Category: Conditions

“HAIRBALLS IN RABBITS: FACT OR FICTION”

This was written by Susan A. Brown, DVM ~ for the National House Rabbit Society in April 1996. I have copied it here in its entirety as it gives a very good overview of the way a rabbit’s digestive works, what can upset it, what happens when it’s normal motility is altered, how it is treated, and how to minimize such occurrences.

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THE MYTHS OF PINEAPPLE JUICE and PAPAYA

The facts are that pineapple and papaya can do nothing to help break up a mass in a rabbit’s stomach is nothing more than an inaccurate ~ and dangerous ~ myth. Not only are they not beneficial, but the sugars they contain will serve to feed the bacteria which are already proliferating and creating toxins ~ thus actually doing harm, rather than good.

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STASIS ~ DIAGNOSIS

This article details the steps the veterinarian will take to determine what is amiss with your rabbit. It includes two photographs of rabbit abdominal x-rays.

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OBESITY ~ “LOVING THUMPER TO DEATH”

Obesity is not just a human problem. Veterinarians are reporting an obesity epidemic in our companion animals. If your rabbit is overweight, the change must come from You.

This article explains why obesity is so dangerous for rabbits and what changes to make to correct the situation.

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LIVER TORSION ~ BURT’S STORY

This is the story of a bunny who developed Liver Torsion ~ and lived to tell the tale ~ which he does in a series of blogs posted on a website devoted entirely to rabbits. His mom has given me permission to share it with you.

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