Symptoms of Pneumonia in Rabbits

:et's talk about symptoms of pneumonia in rabbits. If you have a pet rabbit, noticing changes in your pet and spotting serious symptoms could save your pet's life. This article will focus on pneumonia and what symptoms you can look out for in your pet rabbit.

First, it is important to understand that it's okay if you don't know what your pet's symptoms mean, that's what veterinarians are for. However, it is important to pay attention to your pet rabbit and be able to notice when something is wrong.

Symptoms in pets can sometimes be hard to notice, but if you pay attention to your pet everyday you should be able to notice if they are acting different or if something in their appearance is abnormal.Another tricky thing is that the symptoms as well as the treatments of pneumonia in rabbits will depend on what caused the pneumonia in the first place. 

The most common symptoms of pneumonia in rabbits include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, weight loss, sneezing, eye discharge, nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, excessive drooling, and sometimes facial abscesses. A rabbit may have other symptoms depending on what caused their pneumonia. Breathing difficulties is a very common symptoms since pneumonia affects the lungs.

If you notice any symptoms in your rabbit, at least call your veterinarian and tell them the symptoms. Once you take your pet to the veterinarian, they will run various tests. Don't worry, tests ensure an accurate diagnosis, which means you can give you rabbit a more effective treatment.

Pneumonia can be fatal, but there are treatments available. Catching the illness early is sometimes the key to a full recovery. If an infection was the cause of your rabbit's pneumonia there are different types of medications available depending on whether the infection as bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic. If a dental disease caused the pneumonia, a tooth may be to be removed or medications may also be a treatment.  Fluid therapy, oxygen therapy, and occasionally steroids may also be a part of your rabbits pneumonia treatments.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.