• Skin Conditions
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Conditions

Information about your bunny's potential skin conditions and how to treat them.

What are symptoms of mites in rabbits

Pet rabbits can be infected by ear mites which are small parasites that live in the ear canals. They may stimulate excessive wax production that can lead to clinical signs such as head shaking, ear scratching and blood around the ear canal. They are seen most commonly in the lop-eared breeds.

Mites may also infect rabbits on the back and shoulders causing dry skin and dandruff. These mites can also cause a mild rash in humans, so treatment is vital.

How to prevent rabbit skin problems

Bedding must be changed regularly, at least once a week, otherwise your rabbit’s feet can become ulcerated and infected. Feet should also be checked regularly and toenails clipped if necessary. Urine and faeces may also stick to the rabbits skin, especially around the areas that are in contact with the ground, such as the bottom area and back of the legs.

It is essential to check your rabbit daily, especially in the warmer months to prevent the potentially deadly infestation of maggots (fly strike).

Request an Appointment

Donnachie & Townley Veterinary Centre

Rugeley

The Veterinary Centre
29 Market Street
Rugeley, Staffordshire
WS15 2JH

Tel: 01889 582023

Stafford

Units E and F, Madford Retail Park
Foregate Street
Stafford
ST16 2QY

Tel: 01785 213404

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