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General health care of the rabbit

Routine healthcare is as important in rabbits as in other pets. You should regularly examine your pet paying particular attention to their teeth and claws to make sure these are not overgrowing. If you groom your rabbit regularly you should be able to detect any problems with their skin or fur quite quickly. Particularly in summer months, it is essential to check that there is no soiling around your rabbit's bottom as this is quite a common problem and can result in fly strike (where flies lay eggs in the soiled coat and maggots infest the skin) which can make your pet very sick very quickly.

If you suspect that your rabbit is unwell in any way it is important to seek advice from your vet as soon as possible. Rabbits can often go downhill very quickly particularly if they stop eating for any reason. Your vet will able to discuss with you what the best treatment for your rabbit is.