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
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.
Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. Osteosarcomas are painful tumours that often first appear as hot, solid, tender swellings. They are most common in leg bones, but can affect any bone in the body.
Epilepsy (also known as ‘idiopathic epilepsy’), is a common cause of seizures in dogs between 6 months and 6 years old. Epilepsy is often inherited (passed down from a parent) and can’t be cured but can usually be managed with medication.
Worms are a common problem in pet cats and without regular treatment, most catch them at some point in their lives. Worms are not often visible in poo until they have been treated and killed, making them difficult to spot.
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.