Agria Pet Insurance has joined forces with Burgess Pet Care in supporting Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2017, which runs from 17th-25th June.
The aim of the week, created by Burgess Pet Care and now in its 11th year, is to raise awarenessaround the key welfare needs of the amazing rabbits we share our lives with. Agria’s commitment to responsible pet ownership makes the pet insurer a natural partner for the campaign.
RAW is a particularly important event as although rabbits are the UK’s 4th most popular pet, they are also one of our most misunderstood companions.
The PDSA Animal Wellbeing 2016 Report (PAW) highlighted that only 30% of owners provide their rabbits with constant access to feeding hay and fresh water. The veterinary profession believes diet is the number one issue that needs addressing in rabbit ownership.
Helping to address this situation, this year’s #HoptoHay campaign will focus on the importance of high-quality feeding hay and fresh grass in rabbits’ diets to support health, diet and rabbit. Rabbits have complex dietary requirements and need 85-90% of high-quality feeding hay and fresh grass in their diets. Without the right amount of hay and fresh grass, rabbits are at serious risk of developing health problems.
With advice on everything from the right accommodation and exercise requirements to the importance of having the company of another rabbit, RAW will also raise awareness around the wider welfare needs of rabbits.
During the week, Agria is offering owners 3 months half price insurance for new rabbit policies, an offer that’s being publicised on special Burgess RAW packs and posters for veterinary surgeries.
Additionally, thousands of vets at practices across the UK will be offering special health checks for rabbits, while retailers and rescue centres will be running a whole host of fun and educational events to owners and potential owners really thinking about the best ways to keep rabbits healthy, happy and being the exceptional pets they can be.
Joining Agria in sponsorship of the week are the RSPCA, PDSA, The Blue Cross, Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) and Wood Green, The Animals’ Charity in support of Rabbit Awareness Week.
To take advantage of Agria’s 3 months half price on new rabbit policies offer, call 03330 30 82 92.
To find out more about and see what’s happening near you during Rabbit Awareness Week, visit www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/
About Rabbit Awareness Week
- RAW is a coalition of experts, organisations and welfare charities who have come together to support Burgess Pet Care in our mission to improve rabbit welfare.
- Official partners include Agria Pet Insurance, RSPCA, RWAF, Wood Green The Animal Charity, PDSA and Blue Cross.
- Join the conversation online using the hashtags #HoptoHay and #Raw2017
For more information on RAW, please visit the RAW website.