Can be vaccinated against myxomatosis and haemorrhagic viral disease, 2 fatal diseases.
Myxomatosis virus is transmitted by the rabbit flea. Unfortunately cats can pick up this flea when hunting & bring it back into gardens & houses that contain pet rabbits, so spreading myxomatosis to areas where wild rabbit do not go. Haemorrhagic viral disease virus can also be carried into gardens by birds. Vaccination against both diseases is recommended for pet rabbits.