Small mammals are susceptible to a variety of diseases and conditions, including overgrown teeth, hairballs, parasites, and cancer. They also tend to hide signs of illness or pain.
Contact us if your pet:
Has discharge from the eyes or nose, runny stool, or a gurgling stomach
Has an elevated or low temperature
Begins drooling, scratching at the ears, or sneezing
Starts tilting his or her head
Develops bald patches in his or her fur or lumps on its body.
You suspect your pet can be infected with lice, mites or fleas
Stops eating, appears overly quiet, or shows other abnormal behavior
We also strongly suggest that you have your rabbit spayed or neutered. Not only can rabbits potentially give birth once a month, but they can also have up to 14 babies at a time! Even in households with a single rabbit, spaying or neutering has plenty of benefits: It can protect your rabbit from several types of cancer and reduce or eliminate aggression, as well as other undesirable behavior, such as spraying, mounting, destructive chewing, and biting. Spaying or neutering will not change your rabbit’s personality.