Rabbit teeth problems: Overgrown incisors can cause ulcers. Regular dental care & a proper diet with grass or hay can prevent issues.
Myxomatosis: Viral disease spread by insects. Swollen lips, eyelids, and genitals are common symptoms. Prevalent in UK's wild rabbit population.
Flystrike: Maggots infest rabbits, eating flesh and causing suffering. Eggs laid by flies, especially around tail or open wounds. Horrible condition.
Vaccination vital: Protect your rabbit from RVHD, a fatal disease with two strains. RVHD1 kills within 48 hours, RVHD2 over several days.
Head tilt in rabbits has various causes like trauma, ear mites, infections, parasites, or meningoencephalitis. Signs include head tilt, circling, and rolling. Treatment depends on the cause.
Ear mites, or Psoroptes cuniculi, cause irritation and signs like headshaking, scratching, and crusting in rabbit ears. Seek vet care if suspected.
Seek vet care for your rabbit if you observe itching, dry skin, bald patches, or signs of dermatitis, as skin problems can cause discomfort.
Ensure plant safety for your rabbit's diet. Avoid feeding poisonous plants like buttercups, rhubarb, foxglove, and more. Proper identification is crucial.
Prevent flea infestations in rabbits by regularly checking for 'flea dirt' (black flecks) in the fur, indicating the presence of fleas.
Diarrhoea in rabbits can indicate infection or flystrike risk. Provide fresh water, high-fiber diet, and vet care if severe. Prevent dehydration.
Consider pet insurance for your rabbit to cover unexpected illnesses and injuries. Everypaw offers Lifetime policies for comprehensive coverage.