How do you tell if your rabbit has an abscess?

How do you tell if your rabbit has an abscess?

Rabbits affected by abscesses are usually subdued and not eating well. Some may present with a fever and have more systemic signs such as gastrointestinal stasis (decreased bowel movements). Some owners realize there is a problem when there is a strong odor coming from the rabbit’s mouth or facial area.

How do you treat a rabbit with dental problems?


  1. Your rabbit may need an anaesthetic so that your vet can trim any overgrown teeth and/or smooth any spurs.
  2. Your rabbit may need teeth removed if they are suffering from severe dental disease such as a tooth root abscess, damaged teeth, or teeth growing in the wrong direction.

What happens when a bunny has gastrointestinal stasis?

The bunny may become lethargic, have no appetite and may hunch in a ball, loudly crunching his teeth in pain. Sometimes, a rabbit suffering from GI stasis is diagnosed as having a “hairball.”

Is it possible for a rabbit to recover from an illness?

If the symptoms are caught early enough, it is very possible that your rabbit will recover. But if the rabbit does not receive help on time, this condition can be deadly. This is probably the most important condition to be aware of, since it is often a symptom of many other illnesses in rabbits.

Why does a child run away from a rabbit?

Rabbits are also built to react to sudden changes which means they may either run away or try to bite when approached too quickly and too loudly. Stress-related illnesses are common. For these reasons, many children, especially young children, will find it difficult to interact with a rabbit and soon lose interest.

Can a rabbit get GI stasis from a hairball?

Unlike cats, who can hack up their furballs, rabbits cannot vomit. A large enough hairball can completely block the digestive tract, leading to GI stasis. Most of the symptoms for hairballs are the same as the symptoms for GI stasis.