Do you have snuffles for your rabbit?

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Do you have snuffles for your rabbit?

Good ventilation is important for rabbits, who are more susceptible to respiratory diseases. Keep your pet out of a dusty, damp area in the garden. Avoid dusty hay or strong smells. Make sure to clean the hutch often. If your rabbit experiences difficulty breathing, a runny nose or eyes, visit the vet. A runny nose, eyes or teeth can also be snuffles for your rabbit caused dental problems.

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Your rabbit should be exercised

Rabbits require regular exercise, outdoors or indoors, to maintain their bones. However, keep them safe from cats and other predators.

Don’t stress your rabbit

Chronic stress can cause serious health problems for your rabbit. Keep predators away, and keep an eye out for other pets bullying your rabbits. Provide hiding places.

Rabbit weight

Is your pet prone to a puffy stomach or dewlap? You should reduce your pet’s food intake, especially treats and pellets. Your vet should be consulted if your pet’s weight is dropping. You might feel a distinct backbone. It is a good idea that your bunny be weighed monthly.

Nail trimming for your rabbit

You can trim your nails if they are curving and long. However, avoid trimming the pink portion (called the quick). If it is not cut, it will hurt and can bleed. Ask your vet how to do this. Make sure your pet gets enough exercise.

Rabbit ears and coat

Examine the coat for itchy sores or scurf. While fleas are not an issue, rabbits can be infected by them. Ringworm can also be an issue. Some mites live in the ears and cause severe irritation. It is important to seek prompt medical attention in all cases.

Troubles with the rabbit toilet

Your rabbit’s faeces should be checked daily. Your vet should be consulted if you notice any changes in color, consistency, or quantity. Rabbit urine is a mixture of yellow and red depending on what the rabbit eats. It can also appear cloudy. Consult your veterinarian if the urine turns a reddish color. This will help determine if there is blood. You should consult your vet if your rabbit is leaking urine or is straining to urinate.

How do I take care of my sick rabbit?

Make sure your pet is kept warm and well ventilated. Make sure to provide plenty of soft bedding. Also, clean out the eyes and nose. If you notice any soiling on the rear end, such as faeces or urine, offer soft food.

The vet can provide high-fiber liquid food. Give your pet a syringe and slowly feed them. Ask the vet for help. Alternately, you can soften the pellets with warm water and then liquidise. High-sugar baby food should be avoided. If your pet won’t eat certain foods, notify the vet immediately.

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