Diseases of rabbits
In recent times it has become fashionable to keep as Pets decorative bunnies — these cute furries are liked by both adults and children. Unfortunately, like any living being, rabbits are susceptible to various diseases. What are the most common diseases of rabbits.
Unfortunately, many rabbits get their masters already sick — so unscrupulous sellers "sbagrivayut" animals are an experienced breeder would never have bought it. Therefore, the choice of decorative rabbit should be approached very carefully. A healthy rabbit is smooth and glossy coat. Discharge from the eyes and nose, sores and lumps in the ears, stuck at the anus wool, sneezing are signs of illness rabbits .
If a Bunny properly contain. the most common diseases of rabbits are not afraid of him. But if you properly feed your pet if his cage is in the draft, if he walks anywhere — the disease can not be avoided. The best way to maintain the health of your furry pet is the correct feeding and maintenance. Warn disease is always easier than cure.
Some of the most common diseases among ornamental rabbits this gastro-intestinal diseases of rabbits. Most often they are caused by malnutrition or infection. The main symptoms of such diseases are flatulence and loose stools. The rabbit's appetite decreases, it grows thin, becomes sluggish. In this case, you must certainly contact the veterinarian, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment. In addition to medicines, you will most likely need to change your pet's diet: it should include a quality special feed, hay, oak twigs and fresh water with a pinch of salt.
If the rabbit gets enough fiber, you may face with this disease, as "clumps of hair". Rabbits, like many other animals, lick themselves and each other, so their hair gets into their stomach. If the diet of a rabbit is enough fiber, its digestive system works fine, and the hair is removed from the body. Otherwise, the wool will stick together in the stomach in the pet's stomach. As a result, his appetite decreases, the animal becomes sluggish. Then the rabbit grows thin, begins dehydration of the body, and the stomach increases in size. To remove from the body clots of wool and normalize digestion, the veterinarian prescribes special preparations, and in neglected cases, you have to do the operation.
Another reason for reducing appetite may not be gastric disease of rabbits and the problems with teeth. If the rabbit is wrong Stoch tooth, he will not be able to eat normally. Hence the loss of appetite, and weight loss. For common among decorative rabbits diseases of the teeth include excessive growth of teeth, malocclusion, infectious stomatitis ("wet snout"), etc.
A common disease of rabbits caused by respiratory infections. Of course, a rabbit can not catch a person from a person: a person gets colds from viruses, in rabbits - bacteria. But the symptoms are similar in many respects: sneezing, runny nose, discharge from the eyes. Such diseases of rabbits are usually treated with antibiotics, which are prescribed by a veterinarian. If a rabbit breathes loudly and hoarsely, opens his mouth and lifts his face, because he lacks oxygen, he may have pneumonia. In this case, the doctor may additionally prescribe oxygen therapy.
Diseases of rabbits can be caused by parasites. Common parasites of ornamental rabbits - these are helminths (worms), coccidia (cause a serious disease - coccidiosis), lice, fleas, puhoedy (withers), ixodid mites. So, for example, at infectioncessationism mite the rabbit observed powdery and paste-like discharge from the ears, on the scalp appear brown Bunny scratched. But the basic signs coccidiosis - This is flatulence and diarrhea.
When infectinginternal parasites (worms, coccidia) isolate sick animals and give them special medication. If the infection is accompanied by diarrhea, necessary to replenish the loss of body fluid. When infected skin parasites the vet usually appoints a special sprays. The best way to protect the rabbit against infection is to regularly clean the cage, change the bedding and be protected from contact with sick animals.
Some diseases rabbits the effects of trauma. For example, falling from a height can lead to paralysis of the legs. However, paralysis of the legs can be a consequence of infection or a lack of vitamins. If there is a rough floor in the cage, the rabbit can damage the legs, and redness and sores appear. And if your pet runs unhindered on a slippery floor, he can crash into furniture, which is fraught with bruises and bruises.
Any disease of rabbits require consultation with a veterinarian! But if you take good care of your pet, feed it properly, clean the cage regularly, protect it from dangers - your decorative rabbit will be healthy for the joy of you and your household.