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Hairballs

 

Cats are not the only animals that can form hairballs in their stomachs. Just like cats when rabbits groom themselves they accidentally digest hair which over time clumps together to form a solid mass.

Since rabbits cannot vomit hairballs can be especially dangerous to them. If not cared for the hairballs will continue to grow to the point that they can fill the rabbits stomach. For this reason many times the first sign of hairballs in your rabbit is a lack of appetite.

Pineapple juice works well to help disolve the hairball in the rabbits stomach. The enzymes in the pineapple juice help to break down the hairball over time. If this fails surgery is probably necessary which makes it vital to consult with your veterinarian if the problem persists.

 
 
 
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