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Q. Bought a show rabbit, a buck for breeding but has hair loss on the front of his face. Can I treat it with baby oil and campho phonic

Answered By
LAURA E. MCRAE

A. No. Rabbits have very sensitive stomachs - extra precaution is necessary. Baby oil is likely to cause loose stool, and other products may causes gastrointestinal upset. Find the cause of the hair loss. Hair loss is a sign of a larger health concern, not a diagnosis in and of itself. Possible causes include rubbing on the cage, scratching or rubbing face due to pain or irritation, fungal infection, dermititis (skin inflammation). A visit to the veterinarian to determine the underlying cause may be necessary. A health rabbit is a healthy breeder.


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