Rabbits’ teeth grow continually and the most common complaint seen is overgrown molars and enamel spurs that grow from the teeth. These spurs can irritate and damage the delicate soft tissue inside the mouth causing pain and even secondary complaints such as dental abscesses. If left untreated due to the pain and discomfort this may lead to your rabbit stopping eating and becoming malnourished.
Rabbits can be given a dental just like cats and dogs but as always, prevention is better than cure. Our veterinary team can give your rabbit a full dental check and will be able to advise you on a nutritionally-balanced diet to help reduce dental disease.
Regular check-ups are important to ensure dental disease can be detected as soon as possible to allow the best treatment. At Clarendon House our Healthy Pet Club for rabbits includes 20% of the cost of dental treatment.
Signs that your rabbit may be suffering from dental disease include unusually quiet behaviour, loss of appetite or irregular feeding, weight loss, drooling from the mouth and weepy eyes that could be a symptom of blocked tear ducts caused by dental disease. If your rabbit is displaying one or several of these symptoms then it is important to take them to a vet as soon as possible.
If you would like to book an appointment then please contact our reception team and they will be happy to arrange this for you.