Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Dirty bottom syndrome Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Claire Speight

There are a variety of reasons why rabbits may suffer with a dirty bottom, either with feces or urine, both of which are potential attractions for flies, especially in warmer months of the year when flystrike is a common occurrence. Having urine or faeces around their bottom can also cause the skin to become sore, inflamed and infected, so it is important to understand why the rabbit is affected and what can be done to resolve the problem.

What causes dirty bottom syndrome?

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Diet

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Weight

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Dental disease

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Arthritis / spinal problems

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Housing

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Urolithiasis

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Encephalitozoon cuniculi

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Should I clean my rabbit at home?

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