What are some common health problems that rabbits experience?

Rabbits can be prone to a variety of health problems, some of which are more common than others. Here are some of the most common health problems that rabbits experience:

1. Dental problems: Rabbit teeth grow continuously, and if they do not wear down properly, they can cause dental problems. Overgrown teeth can lead to abscesses, difficulty eating, and other health issues.

2. Gastrointestinal stasis: Gastrointestinal stasis, or GI stasis, is a condition in which the digestive system slows down or stops functioning properly. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, or stress.

3. Respiratory infections: Rabbits are susceptible to respiratory infections, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens. Symptoms may include sneezing, coughing, and nasal discharge.

4. Parasites: Rabbits can be affected by a variety of internal and external parasites, including mites, fleas, and worms.

5. Urinary tract infections: Rabbits can develop urinary tract infections, which can cause frequent urination, painful urination, and other symptoms.

6. Ear infections: Rabbits can be prone to ear infections, which can cause head tilt, loss of balance, and other neurological symptoms.

7. Myxomatosis: Myxomatosis is a viral disease that is spread by fleas, mosquitoes, and other insects. It can cause swelling around the eyes, nose, and mouth, and can be fatal in some cases.

8. Heat stroke: Rabbits are sensitive to high temperatures and can be at risk for heat stroke. Symptoms may include lethargy, panting, and an elevated body temperature.

If you suspect that your rabbit may be experiencing any of these health problems or any other health issues, it is important to take them to a veterinarian who specializes in rabbit care. Early detection and treatment can help prevent more serious health problems down the line.

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