Rabbit Health Information

 

Spaying is necessary for female rabbits, 80% of female rabbits get uterine cancer by 5 years of age, it also prevents unwanted pregnancies.

 

Neutering will ensure your male rabbit is happier and more relaxed, it stops them being territorial, stops aggression and spraying and means they can have a female friend.

 
 
Health problems
 
If you think your rabbit is ill, you MUST take it to see a rabbit friendly vet asap, rabbits are very good at hiding problems and can quickly succumb to illnessess within in few hours.
 
Illnesses which require IMMEDIATE treatment include:
 

 Abscess (in mouth, not eating, eating less, drooling) (skin                 abscess, hard lump on body)

 Bleeding from the nose, mouth & bottom - VHD, fatal.                    (A Dual vaccine for Myxi and VHD is available and a vaccine for the new strain RVHD2 is now available, both are essential - see below for info)

 Constipation / not passing droppings / not eating

 Diarrhoea

 E.Cuniculi  (can cause head tilt, paralysis, loss of balance, coma & death)

 Fitting / seizure

 Flystrike (caused mainly if a rabbit has wet or dirty bottom or lives in unsanitary conditions)

 GI Statis - not eating / no droppings / hunched up  (Bloat, fur ball)

 Heat exhaustion

 Lethargic / floppy

 Limping / unable to hop

 Mouth breathing or difficulty breathing (turning blue)

 Myxomatosis (runny eyes, swellings eyes, ears, nose, mouth, genitals, pus like discharge

       (A Dual vaccine for Myxi / VHD is available and a vaccine for the new strain RVHD2 is now available, both are essential).

 Open bleeding wound

 

 2016 - There is a new, fatal, disease called RVHD2, spread by wildlife, on clothes, shoes, in hay etc. there is a vaccine but it has to be imported from France, talk to your vet, make sure you get your rabbits vaccinated as mentioned above, its fatal, one minute your rabbit will appear in good health, the next dead.....

**Read more about this disease or watch the video here** -

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-hinde/rvhd2_b_11217418.html

therabbitvet.com/webinar/vhd-rhd-2-update-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease

 

***Our Go Fund Me campaign link to help us raise funds to vaccinate our rabbits against RVHD2 is below*** Please help us if you can, even a few pounds can soon add up. Thank you

 https://www.gofundme.com/2wu4n69g 

 
 

Other illnesses which require treatment include:

 Dental disease

 Eye infections

 Mites

 Obesity

 Sludge in urine / bladder stone

 Snuffles / pneumonia

 Sore Hocks

 

If you require more information on any of the above please visit the website below - 

BUT, as mentioned above, take your rabbit to see your vet without delay......

 

http://www.petmd.com/rabbit/conditions