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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.

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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.

Thymomas in Rabbits

By Awaiting Reprint Rights

Thymomas are relatively rare tumors but have been reported in many rabbits. Perhaps you are looking for […]

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

Chronic Runny Eyes In Rabbits

By Dana Krempels

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

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. […]

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 […]

Myths about Baby Rabbits

By Amy Ramnaraine

Let’s examine and debunk myths about baby rabbits.

Body Parts

The Mystery of Rabbit Poop

By Dana Krempels

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

house rabbit looking out a window

What Do Rabbits See?

By Dana Krempels

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

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 […]

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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