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What are Hair Loss?

There are many reasons your rabbit may be experiencing hair loss, also known as alopecia. The hair loss may appear as small, bald spots on their body, or there may be larger areas of your rabbit’s coat that are missing hair. You may also notice general hair loss throughout your rabbit’s body. In many cases your rabbit will feel a lot of itching, leading to his discomfort. As hair loss is likely pointing to an underlying condition, a trip to the veterinarian is in order.

Hair loss in rabbits, also called alopecia, can be caused by a variety of possible problems. Underlying conditions may include physical or behavioral health issues.

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Symptoms of Hair Loss in Rabbits

Should your rabbit be experiencing hair loss, you may notice the following:

  • Small areas of their body where there is no hair
  • Larger areas where hair is missing
  • General hair loss over your rabbit’s body

You may notice clumps of hair in your rabbit’s environment or in his feces. It is important to brush your rabbit on a regular basis so that you can quickly catch any possible issues.

Types 

Hair loss in your rabbit may be due to an underlying physical health condition, including a parasite infestation, dental problems or a hormone imbalance. The hair loss can also be caused by boredom, or if your rabbit shares an environment, fighting between rabbits.

Causes of Hair Loss in Rabbits

There are numerous causes for hair loss in your rabbit. These include:

  • Parasite infestation (fleas, lice, mange mites, fur mites, mites that cause ear canker, a fungus like ringworm); if your rabbit has a severe flea infestation he may itch so much that he scratches off his fur
  • Dental problems (fur loss will be seen under the chin, on the chest and/or on the dewlap)
  • Urinary tract disorders (fur loss will be on your rabbit’s hindquarters)
  • Bacterial infection
  • False pregnancy
  • Excessive grooming by your rabbit or his companion rabbit
  • Fighting between rabbits

You will want to bring your rabbit to the veterinarian for an examination to determine the cause of his hair loss.

Diagnosis of Hair Loss in Rabbits

The veterinarian will conduct a full examination of your rabbit in order to determine what is causing his hair loss. When examining your rabbit, the veterinarian will look for signs of what could be causing your rabbit to lose his fur. He will pay attention to the type of hair loss, along with the following:

  • Crusty appearance on the skin where the fur was lost
  • Presence of flaky skin or dandruff
  • Any open sores or inflammation

Your veterinarian will likely ask you questions about your rabbit’s behavior and whether there have been any changes. Depending on what is discovered during the physical examination, the veterinarian may order blood work or a urine analysis. The veterinarian may also conduct a skin scraping which will enable a closer look under a microscope. As the veterinarian works to determine the health condition of your rabbit, radiography may also be conducted.

Treatment of Hair Loss in Rabbits

Your rabbit’s treatment will depend on the condition that is causing the hair loss. Some possible conditions and treatments include:

Parasite Infestation

Mites can be treated with selamectin (available as Revolution or Stronghold); Revolution is usually given at a dose of 6mg/kg. Ivermectin is another option for treatment. Ringworm can be treated with Program. Topical treatments like miconazole and clotrimazole are options for small lesions. Fleas can be treated with Advantage or Revolution.

Dental Problems

Molar spurs may have to be filed so that they are smooth and a tooth infection may have to be treated.

Urinary Tract Disorders

Urinary tract infections can be treated with antibiotics, bladder sludge can be treated with subcutaneous fluids, and a bladder stone may require surgical removal. 

Bacterial Infection

With a bacterial infection, the infected areas should be shaved and a culture and sensitivity test should be conducted so that the veterinarian can determine which antibiotic will be most effective against your rabbit’s infection. 

False Pregnancy

Your veterinarian may recommend having your rabbit spayed.

Over grooming

Provide your rabbit and any companions addition space to run and play as well as toys to keep them busy.

Fighting

Your veterinarian may recommend spaying or neutering your rabbits.

Recovery of Hair Loss in Rabbits

The recovery of your rabbit will be contingent on the underlying condition that is responsible for his hair loss. Depending on what your veterinarian has discovered, your veterinarian may request that you return for a follow up visit. 

There are things you can do for your rabbit to help prevent the possibility of disease that can lead to hair loss. These include:

  • Providing a stimulating, safe, secure and non-stressful environment for your rabbit that offers the space for exercise
  • Avoiding overcrowding in your rabbit’s environment
  • Providing, clean, fresh water in a bowl that is large enough for a full day’s worth of water
  • Ensuring your rabbit has a healthy diet 
  • Regularly groom your rabbit and take him for a check-up by the veterinarian once a year, as well as anytime you notice anything unusual with him (changes in appetite, drinking, urination or activity, hair loss, or changes in hair coat

Hair Loss Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Cookie
Mini lop
10 Weeks
Mild condition
-1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

Our baby girl was adopted by us 2 weeks ago. She is kept indoors in hutch with free play around the home. Hutch is cleaned daily. She eats well and is happy but noticed her ears are almost bold. She only scratches rarely and has no scabbing etc. Should I take her to a vet? Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that the fur/hair loss you are referring to may be due to a parasitic mite or due to a hormonal condition, if Cookie isn’t scratching herself and there are no other symptoms you should keep a close eye on things for now but should visit a Veterinarian when normal business hours start to take a look and also to discuss any vaccination plan depending on your location. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Also lots clumps of hair are coming out. ^

My bunny is about 2 years old and just recently she had been shedding a lot. Some parts of her body are really hair but some are less and you can tell , what does that mean ? I also gave her a bath bc she was dirty and the next day when she was completely dry you could tell that she lost lots of hair. But she hasn’t been scratching or anything crazy.

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lucky
australian
One Year
Mild condition
-1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

bald spot on forehead

i have a one year old rabbit who is fixed and recently he has a bald spot on his forehead. i checked to see if he has other bald spots and he doesn't. i also checked to see if there is any flaking and there is not. i had a female rabbit in the kennel with him but decided to separate them. is there anything i could put on him like a itch cream for rabbits?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If he isn’t itching (you didn’t mention itching as a symptom) then it can be difficult to narrow in on a specific cause; normally parasites are a common cause for fur loss in rabbits but if there is no itching or signs of scratching we need to consider hormonal conditions, stress among others. I would keep an eye on Lucky for the moment and visit your Veterinarian if any other symptoms present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

he isn't itching at all and ever since i have removed the female rabbit no more hair has come off his forehead. plus we keep the rabbits nails trimmed. is there anything that i could give him to not stress him out? Today i did notice that my female rabbit was humping him and that really bothered him. so for the time being im keeping them separated.

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Bella
mixed
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

slight scabbing
white flakes
Pain
anxiety
Hairloss
Redness

My black mixed rabbit is currently having the symptoms above. She was fine last night. Then this morning had missing patches missing the size of a quarter on her feet, then at noon both of her lower legs were totally missing fur, with tops of feet bare too. This evening legs are totally bare all the way up, with her belly starting to loose fur, and most of her feet are bare, too, with small scabbs appearing.

She lets out a squeak when I pick her up, as though she is in pain, and the skin now looks like it's turning raw. The white flakes are on her inner leg. She also has severe anxiety now, which is slightly odd. Bella's always had some anxiety, being a rescue animal.

Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Bella may have a parasitic infection (mites) or a hormonal condition; you should get some selamectin or similar product from your local pet store. If you don’t see any improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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FLUFFY
Rabbit
2 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

no symptoms

I recently noticed that fluffy was lossing the hair on her nose, but i have no idea why. She lives in a hutch in our back yard so i figured it could be some kind of parasite. So far she hasn’t lost hair anywhere else on her body.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There may be many causes for a loss of fur around the nose of a rabbit which may include parasitic mites, some infections, excessive scratching among other causes; without examining Fluffy I cannot determine which specific cause is leading to the fur loss, it would be good to have a Veterinarian look at her to determining the specific cause so that the most appropriate treatment may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My bunny is losing her winter coat. I started to pluck it out and it seems like her lower half back is bald. I still have more to pluck out but I’m afraid. Is this normal? Her stools and urine are normal.

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Dino
Lop Eared
7 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

shedding
Slow regrowth
Short hair
Hair Loss

I've had my bunny for about 6 years now, and I've seen him go through seasons of shedding for many years. It is now the end of December and I live in a mildly warm and humid climate (Hong Kong). I know that bunnies are supposed to shed at the end of winter to prepare for a summer coat, but I am worried because there are two regions in the middle of his back, one of each side of his spine, that appear have slow regrowth. The hair is shorter and more matted (?) compared to the other parts of his fur, and when petting his back, you can feel the pivots/dips it makes that is more prominent that it has been before.

I'm not sure if it's a lack of protein or just a change of coat or something else. I've looked and observed and he doesn't seem to be scratching himself excessively so I don't think it could be a pest issue. I'm also wary about introducing new foods into his diet at his old age, and previously he's had soft poop problems regarding fresh veggies like lettuce and carrots.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately without examining Dino, I can't comment on what might be going on, but it would be worth a visit to your veterinarian to have that skin looked at, as animals do develop lesions as they get older that sometimes require treatment, and he may need a biopsy to determine what is happening with that part of his skin.

hii I have one baby rabit (2 months old & they loss some hair from the neck. is that a big problem . plz tell me

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Luner
American
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

My bunny is about 2 1/2 years old he stays indoor my daughter noticed that on his cheeks he has hair that sticks out a little and you can easily pull out that have white on the ends?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Hair loss like you are describing is most commonly associated with hormonal conditions or skin infections among other causes; it would be best to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side and to look at the hair and cheeks in detail to look for a possible cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oreo
No idea
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of ap
Loss of hair
Shaking
Loss of Appetite

My rabbit is losing tons of hair I was petting him and my hand was full of it he has been shaking and not having the appiete he usually has. He was sneezing alot today as well

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for fur loss in rabbits which may be related to parasites, hormonal conditions, stress, infections among other conditions; without examining Oreo it is difficult to say what the specific cause of the hair loss is but would recommend that you visit a Veterinarian for a thorough examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.bio.miami.edu/hare/furloss.html

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frank
white rabbit
3 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

Medication Used

none

my rabbit having hair loss and the area where there is hair loss that area is now white hard something i don't know what it can be but now it is spreading all over her body mostly near her eyes and nose

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Frank may have a hormonal issue, a parasitic infection or other infection which is causing the hair loss and hardening of the skin; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination since I cannot determine a cause without examining him. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bui
Holland Lop
1 Year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bald spot: red/pink,splotchy,flaky

Medication Used

none

I was grooming him and I picked him up to flip him and noticed a bald spot on his belly, it had flakes around it and they were hard (I think). It looked like there were small blood patches too. I couldn’t get a closer look as he doesn’t really like being handled. The area wasn’t very small either, maybe the length of an index finger and the width of a 50cent SGD coin. He’s a little bigger in size I Guess (I’m not sure how big a Holland lop should be) but it cannot be because of a fight with another rabbit as he’s the only rabbit in the house, he’s kept in a cage and gets to run around sometimes, he always has food and water, but we do give him additional tidbits everyday such as carrots and snacks such as “ CUNIPIC Alpha Pro” and “HEALTHYBITES”. He really likes attention too like gettting pet and he licks too. He usually just lazes around and doesn’t really like to do much walking or running. He’s cage also has 5 levels for him to go up and down too.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible issues that Bui may be suffering from which may include infection, trauma (a graze from walking past something), parasites, hormonal conditions among other causes; you could try to apply basic Neosporin to the area to see if there is any improvement in the appearance in what you’re seeing on the abdomen. If you see no improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mila
Rex
6 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bald
Hair Loss

My rabbit has two bald spots on either side of her spine on the back of her neck. The skin in both is white, doesn't look flaky or raw, it's just gone. Both bald spots are about half an inch in diameter and relatively the same shape. Can you give me any advice on what I can do at home to either take care of it/monster it so it doesn't get worse?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Symmetrical fur loss may be due to a hormonal condition; normally other causes like parasites or excessive grooming results in a non-symmetrical fur loss with signs of irritation. Without examining Mila I cannot say specifically what the cause of the fur loss is, but would keep an eye on it and visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Asher
Short haired
4-5 years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

I was brushing him with a wire brush that is for a cat ( which is a bad idea in hindsight) on his back there is a bald spot that appeared when brushing and the area looks wet and there isn't any blood so I don't know what happened the skin is dark but again no blood it's the first time I've brushed him in a good year (I know that's bad) and he hasn't been freaking out or appear to be in pain when I touch it so idk if it's something serious and needs to be addressed or if it's just that I need a different brush or something of the sort

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try cleaning the area with a dilute antiseptic for a few days to see if there is any change in the skin; if there is no improvement or the skin gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
Florida White
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

My rabbit has hair loss and there is like powder where there is no hair.blood is coming when it is itching where there is no hair.what treatment I have to give?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Treatment depends on the underlying cause; infections, mites, chemical irritation, hormonal conditions among other causes may cause hair loss like you are describing. However it sounds more like a fur mite like Cheyletiella parasitovorax which causes patchy fur loss and flaking of the skin, but it is best to visit your Veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis and to give treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/exotic-and-laboratory-animals/rabbits/parasitic-diseases-of-rabbits#v3306792

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Alice
Dwarf
9 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Losing weight
grinding teeth
lack of appetite

My rabbit is approx 8-9 years old and this is the 3rd week now she has been not eating well or drinking well. She is grinding her teeth more often and has lost some fur under her chin and possibly around her eyes as they look a bit bare. She isn't as playful as normal and wants nothing more than to just be stroked on her head.

Started feeding her fresh fruit which got her eating more this past week but seems to be limited to mostly blueberries only :<( I put a water bowl in her cage with a little bit of apple juice as she is not using the water bottle anymore. Not many droppings of course :<(

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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At nine years old, Alice is getting on in life and approaching the life expectancy for a dwarf rabbit; there are many issues which may affect rabbits as they age and you will know that dental issues are the most common. Without examining Alice I cannot say specifically what the cause for the loss of appetite and localised alopecia but I would suggest visiting a Veterinarian before the weekend. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snookey Agrawal
Indian
More than 1 year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Unhealthy behaivour

My rabbit (SHE) is loosing fur slowly today only and she is not eating properly and there are sounds coming from her stomach ? What to do now ? I and my rabbit is at home we live in India She came on 14 march 2016 at our home she was small now what to do ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Rabbits do shed their hair, so this may be normal; abnormal hair loss may be due to excessive grooming, nutrition, hormonal imbalance, parasite, fungal or bacterial infection. With sounds from the stomach, there may be a digestive problem possibly caused by fur due to excessive grooming; without an examination I cannot diagnose the cause, I would visit a Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I just purchased a German Angora that was recently neutered. He is about 6 months old, and all his wool on the back portion of his back is gone. He has crimpy guard hair, but no wool. If I move it, I can see his skin. The missing wool area is a large circle around the back of his back. I have bathed him, dried him, combed him thoroughly, and checked him all over. He has no mites, fungus, fleas, or skin problems.

Is this something he will grow out of, or is my wooler bunny going to continue to be woolless?

Thank u so much Dr.Callum after reading this i got relief but i am confused that i should visit to a veterinary doctor or not please tell

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Charlotte
Holland Lop
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sores
Red skin
Itching

My Holland Lop got fleas from the vet- they've been taking forever to go away. My house had gotten infested too. It has gotten alot better since my home is being treated but she has scabbing around her neck, which i know fleas can cause this but shes being treated with Advantage but it doesnt seem to be working. I have also been using some Sevin Dust in her fur to kill the fleas. Is it possible she could have some type of mite? But, her ears are fine, and i have seen the fleas in the carpets - I'm just trying to determine why they are taking so long to get rid of and making sure she's ok. Her sores worry me but it really looks like crusty areas where there is a bite and once i brush her it just looks like red skin where hair is growing out - but at first it's like a dark spot with fur growing out of the middle. Any advice you could give would be great, thank you.
I was previously prescribed revolution for her but it didnt seem to work thats when we switched to advantage.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Charlotte has fleas. Both Revolution and Advantage are good products to prevent fleas, and if you are still seeing fleas, it is important to clear up the infestation in the environment. None of the products available kill the pupae of the flea life cycle, so it can take 2-3 months of consistent flea control to rid the area of the adult fleas. As far as the scabbing goes, I'm not sure without seeing her is that is something that might require treatment, but if it seems to be resolving as the fleas decrease in number, you may be okay to monitor her skin for improvement. If you aren't sure, it would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian to make sure that she is okay.

My female rabbit lost his hair from head,nose,chin and eyes.Tell me the disease.

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Talyn
Rabbit
10 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Hi my rabbit, Talyn, is 10 years old this month. She was recently attacked by a rat in her hutch (since disposed of) she was given a course of antibiotics and Metcam for a bite to her ear. In the last three days she has lost a massive amount of her fur, she is only a small rabbit and has a two by four centimetre bald patch on her back and great clumps of fur come away as you smooth her, despite being cleaned daily, her hutch is full of fur. She is eating, drinking,peeing and pooping as usual and enjoying her daily dose of fresh dandelion leaves. Could this be to do with the trauma of the rat attack or just her advanced years. Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Talyn I cannot say what the specific cause of the fur loss is, although stress from a traumatic event may be a factor especially when coupled with age. I cannot rule out any other causes like parasites, infections, hormonal conditions or any other cause without examining Talyn first; if there is no improvement or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian again. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

*fur

My rabbit princess has lost in her two foot a big amount of her why is this happening?

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Lucky and Bella
Dwarf Rabbit
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hair loss on both their legs

Medication Used

Castor oil

So I have three bunnies in total. They have a large patio to play around with, keep each other company and have a healthy diet. But, I started to realize that the two bunnies lucky and Bella started suffer from hair loss on their legs and I suppose it might be a urinary infection. I’ve been trying to go to the vet but haven’t had the time. I applied castor oil on her legs, which is meant to grow back the hair quickly and cover up the large patches on her legs and feet. Bella,on the other hand, has just started to suffer from hair loss on her feet. Somehow our 3rd bunny named Rey hasn’t suffered from hair loss. What could be the explanation for this and how can I cure them?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many possible causes for hair loss in rabbits, including parasites, trauma, bacterial or fungal infections, or topical irritants. Since I cannot examine Lucky or Bella, it would be best to have them seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at them, determine what might be going on, and get appropriate treatment for them.

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Waffles
Miniature Lop
3 Years
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bald patch

Medication Used

Derm-otic

I have a three year old desexed male Mini-lop. He lives indoors and has no companions. He survived 3 months ago Calci-Virus and has been vaccinated now that he has recovered. His eating, behaviour and gastrointestinal activity is normal.
Took to vet who said it looked like an abscess had been there (but now was shrunk) and tested for mites and ring worm (no evidence) so he prescribed droplets on the skin patch to ensure the bacteria pH remains static.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of hairloss in rabbits which may include infections, parasites, hormonal conditions, behaviour, environment among other causes; if there was an abscess, it should be managed and antibiotics should be given and the area should be flushed. Without examining Waffles I cannot give you a good indication of what should be done, consulting with your Veterinarian again should be done. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Does ottitis cause hair loss on ears

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amsterdam
Holland
10
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Fur Loss

Medication Used

terramycin
tresaderm
critical care
anthelcide
Metacam

I have a rabbit that has been treated with ivermectin and antibiotics..he is currently on anthelcide. My vet and I treated for everything possible but his fur is still falling out. Is the fur loss suppose to get worse before it gets better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It depends on the specific underlying cause of the fur loss; causes may be infection, parasites, hormonal issues, behavioural or excessive grooming. Treatment rarely is effective in the first day or two but if you’re on the right course of treatment improvement should be seen after a few days. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Thumper
Netherland Dwarf
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

Medication Used

none

My Netherland dwarf bunny is a healthy bunny. He came from a very good home An was bred in a healthy home. Is wasn’t until two weeks ago that I started to notice a lot more shedding than normal ... although there are not scabs or any symptoms that alraming right now... I’m still worried that it will get worse. He’s only a year old.. he eats his Timothy hay An his pellets. He drinks his water An he is a very good boy. When I pet him he sheds bad. Not like before. He’s not bald any where though.. should I be concerned.!?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Thumper. There is a normal seasonal shedding that occurs, and it can be altered when pets live indoors, and affected by shorter daytime hours. If he is not showing any signs of hair thinning, or balding patches, it may just be normal shedding for him, for this time of year. Regular grooming helps, to get rid of dead hair, and undercoat. If he is showing signs of thinning hair or bald patches, or his skin seems irritated, he should see his regular veterinarian.

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Lily
Lionhead
1 Year
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

Hello I have 3 Rabbits two females one male they are all separated. They are loosing there hair but their skin is not sore around the area and there is no hair laying around. Are they molting because spring time is coming up. I know they molt twice a year and it is completely healthy for them to molt like this. I am thinking they may be shedding their winter coat. Where the bald spots are they are not completely bald there still is some hair there. But I would like to just make sure it is not anything bad.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Rabbits are prone to parasites and infections that may cause hair loss. They may also be shedding seasonally. They may also be overgrooming due to stress or disease. Without seeing them, I'm not sure which of these things may be happening, and if the hair loss continues, it might be a good idea to have them seen by a veterinarian to make sure that everything is okay with them. I hope that all goes well for them!

My female rabbit lost his hair from head,nose,chin and eyes.Tell me the disease.

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Sage
Netherland Dwarf
10 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hairloss

Medication Used

none

I have a Netherland Dwarf male. He is a pretty healthy rabbit but I picked him up recently and noticed a couple bald spots around his sides. And a couple close to the backside area. It appears to have hair underneath it but it's not fluffy like the rest of his body. It appsars to look like he was attacked or something but does not seem to be in distress or anything like that. So I am not really sure what is going on. Do you have any advice for me or any ideas on how to fix it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations
There are a few different causes for this type of hair loss which may include excessive grooming, boredom, nutritional deficiency, hormonal issues, parasites among other causes; without determining the underlying cause, it is difficult to suggest treatment. Make sure that Sage’s hutch is clean, he is clean and that he has a balanced diet; if the issue continues you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Floopsy & Bootsy
American
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hair Loss

We recently adopted 3 bunnies from a rescue. They are neutered (2males) and spayed (female). We adopted all three of them together so they have been together prior to us adopting them. We noticed our female Flopsy, experiencing hair loss above her left eye approximately four days ago. Then today, we noticed she has hair loss one and around her nose and one of our males, Bootsy now has hair loss around his left eye as well. Max, the other male has no hair loss (YET). They have a very large cage they share (indoors ONLY) in our daughter room and we clean out the cage THOROUGHLY every other day. They do NOT fight and all get along wonderfully. They are eating fine and drinking and peeing and pooping as normal. Their diet consists of rabbit pellets or grain feed, fresh water everyday and carrots (although we haven’t fed them carrots in over a week). There are no scabs where the hair loss it, no sneezing, no watery eyes or noses, no puss or bleeding and we have not noticed any of them itching or scratching at themselves. There is NO other areas on the body missing hair-only the two bunnies around their left eyes and our female on her nose as well. We WILL be taking them all -including the one NOT showing signs yet- to the VET this week... this is our first experience with bunnies. Any idea what this could possibly be??? Thanks!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for hair loss around the eyes and nose which may include parasites (mites), infections, hormonal conditions, stress, diet among other causes; without examining the bunnies and performing a skin scraping I cannot say with any certainty a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My female rabbit lost hair from head,eyes,noseand chin.Please tell me the disease

Are mites visible to the naked eye? And it’s strange that they are both around the left eye in 2 out of the 3 bunnies and around one of their noses, isn’t it? If it were mites.... wouldn’t they be broken out in more places than just the left eye and one of the bunnies noses? Also, how contagious are mites? Are they a danger to my daughter whose room the bunnies are in and will they infest our house? I WILL be taking them to the vet but in the mean time is there any preventative I can use in the room or on the bunnies to kill the mites if that’s what it is and how difficult is it to kill the mites?

Thank you

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Pepper
Holland Lop
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bald spot

My rabbit has one bald spot on her back. There is no crusting or scabs on the area, and she isn’t scratching at all. It just looks like someone removes a little spot of her hair!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations
There are a few possible causes for fur loss in rabbits which may include excessive self grooming, infections, hormonal conditions, skin irritation, parasites (mites normally causes scaling) among others; you should keep an eye on Pepper for the time being and visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side if there is no improvement or the patch gets larger. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowie
Unsure
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hairloss

Hi, my rabbit Snowie is 1year old. Im a student and recently I moved in with my parents and they have 2 maltese poodles. Snowie and the dogs get along but I never leave him alone with them. Snowie has shed before in small amounts and short periods, but the past 2 and a half months he has been shedding continously and a lot. He mostly sheds at the back part of his body and sometimes even on his ears. There is no bold spots but when I pull the hair lightly, a lot of hair comes out. It also seems that he gets a little moody at times, which never happened before. I will really appreciate some advice on this. Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3314 Recommendations
It is possible that Snowie is stressed at the moment from the change in environment and the presence of two dogs; if nothing else has changed and Snowie is his usual self it may be a case of keeping an eye on him but if the shedding continues or you start to notice bald patches you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Oreo
Dutch
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool
Hair Loss
Loss of Appetite

About a week or two we noticed that our rabbit's stool was soft and not forming pellet like balls. He hasn't been eating as much as he used too. we also noticed hair loss on his stomach in medium size blotches.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1604 Recommendations
I'm not sure what might be going on with Dutch without seeing him, but soft stool, decreased appetite and hair loss are good reasons to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can look at him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any testing or treatment that he may need.

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Thumper
Dwarf
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Shedding of fur

My rabbit has been shedding so much lately and he’s beginning to show patches of missing hair. I don’t exactly know what’s going on with him. He’s 6 years old, urintaes when I let him out of his cage and he poops everywhere plus he’s eating my carpet so I don’t take him out as much because he also started biting me when I pick him up.

He’s loved, he’s fed, he’s playful but he’s moody some times. My greatest concern is the hair loss. He does not have any patches or flaky patches.

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oreo
white
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

hair loss around mouth

my rabbit is lossing hair around his mouth.he is also not eating properly.he is also being sitting. i observed his fur losing in th morining only.he was well last night.what to do?plzz tell.i dont know his age he is small but.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1604 Recommendations
Without seeing Oreo, there unfortunately isn't any way for me to see what might be going on, but common reasons for hair loss in young rabbits are parasites, bacterial or fungal infections, or allergies. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and determine what might be going on, and get treatment for him.

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Molly
Rabbit
8 Months
Moderate
Has Symptoms
Sneezing
Itching
I just recently noticed at the back of my rabbits head behind the ears that there was a ball spot, about the size of a quarter. It was kindof dry do i but some ointment on it. If you would like i could send you a picture of it. My email is [email protected]