Rabbits make great pets and to keep them healthy you must watch for signs of disease that can affect your furry friend.
Top 3 Rabbit Ailments:
- Heat Stroke – Rabbits get over heated at 85 degrees, this is of special concern in the summer months. To prevent this, keep fresh water available and ventilation flowing.
- Dental Malocclusion – Rabbits teeth grow throughout their lives. To keep teeth from overgrowing, a good wood chew block will help keep teeth at normal lengths.
- Obesity – If you cannot find the ribs under the layer of fat and skin, then the rabbit is probably obese. Skip the pellets and give your rabbit a constant free supply of timothy hay and leafy greens that will help reduce the excess weight.
The most common rabbit illnesses can be avoided by securing a proper diet, keeping the cages clean and dry and making sure that the food and water receptacles are replenished daily.
At Pet Supermarket we offer a variety of great books that discuss proper rabbit care. We want to make sure that our customers know what to expect with their new pets and how to properly care for them.