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Vet Care

How to Find a Good Rabbit Veterinarian

By Kathleen Wilsbach

Don’t wait till you have an emergency to start looking for a rabbit-savvy veterinarian.

Close-up of a rabbit's nose

Help! My rabbit is sick and I can’t reach my vet! 

By Mary Cotter

Sound advice for managing common medical problems until you can make it to the vet.

Help! My bunny has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Now What?

By Paige K Parsons

We cannot offer medical advice – we’re not vets. We can offer these two resources for ways to get a second opinion from a rabbit-savvy vet.

great rabbit-savvy vet examining a rabbit

Resources to Help Pay Vet Bills

By Our Think Tank

We can’t help you pay your vet bills, but we can point you to resources that might help.

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Dr Jennifer L. Saver, DVM explains why a yearly wellness exam is key to a long and healthy bunny life.

Diseases & Treatments

Common Medical Problems

By Paige K Parsons

A summary of the the most common disorders and diseases of rabbits.

Gi Stasis – The Silent Killer

By Dana Krempels

It’s an all too familiar story. “My bunny stopped eating, and then she just died.”

a bunny with torticollis

Head Tilt in Rabbits: Don’t Give Up

By Dana Krempels

Head tilt is not only survivable, but treatable. Bunnies with a head tilt can live a happy, comfortable life.

So You Have To Medicate Your Rabbit…

By Susan E. Davis

A plethora of tips for medicating bunnies at home

Skin Diseases in Rabbits: Common Causes, Common Treatments

By Kathleen Wilsbach

The skin of rabbits is a window to their general state of health. Skin ailments […]

house rabbit dental exam

All About Teeth: Preventative Care & Dental Problems in Rabbits

By Creative Commons Remixed

Malocclusion, molar spurs, abscesses, drooling and other common rabbit dental issues.

Appropriate Use of Antibiotics in Rabbits

By Dawn Sailer

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. When needed for treatment of an infection in […]

E. Cuniculi

By Marinell Harriman

Causes, treatments, and research on E. Cuniculi.

rabbit feet with sore hocks

Treating Sore Hocks

By Dana Krempels

Common causes of sore hocks as well as the recommended treatment

face of a pet rabbit with myxomatosis

Californian myxomatosis

By Hilary Stern DVM DABVP (exotic companion mammal practice)

Myxomatosis is a deadly viral disease of domesticated (European) rabbits caused by the myxoma virus.

The Rabbit Liver in Health and Disease

By Dr Jennifer Graham DVM, ABVP, ACZM

We are working on securing reprint rights. In the meantime, here are third party links to the article.

weepy eye in a domestic house rabbit

Runny Eyes, Runny Nose: What Do They Mean?

By Dana Krempels

Rabbits can suffer from sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes for a multitude of reasons.

weepy eye in a domestic house rabbit

Chronic Runny Eyes In Rabbits

By Dana Krempels

Causes of weepy eye are varied; a correct diagnosis is essential for effective treatment.

Pasteurella: Its Health Effects in Rabbits

By Marie Mead

Understanding Pasteurella can help caregivers take positive action.

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Fly Strike

By Marinell Harriman

As disgusting as the subject is, we cannot ignore this eminent warm-weather danger.

Thymomas in Rabbits: A Comprehensive Overview

By Paige K Parsons

Thymomas are tumors that originate from the thymus, a specialized immune system organ in the chest cavity. While they are relatively rare in rabbits, thymomas represent a significant health concern when they do occur.

Marijuana, CBD, and Rabbits: Understanding the Effects and Risks

By Paige K Parsons

Introduction With the increasing legalization and use of marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) products for humans, […]

house rabbit on the couch

Scholarly Articles and Research on Rabbit Health

By Our Think Tank

This article features recent scholarly works on companion rabbit health, commonly known as ‘pet rabbits’ […]

a wild rabbit in the grass

RHD

By Paige K Parsons

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease is a highly contagious and lethal virus affecting both wild and domestic rabbits.

Arthritis is one of the most overlooked signs of an aging bunny. Jennifer L. Saver, DVM points out the subtle signs.

Convalescent & Chronic Care

a senior rabbit with assisted living needs

Assisted Living: Quality care for disabled bunnies

By Marinell Harriman

When rabbits lose their mobility, upright posture, or ability to reach and groom their extremities, they will need assistance with hygiene and their other daily tasks.

three disabled rabbits snuggling on a rug

Quality of Life

By Marinell Harriman

Confusion exists in people’s minds when dealing with crippled, deformed, or less than “perfect” animals. […]

Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods.
Lucile C More & Kathy Smith
A free ebook available to read online.

Age-Specific Concerns

wild rabbit nest with healthy babies

Wild Baby Bunnies: Are They Orphaned?

By Margie Wilson

Wild baby bunnies are usually not orphaned. Despite good intentions, attempting to rehabilitate them can be illegal and harmful.

Feeding & Caring For Orphans

By Margie Wilson

Sometimes domestic or wild rabbits are truly orphaned. This document is meant to help in that dire situation.

Senior Health Concerns

By Amy Ramnaraine

Senior rabbits require extra attention to their health and wellness.

Caring For Baby Bunnies

By Reprinted With Permission of Organization

This article is reprinted by permission of Kindplanet.org If you find yourself caring for a domestic […]

Debunking Myths about Baby Rabbits

By Amy Ramnaraine

Let’s examine and debunk myths about baby rabbits.

Age Related Behavior

By Marinell Harriman

Experienced rabbit people know it’s just a passing phase, but if this is your first […]

Body Parts

closeup of a house rabbit eye

The Rabbit Eye: A Complete Guide

By Paige K Parsons

Everything about rabbit eyes, from vision to health challenges and treatments

The Mystery of Rabbit Poop

By Dana Krempels

Resolving runny stool in a rabbit is not always a simple matter.

Skin Diseases in Rabbits: Common Causes, Common Treatments

By Kathleen Wilsbach

The skin of rabbits is a window to their general state of health. Skin ailments […]

house rabbit looking out a window

What Do Rabbits See?

By Dana Krempels

How a rabbit’s unique vision system shapes his word.

Rabbit Ears: A Structural Look

By Awaiting Reprint Rights

“What we think of as a rabbit’s ear is only a part of their hearing […]

Spay/Neuter & Its Benefits

Spaying and Neutering Basics

By San Diego House Rabbit Society

One of the most important decisions you can make for the health and well-being of […]

Spay/Neuter To Save Lives

By Amy Ramnaraine

Youʼve heard the saying “reproduce like rabbits”, but is it true?

Spay-Neuter is a Win-Win

By Amy Espie

A spay-neuter prevents or solves all the most common behavior problems facing rabbits who live with humans.

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