My House Rabbit

Pet Rabbit Health

One of the essential ingredients to a long, happy life with your bunny is ensuring your pet remains in good health. The articles in this section cover health conditions and diseases that can affect house rabbits.

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    Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Bunny

    As a pet owner, it is important that you know the facts about spaying or neutering your house rabbit. This article covers some of the benefits of the procedure and tells you what to expect during and after the surgery. [Read more]

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    A Correct Diet is Vital for Rabbits

    An incorrect diet can be the underlying cause to many health problems. Rabbits do NOT need a high calorie diet, as their digestive system has evolved to use bacterial fermentation to break down fibre and form nutrients. [Read more]

  • Veterinarian holding a bunny

    GI Stasis in Rabbits: A Deadly Condition

    One very serious, fairly common health issue pet rabbits face is gastrointestinal stasis. GI (or gut) stasis is a potentially deadly condition in which the digestive system slows down or stops completely. [Read more]

  • Rabbit's behind

    Poopy Butt in Rabbits: Causes and Treatment

    "Poopy butt" is the less than eloquent term to describe a relatively common condition in which fecal matter gets stuck to a rabbit's behind. This article will discuss ways to keep your bunny clean and in good digestive health. [Read more]

  • Rabbit scratching her ear

    Treating Your Pet Rabbit for Fleas

    You notice one day that your rabbit is scratching himself frequently. Upon further inspection, you spy tiny brown droppings in his fur and little insects dancing around his ears and nose. But what flea treatments are safe for your bunny? [Read more]

  • Bunny sitting outside in the shade

    Recognizing Heat Stroke in Your Pet Rabbit

    Heat can be very dangerous to rabbits. They are more susceptible to heat stroke than humans. So it is important to recognize the symptoms and know how to treat and prevent this condition. [Read more]

  • Rabbit Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis in Young Rabbits

    Conjunctivitis is a common eye disease in rabbits. While at the best of times it is a concerning disease, this article and podcast show that in young individuals it can quickly become a dreadful condition if left untreated. [Read more]

  • Rabbit with Chronic Myxomatosis

    Myxomatosis: Vaccination

    Myxomatosis is a highly contagious disease in rabbits. While not prevalent in the US, this deadly disease afflicts many rabbits throughout the UK and other parts of the world. Luckily, in the UK, a vaccination is available and recommended for all pet rabbits from 6 weeks of age. [Read more]