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Spinal Injuries


Spinal injuries will occasionally occur to rabbits. When these injuries happen it is usually due to improper handling of the rabbit. If you hold the rabbit too tightly or allow it to fall, spinal injuries are likely.

The entire skeleton structure of a rabbit is actually very small in comparison to the weight of their body. Their bones only comprise about 8% of the total weight of a rabbit. Other household pets like cats and dogs have between 12% to 15% of their weight comprised of bones.

If you suspect that your rabbits spine has been injuried it is important to seek veterinarian attention as soon as possible. While you are transporting the rabbit make sure that it moves as little as possible.

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