Content tagged "rabbit health"

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Kidney Disease

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Kidney disease is a condition also referred to as renal disease that occurs in rabbits. Renal disease is characterized by the inability of the...

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Bladder or Kidney Stones

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Under the right conditions, rabbits can develop stones within the urinary tract. The stones are caused by the accumulation of mineral deposits....

Urinary Tract Diseases in Rabbits: Introduction

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

The urinary system of a rabbit includes the kidneys and bladder and is responsible for removing waste from the body. Because of this function, it can also...

Spaying and Neutering Your Rabbit

Companion Animals Updated: June 09, 2011

Introduction Spaying or neutering your companion rabbit can have benefits for both the owner and the rabbit. Unwanted behaviors often develop in animals...

Housing Rabbits Together

Companion Animals Updated: June 06, 2011

Introduction Rabbits are social animals and can be comforted by the presence of a companion. Owners who have a limited amount of time to interact with their...

Respiratory Diseases in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Introduction A rabbit can contract a number of respiratory diseases. Respiratory infections in rabbits are commonly referred to as "snuffles." Snuffles is...

Pododermatitis (Sore Hocks) in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Introduction Pododermatitis, also referred to as sore hocks, is a common illness in rabbits. Pododermatitis is a condition where the hind feet near the...

Head Tilt (Wry Neck) in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Introduction Some rabbits develop a condition that causes their heads to tilt to one side. This condition is also referred to as wry neck, or torticollis. ...

Housing for Indoor Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Introduction Finding the correct cage is one of the most important factors of rabbit ownership. Providing your rabbit with a comfortable living space will...

Gastrointestinal Stasis in Rabbits

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Gastrointestinal (GI) stasis is the term for lack of movement through the digestive or gastrointestinal tract of a rabbit. This disease is often difficult...

How to Trim Rabbit Toenails

Companion Animals Updated: June 03, 2011

Trimming a rabbit's toenails can be an intimidating task. Once you are comfortable with how to properly restrain your rabbit, you can begin to trim its...

Ectoparasites: Sarcoptic and Demodectic Mange Mites

Companion Animals Updated: May 29, 2011

Mange is a skin condition caused by mange mites - arachnids that live in the skin and cause irritation for our companion animals. There are two types of...

Rabbit Behavioral Problems: Kicking

Companion Animals Updated: April 26, 2011

Introduction Rabbits are known for their powerful back legs, which allow them to move quickly over short distances. However, rabbits can also use their...

My rabbit keeps shaking his head and digging at his ears with his back feet. Why?

Companion Animals Updated: March 16, 2011

Ectoparasites: Fleas

Companion Animals Updated: February 14, 2011

The most common external parasite of the dog and cat is the flea. Fleas love warm, humid environments and do not survive for long periods in extreme heat,...

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