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Veterinary reveal of new Indoor Rabbit Food met with positive reception

The first veterinary reveal of Burgess Excel Indoor Rabbit nuggets was met with a positive reception at the BNVA 2018 Nursing Congress in Telford. This new complementary feed is the first commercial pet food to be developed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of rabbits living indoors.


The new range was showcased alongside Burgess Excel’s DualCare Recovery Feed and Long Stem Feeding Hay products. 50 goody bags full of Excel products and useful information were handed out to veterinary nurses each day from the Burgess Pet Care stand.


Alex Thorne, Senior Brand Manager at Burgess Pet Care, said: “The number of rabbits kept indoors is increasing so Burgess Excel Indoor Rabbit nuggets have been carefully formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of these animals, including L- Carnitine to help maintain a healthy weight.


“This specially formulated food can be introduced to your rabbits’ diet as part of the Burgess Excel Feeding Plan, with a healthy diet consisting of between 85–90% of high-quality feeding hay.”


Research continues to show a rise in the number of rabbits living indoors. Burgess Excel Indoor Rabbit nuggets have been specially formulated with Vitamin D and L-Carnitine to support healthy skin, and bones and help rabbits maintain a healthy weight, along with prebiotics to support digestive function.


The release of this new food is part of Burgess Pet Care’s continued commitment to raising awareness around the specific nutritional needs of pets, ensuring the veterinary sector and retailers are able to supply rabbit owners with high-quality foods that support the health and wellbeing of small animals.


Burgess Excel’s DualCare Recovery Diet, a complementary feed that’s suitable for sick or recuperating guinea pigs and rabbits, was also shown to stand attendees. Originally introduced to the Excel range to ensure veterinary professionals and rabbit owners have access to a high quality and affordable recovery feed, DualCare can be fed in its dry form or watered down into a paste and fed using a wide tipped syringe.


It is one of the most affordable and highly recommended recovery feeds, containing all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help support and meet increased requirements during times of stress and recovery.


Veterinary professionals looking to learn more about the Excel Feeding Plan and the support available to them can get in touch with Burgess directly by emailing


Burgess looks forward to announcing the timings and theme of next year’s Rabbit Awareness Week campaign at a later date, as well as a schedule of CPD shows in partnership with RWAF.

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