Rabbits are the third most popular mammalian pet in the UK, with an estimated population of two million. Common problems, including dental disease, ileus, perineal soiling and obesity, often result in significant compromises in the health and welfare of this species. This article discusses some key areas, such as good hygiene and husbandry, that can help to prevent frequently encountered conditions in rabbits. In each case, it highlights the importance of establishing and treating the underlying cause to ensure a successful outcome.
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