Rabbits are susceptible to a variety of diseases and conditions, including overgrown teeth, gastrointestinal diseases, parasites, and cancer. It is important to know they also tend to hide signs of illness or pain.
In addition, your rabbit can benefit from regular dental checkups. We can help make sure problems with your rabbit’s teeth don’t turn into serious, potentially life-threatening conditions.
We also strongly suggest that you have your rabbit spayed or neutered. Not only can rabbits potentially give birth once a month, but they can also have up to 14 babies at a time! Even in households with a single rabbit, spaying or neutering has plenty of benefits. It can protect your rabbit from several types of cancer and reduce or eliminate aggression as well as other undesirable behavior such as; spraying, mounting, destructive chewing, and biting. Spaying or neutering will not change your rabbit’s personality.
If you have any questions about how to best care for your rabbit, we are happy to schedule an appointment to discuss proper diet, housing, grooming, litterbox training, and more.
Contact us if your rabbit:
- Has discharge from the eyes or nose, runny stool, lack of stool, or abnormal eating patterns
- Has an elevated or low temperature
- Begins drooling, scratching at the ears, or sneezing
- Starts tilting his or her head
- Develops bald patches in his or her fur
- Stops eating, appears overly quiet, or shows other abnormal behavior
- Difficulty moving, limping, or any signs of trauma