Rabbit FAQs


How effective is the vaccine in preventing RHDV-2?

It has been shown to be highly effective.

Will my rabbit infect other rabbits after being vaccinated?


How old does my rabbit need to be to get his vaccine?

4 weeks or older.

How long does it take for the vaccine to be effective?

14 days after the booster injection, which is done 3 weeks after the first vaccination. Annual booster shots will be required for continued immunity.

What side effects should I expect?

A small swelling at the injection site may develop, a slight temporary fever may occur, and your rabbit may be lethargic for a day or two after the injection.

Is it safe for pregnant or nursing rabbits?

A full study of the safety has not yet been completed.

Is it safe for previously vaccinated rabbits to be vaccinated with the new vaccine?

This vaccine has gone through safety testing in accordance with USDA standard. It has been determined safe and approved for use with a two-dose regimen.

How often will my rabbit need to be vaccinated?

If this is the first time your rabbit is being vaccinated, one initial injection followed by a booster in 21 days is required. After that, one injection will be needed annually.

How do I schedule a vaccine for my rabbit?

Call the clinic at 412-595-7843 to schedule your rabbit’s appointment.

More information about RHDV-2 can be found at the following links: