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RABBIT - HEALTH

Medical Conditions
It seems one of the basic facts of life: sickness always comes. No matter what we do and how healthy we try to live, we always seem to come down with some ailment. Not surprisingly, this is true of our pets as well. Whether we like it or not, at some poin...

When to See the Vet
Looking after your new rabbit's health is an important part of her first days with you, including an initial visit to the veterinarian. Other visits to the veterinarian may be necessary early on if your rabbit's health calls for them. Fortunately, rabbits...

The Healthy Rabbit
After centuries of evolution as a creature of prey, your rabbit is the very model of defense: Nearly every sense has evolved in response to centuries of ancestors defending themselves from predators. For example, a rabbit's large ears aren't just for sh...

Parasite Control
External parasites are more common in rabbits than internal ones and usually consist of fleas, ticks and ear mites. Regular grooming of your rabbit is important for a number of reasons, including the chance it gives you to check him for signs of external ...

Internal and External Parasite Infections
They bite, irritate, jump, and suck your precious pet's blood. They live on her skin, swim through her bloodstream, and feast in her intestinal tract. They're parasites, and they're out for one thing: free room and board. With early treatment, most parasi...

Obesity in Rabbits
If your pet has lost his svelte figure, he's not alone. Obesity, or excessive body fat accumulation, is one of the most common nutritional diseases of pets. Your veterinarian should be able to determine your pet's optimal weight. The rule of thumb: your ...

Hairballs
Cat owners just don't appreciate the benefits of a big juicy hairball. If you think about it, discovering fur-filled surprises on the living room floor is a small price to pay for your pet's intestinal health. Rabbit owners should be so lucky. Their pets ...

Types of Play and Exercise for Rabbits
Add a healthy dose of fun to your bunny's day. Just like you, your floppy-eared friend can benefit from an exercise routine. Regular play improves muscle tone, joint flexibility, digestion and cardiovascular fitness. An active lifestyle helps prevent obes...

Appetite Loss
Something's wrong when your rabbit stops munching.