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Muesli-style foods could be bad for your rabbit

Tuesday, 9th April 2013

Owners of fluffy bunnies take pride in knowing that they are supplying their rabbits with the food they need to be happy campers.

So, they will be interested to know about research which suggests that muesli rabbit food could have negative effects on the health of their bundle of joy.

The study carried out by The University of Edinburgh and supported by Burgess Pet Care found that the feeding of muesli-style foods can result in dental and digestive problems which would require pet medication from the vet.

The research also shows that far from being healthy, this type of sustenance can cause them to become overweight or obese.

This has led Pets at Home to begin the process of gradually removing rabbit muesli in its 335-plus stores due to the veterinary community's response towards it.

Professor Anna Meredith, from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, said: "Vets have suspected for a number of years that feeding muesli-style foods could lead to health issues in rabbits, and now we have the proof to substantiate that."