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10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue
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The first Rabbit Rescue in the Maritimes

We are unable to accept owner surrenders at this time

Health Issues

Medical Issues

Rabbits are prey animals, and as such, can hide their symptoms when
sick. It’s up to you, then, to watch them carefully, and to note the
slight changes in their personality and behavior that might indicate
that they are sick. Following are some medical issues that you should
take note of when living with a house rabbit.

Dealing with Medical Emergencies

Some pointers on what is an emergency, and how to
deal with these emergencies

GI Stasis - The silent Killer

It’s an all too familiar story. “My bunny stopped eating, and then she just died.”
When we ask for details, we often learn that not only did the bunny stop eating, but she had been producing extremely small or even no fecal droppings, or showed symptoms of “runny stool.”

Mysterious Rabbit Poop

Unlike most other mammals, lagomorphs (including domestic rabbits) produce two types of droppings, fecal pellets (the round, dry ones you usually see in the litterbox) and cecotropes.

Absesses in Rabbits

An abscess is a cavity containing pus surrounded by a capsule of
thickened, inflamed tissue. Usually an abscess is the result of a
bacterial infection. The pus is an accumulation of dead cells from the
battle to fight the infection

Runny eyes, runny nose

As many people are all too aware, however, rabbits can suffer from
sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes. The particular cause of this in
your bunny may require a bit of detective work on the part of
your rabbit-experienced veterinarian>, but the following information
may help.