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Neck And Back Pain in Rabbits


Treatment and care will depend on the underlying cause for the back and neck pain. In fact, your veterinarian will not want to minimize the symptoms with palliative care before the exact cause for the symptoms has been determined. Most activity will be restricted and a modified diet may be offered to help reduce obesity and further weight gain.


Medications may include anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids to bring down swelling and inflammation, and to help relieve pain. Patient monitoring and treatment for infections, along with preventative steps for avoiding -- or treating -- urinary tract infections may also be necessary.


Living and Management


For minor injuries the prognosis may be good. However, if the pain is related to a more severe injury or condition, your rabbit may need to cope with chronic pain and you may need to administer long-term pain management.