Question I have to rabbits they are Flemish giant crosses and a few days ago i noticed one of the rabbits, Pepper malting alot more than usual, her fur is thining and extremely patchy, Today i noticed that there was something on her nose and i had a closer look and it looks like snot has dried either side of her nostrils. Any idea what this could be or should i take her to the vet?? She has a history of having diarrhea problems with weather changes and in winter often has antibiotics which helps the problem.
Answer Dear Crysta,
Please read these three articles to help you get your bunnies back in good condition:
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RULE #1: THE INTERNET IS NOT THE PLACE TO SEEK HELP IN AN EMERGENCY.
If your rabbits is LETHARGIC
If your rabbit is NOT EATING
If your rabbit is PHYSICALLY INJURED (including broken bones)
I have been rescuing and rehabilitating domestic and wild rabbits for about 30 years.
I have written articles for many rabbit rescue publications, as well as for the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM.
I own EtherBun, the internet's largest listserve dedicated to health, care, and behavior of domestic rabbits.
Organizations Houserabbit Adoption, Rescue, and Education, Inc. (H.A.R.E., Inc.) president
National House Rabbit Society (Board member)
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Warren Peace (Journal of the House Rabbit Society of Miami)
Various newsletters of the House Rabbit Society, nationwide
Education/Credentials Ph.D - Biology
B.S. - Biology
B.A. - English
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