Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Tear duct flushing Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Emma Purnell

If your rabbit looks like they are crying it is likely a tear duct blockage, stopping normal drainage, and causing the tears to run out of the eye and down the cheek. Tear duct problems are very common in rabbits and are often associated with dental disease.
 
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Why does my rabbit have tears and tear ducts?

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