Dental Disease in Rabbits
REMEMBER – rabbits’ teeth grow continuously. They must have a high fibre diet to ensure teeth do not over-grow. Overgrown teeth result in sharp spurs forming on the teeth which dig into the cheek and tongue.
When rabbits have dental disease it causes severe pain, they go of their food and may begin to dribble saliva and get a wet chin.
An early sign of dental disease can be weeping eyes and conjunctivitis as the tear duct runs over the molar tooth roots.
If you see your rabbit has a wet chin or weeping eyes, please bring him along for a check immediately.
If rabbits stop eating for a few days they can get a serious disease of the liver, called Hepatic Lipidosis, which can be fatal