Content tagged "rabbit health"

Intestinal Parasites

Companion Animals Updated: April 21, 2016

Introduction Internal parasites can be found in many different organs and tissues of an animal’s body. One area commonly targeted is the intestines....

Remove a Tick from Your Pet in a Few Simple Steps

Companion Animals Updated: April 08, 2016

To remove a tick from a pet in just a few simple steps, please do the following. We have included a video from the TickEncounter Resource Center for your...

Rabbit Breeding

Companion Animals Updated: January 13, 2014

Rabbit breeding is a serious activity that must be carefully considered before beginning. Breeding rabbits takes a lot of time, money, and responsibility....

Exercising Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

Exercise is important for your rabbit.  It promotes good overall health and prevents obesity.  Providing your rabbit with exercise will ensure proper...

Hot-Weather Care for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

Rabbits are fairly hardy animals, but heat can cause them stress. At temperatures over 85 degrees, rabbits may show signs of overheating. With proper care...

Dental Problems in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: September 09, 2013

IntroductionPet rabbits can develop dental problems during their lifetime without proper care. Rabbits’ teeth grow continuously their entire life due to the...

Choosing a Diet for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: May 20, 2013

When choosing a diet for a house rabbit, remember that as an herbivore (plant eater), a rabbit constantly needs food moving through its digestive tract. The...

My rabbit has a runny nose. Did he catch a cold from me?

Companion Animals Updated: July 26, 2012

The good news is human colds are not transmittable to rabbits. However, there are a variety of reasons your rabbit may have a runny nose and many may require...

Hairballs in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 26, 2012

Read the following article to understand more about how hairball prevention and treatment can impact your rabbit's health.IntroductionPart of a rabbit’s...

Enteritis in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 25, 2012

Rabbits are prone to gastrointestinal tract diseases. One commonly observed gastrointestinal tract disease in rabbits is enteritis, or the inflammation of...

Nutrients Required by Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 25, 2012

A nutrient is a chemical or substance that an animal requires to live and grow. Nutrients can be found in food, synthesized in the body, or taken in from the...

How to Feed Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: December 02, 2011

Amount to feedRabbits should be provided with a pelleted diet daily.  You may also choose to feed a home-prepared diet of fresh vegetables and greens.  The...

Preventive Health Care for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: November 05, 2011

Rabbits may not need vaccinations like dogs and cats do, but it is still important to provide routine health care, such as annual check-ups and weigh-ins and...

Cold Weather Care for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: November 04, 2011

Winter is a difficult time for many animal species, including rabbits. With proper care, however, you can ensure that your rabbit will remain...

The Digestive System of the Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: November 04, 2011

The rabbit, as an herbivore, is uniquely designed to consume large amounts of plant material.  The plants that rabbits eat are high in fiber, which is...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Biting

Companion Animals Updated: June 14, 2011

Introduction Biting is an unwanted behavior that some rabbits display. Because rabbits naturally live in social groups, they have a need to establish a ...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Barbering

Companion Animals Updated: June 14, 2011

Introduction Grooming is a normal aspect of rabbit behavior, but occasionally rabbits may develop unwanted grooming habits. Barbering is a form of grooming...

Obesity in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 10, 2011

Introduction Many pet rabbits suffer from being overweight or obese, just like other companion animal species. Obesity in rabbits causes many different...

Choosing Hay for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Providing hay for your companion rabbit is vital for the overall health of the animal. Rabbits are herbivores and rely on consumption of large quantities...

Treats for Your Companion Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Feeding treats can be a fun and rewarding experience for many owners as it’s a great way to bond with your rabbit. However, proper selection and moderation...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Inappropriate Urination

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Marking objects or urine spraying is a normal territorial instinct that many domestic and wild rabbits display. Unfortunately, pet rabbits that...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Digging

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction A rabbit habit that can quickly become a problem is digging. Rabbits that are kept indoors still have the instinct to dig, even if that means...

Appropriate Toys for Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Playfulness is a normal rabbit behavior that is observed in the wild. Rabbits play by running, leaping, and chasing each other or inanimate...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Introduction

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

A rabbit needs to express normal species-specific behaviors regardless of the environment it is kept in. Rabbits are prey animals and naturally live in...

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Urinary Tract Infections

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction One of the most common urinary tract ailments is a urinary tract infection, also called cystitis. Cystitis is characterized by the...

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