Rabbit Health

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

NOTE: These articles do not constitute veterinary advice. Seek a rabbit-savvy veterinarian for specific questions relating to your rabbit’s health. If your rabbit is not eating / drinking / pooping / peeing, these are serious symptoms. Take your rabbit to a vet immediately. To locate a rabbit-savvy vet in your area, see the House Rabbit Society Veterinarian Index.

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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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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 shows that in young individuals it can quickly become a dreadful condition if left untreated. Read more »

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    Myxomatosis: Vaccination

    Myxomatosis is a common disease in wild rabbits in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. This article discusses the use of the myxomatosis vaccination, available in the UK, as a preventative measure against the disease for pet rabbits. Read more »