Why does my bunny have snot?

Causes of Runny Nose in Rabbits The causes of your rabbit’s runny nose will most likely be due to one of the following: respiratory infections (when the lungs are affected this is known as a pneumonia, Pasteurella is a common cause of upper respiratory tract infections), foreign bodies or dental disorders.

Is it normal for a rabbit to have a snotty nose?

Heatley adds, “Snuffles is a very common disease of rabbits and can be found in up to 10 percent of rabbits which appear normal. It is found in almost all rabbits that show clinical signs, such as a runny nose, skin infections, or a head tilt.

How do you treat a respiratory infection in rabbits?

If your rabbit is very unwell with a respiratory infection, it’s likely that they will need intensive care in a veterinary hospital until they start to improve and eat again. If your rabbit is struggling to breathe, treatment is likely to start with giving them oxygen, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics.

How do you clear a rabbit’s nose?

A very clogged nose is definitely a problem, as rabbits are obligate nasal breathers. You can help clear your bunny’s nose temporarily by gently suctioning with a pediatric ear syringe. Ask your vet about using a mild, pediatric antihistamine such as Benadryl to help shrink swollen nasal membranes.

What is the most common cause of death in rabbits?

The research analysed data from 6,349 rabbits that attended 107 veterinary care clinics across the UK. The researchers found that the most common causes of death recorded by veterinary surgeons were flystrike (10.9% of pet rabbits), anorexia (4.9%), collapse (4.9%) and gut stasis (4.3%).

Is Pasteurella curable in rabbits?

If the strain of Pasteurella multocida is a mild one and the rabbit has a strong immune system, it is possible that the rabbit will recover without treatment, but s/he is likely to then be a carrier, and the bacteria will take up permanent residence the nasal cavity.

How do I know if my rabbit has pneumonia?

Signs: lethargy and malaise, fever, anorexia and weight loss, dyspnea and tachypnea, oculonasal discharge, pale to congested mucous membranes, sneezing and coughing.

How do you treat snuffles in rabbits?

If you have any Vicks or Olbas, put some into a bowl of hot water. Put this where your rabbit can breath in the fumes without hurting itself from the hot water. If the nostrils become clogged, use a damp cotton bud to gently clear them.

What does myxomatosis do to rabbits?

Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus, a poxvirus spread between rabbits by close contact and biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling and discharge from the eyes, nose and anogenital region of infected rabbits.

How do I know if my rabbit has Flystrike?

Typical signs of Flystrike:

  1. Digging into a corner- they will be doing this to dig away from the pain.
  2. Being very quiet and lethargic.
  3. Not eating/ drinking.
  4. Not wanting to move.
  5. You may also notice a strong smell coming from the hutch.