Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
Healthy rabbits don’t drool/dribble - if you notice your rabbit drooling, it’s likely that something is wrong. Often, the drooling itself isn’t obvious - keep a look out for wet fur and hair loss around their mouth and chin.
While we may not expect our cats to have breath as fresh as ours, if they have really smelly breath it could be the sign of an underlying medical problem.
Bad breath isn’t normal and should always be investigated by a vet to see what’s causing it. Dental disease is a very common cause of bad breath but it can also be caused by some more serious health problems.
Your rabbit’s teeth are constantly growing. This is why they need to chew on so much grass and hay as it grinds their teeth down and stops them getting too long.
Do you think you rabbit might have a painful mouth? Have they been grinding their teeth, rubbing their face, eating less than usual? The most common cause of a painful mouth is dental disease; but there are many other possible causes.