From bunny to adult rabbit, your rabbits’ teeth will continuously growth throughout their life. This continuous growth allows them to chew on course foods, grinding it down but maintaining the necessary protein, fat and energy.
The food and dietary requirements for your bunny or rabbit are vital for their digestion, health, and happiness. The wrong foods can cause health complications and lead to costs for you as the owner.
At Boundary Vets, we are able to check your bunny & rabbit dental care during regular general consultations, helping to ensure that your pet stays happy and healthy for as long as possible.
Keeping Your Bunny & Rabbit’s Teeth Healthy
With dental disease a problem amongst bunnies and rabbits, it is important to ensure that you give your rabbit the best diet possible.
A well balanced diet includes 80-85% hay as well as pellet foods. For more information on what works best for your rabbit, ask our veterinary nurses at Boundary Vets today. We can guide you through ensuring that your rabbit stays healthy with the right foods, keeping their teeth in good condition too.
Dental Disease in Rabbits
Even if a bunny or rabbit is suffering with dental disease, they will not openly show signs of this. If you have any concerns, it is key to contact your local vets as quickly as possible to get an appointment.
Some of the signs to look out for include;
- Runny eyes
- Hypersalivation or drooling
- Reduced appetite or not eating at all
- Reduced or inability to ingest caecotrophs
- Swelling of the face due to a possible abscess
- Less faecal pellets.
If your bunny or rabbit displays signs of swelling around the face, this could be from an abscess around the root of the tooth. With these being painful and possibly difficult to treat, it is best to try and identify and treat them early.
Dental Services at Boundary Vets, Abingdon
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