Pet Dental Month: Are Rabbits prone to Dental Disease?
Rabbits can also suffer from dental disease, in most cases normally occurring in later life.
Dental disease in rabbits can present in a number of ways, such as abscesses, malocclusion and tooth root conformation. Malocclusion may occur due to a tooth root abnormality or missing opposing tooth.
Overgrown teeth in older rabbits is common and can penetrate the gums, cheeks, tongue and lips, which can cause ulcers or even oral abscesses. Rabbit’s teeth are continuously growing around 2-3mm a week. Therefore it is best to keep the diet as natural as possible to grind down their cheek teeth effectively.
If your rabbit is not eating properly or losing weight, we recommend they are checked for abnormal dentition, contact us on 01908 397777.