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How to Treat Rabbit Injuries?

Here in this article, we will teach you proper methods to treat rabbit injuries. There are a few most common injuries described with a detailed treatment guide.

Rabbits are God’s gift to humans. Small, fuzzy, exceedingly cute, and adorably sweet. According to a recent study about 5.3 million people own a domesticated rabbit. A pet rabbit is a responsibility; don’t let the fuzzy demeanor fool you. Rabbits need to be cared for. They are extremely fragile creatures. 

How to treat rabbit Injuries?

To care for a rabbit you will need to familiarize yourself with the most common rabbit injuries, and the causes of those injuries. Without further ado, let us begin:

How to treat torn toenail injury

A torn toenail is the most common rabbit injury. Rabbits have a habit of exploring everything around them. A torn toenail can be the unfortunate result of one of these escapades. 

This rabbit injury is not a big deal. The first indication of a torn toenail is blood and an upset rabbit. These types of rabbit injuries do not require extensive care. Here is what you should:

  • See whether or not the nail completely ripped off.
  • If the nail has been completely ripped off. Apply gentle pressure for a couple of minutes to stop the bleeding.
  • If some part of the nail is still attached then treat the wound and the nail with either styptic powder or flour.
  • You will also need to regularly check the area for any signs of infection. If you suspect that the area has become infected. Take your rabbit immediately to Veterinarian.

Treatment of penetrating wound injury

Rabbits have soft skin, and coupled with there erratic behavior usually is a recipe for disaster. Rabbits don’t do well with sharp things and you should take extra care to ensure that the rabbits play area is devoid of any sharp objects, but if such an unfortunate accident does happen. You should take your rabbit to the Veterinarian.

Rabbit skin is a cease-pool of bacteria. Any sharp object that punctures the skin of the rabbit usually transfers these bacteria to the deeper tissues. These bacteria could spell disaster for the long term of your pet rabbit. You could treat the wound with hazel or saline, but a visit to the Veterinarian is highly recommended.

It is also highly recommended that you should remove any and all sharp objects within the rabbit’s eyesight.

serious bleeding

There are multitudes of other reasons that could make your rabbit bleed. Some of the more serious ones are 

  • Hematuria (blood in the urine): this usually means your rabbit’s Urinary tract is not functioning as it should.
  • Epistaxis (nosebleeds): Nosebleeds in rabbits is a symptom of a grave underlying disease.

You should be diligent in the care of your pet rabbit. You should regularly check your rabbit for blood. Blood in rabbits is usually a symptom of a deeper more serious problem.

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