Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- 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
Diarrhoea in a rabbit is a serious problem that shouldn’t be ignored. As a rabbit owner, it’s important to check that your rabbit is passing normal, solid pellets every day.
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.
E. cuniculi is a parasite that affects rabbits by causing damage to important organs. Read veterinary advice on prevention, causes, symptoms and treatment.
Eye infections are a common problem in pet rabbits and often develop because of an underlying problem such as dental disease or an injury to the eye.
Deciding to put your pet to sleep is one of the hardest decisions you will make as a pet owner. Watch our video where PDSA vet Fran answers your questions on how to know if it's the right thing to do.