February is Pet Dental Health Month. Dental and oral hygiene is a huge part of keeping your pet healthy, no matter what size or species.
Rabbits have 3 different types of teeth which are unrooted and continually grow over their lifetime. Have a look at the types of teeth and their purpose below;
Your rabbit will have the following teeth (28 in total);
It is very common for rabbits to develop inappetence, slowing down of their guts and lack of faeces production. This may be a sign of dental disease amongst other problems so their teeth should always be checked. Common dental problems in rabbits can include;
Signs of a problem with your rabbit’s teeth or mouth might include the following;
If you notice a problem with your pet and suspect it may be their teeth, then a vet consultation is always a good idea and should be your first step. They may suggest a dental under a general anaesthetic.
Preventative dental care top tips
We hope you have learned more about your rabbit and their dental health.