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.
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.
Have you noticed your rabbit grinding their teeth? Tooth grinding can be a sign of pain, illness or distress. Book an appointment with your vet if you notice your rabbit grinding their teeth.
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.