Common Problems Rabbits Face in Later Years

Rabbits are popular pets because they are adorable and affectionate. They tend to live to be nine or ten years old. However, as with any animal, a number of health problems can arise with age. There are some common problems that can occur in aging rabbits.

1.       Arthritis

You may have noticed your rabbit has been moving slower or had difficulty moving altogether. If your pet has been reluctant to move, it may be suffering from arthritis. To alleviate this pain, you can make small changes to the rabbit’s environment and also speak with your vet about supplements.

2.       Kidney Stones

 

Bladder infections and kidney stones are common among ageing rabbits and are important health concerns to keep an eye for. Symptoms include changes in urination, straining to urinate and loss of appetite. If you notice these symptoms, be sure to contact your vet immediately.

3.       Dental Issues

Rabbits have painful issues when it comes to their teeth since they do not stop growing. Some of a rabbit’s teeth are difficult to check without the proper equipment, a veterinarian will be able to check on all teeth to ensure that teeth are always at the correct length.

Your pet is a valued member of your family and you want to keep them in good health and comfortable for their entire life. To learn more about how a veterinarian in San Jose can help, visit this website.

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About Nancy Rivera

Nancy has a deep love of animals and talks and writes about them regularly. She is a huge animal rights advocate.
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