu crosses, Elisha (9yrs) and Paige (6yrs) who we love talking about, almost like children haha, so will no doubt be posting about them in the near future.
    But the main reason we have joined is the last few weeks we have noticed a lot of rabbits on our dog walk with myxomatosis and are wondering what could be done to help them. Some have got so bad now you can literally walk up to them as shown in the video

     
  2. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    Hi, and welcome to this forum.

    Regarding the rabbits, it’s a horrible disease and I don’t think there’s anything that can be done to stop it from running it’s course through the local rabbit population. If you can bring yourself to put out of its misery any that you come across then that would be good, but not everybody...

    The other practical thing to do would be to make sure that local Vets are aware of the outbreak; domestic rabbits can be vaccinated.
     
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  3. Nigelk

    Nigelk PetForums Newbie

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    Hi thanks for the welcome and reply.

    Yeah we didn’t think there was much that could be done for them especially once they get as bad as some of these little guys are, it’s a shame really as like you said it’s not a nice thing.
    They live along a fairly busy dog walking path so might see if we can find out who owns the fields
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Would a local wildlife hospital/rescue go out and put them out of their misery?
     
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