The elixir of life for your dwarf rabbit
The fundamental ingredient of the elixir of long life for your rabbit is good health. If healthy, your rabbit will happily hop and live with you for a long time.
In this section, you will find a series of tips on how to prevent or recognize the most common diseases of the dwarf rabbit.
I don’t want to replace the veterinarian, who should always be called in case of emergency or check-up, but just give you some tips to avoid certain unpleasant situations for both you and your furry friend.
As the caretaker of a domestic animal, it’s important for you to delve into the topic of sterilization for your rabbit, so that you can make informed decisions that will always benefit your furry friend.
Here, I will explain the advantages of sterilization when done at the right time during growth and by a specialized veterinarian. I’ll also give you some tips on what to expect during and after the procedure.
Mixomatosis is a viral disease that is common especially in wild rabbits in different parts of the world. This is perhaps one of the most dangerous diseases for our rabbit friends, as the probability of death is high. You must be extremely careful!
A rabbit infected with mixomatosis has a life expectancy of about 6 to 10 days. But let’s see what it’s all about.
Heat can be one of the worst enemies of your rabbit. In fact, rabbits are very susceptible to heatstroke, much more than humans.
So, if you are already feeling hot, imagine your rabbit friend.
Let’s discover together what causes heatstroke in rabbits, but above all, the remedies. We’ll also explore how to prevent the problem.
Rabbits tend to hide their pain, so it’s not easy to recognize when they’re sick.
One of the most common conditions they can develop is intestinal blockage, also known as gastrointestinal stasis. This is a condition where the digestion and absorption of food slow down or stop completely.
In more severe cases, it can lead to death, which is why it’s crucial to understand the symptoms and seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.
I’ve decided to use this fun title to talk to you about a fairly common problem in rabbits with a poor diet.
By dirty butt, I mean that situation of dirtiness that occurs when your rabbit’s bottom is covered in poop.
Let’s try to understand together what the causes can be, but above all, how to clean it and how to remedy the problem for the future.
One day you may notice that your rabbit is scratching a little too often. Maybe after a first inspection of its fur, you also notice tiny brown droppings. Finally, you realize that small insects are flying around its nose or ears.
Well, don’t worry! Your rabbit has fleas, but now let’s find out how to solve the problem.
One of the reasons why it is preferable to sterilize your rabbit is that the reproduction of our friends happens quickly and constantly. This is why, unfortunately, breeding facilities are often overcrowded and it’s hard to find a home for every bunny.
That being said, it is not impossible that you might be taking care of a pregnant female rabbit, so here are some tips for you.