Q. My lionhead bunny has a stuffy and running nose its been like this for awhile but what should I do and is it a serious matter?

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A. This could be a sign of upper respiratory infection which in rabbits can sometimes be quite a complicated condition especially if it is due to pasteurella (it is a type of bacteria) infection. Often antibiotics are needed. I would recommend to take him to your veterinarian for a check up especially if other signs ( as depression, sneezing, lethargy, inappetence) are present.

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