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
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.