FEATURED RABBIT ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for your rabbits and make them feel safe and happy.
Guidance to ensure optimal feeding results for your rabbits – the right feed and the right amounts.
Information from Our Rabbit Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about rabbits.
What are the symptoms of enteritis in rabbits?
Enteritis is characterized by watery diarrhea, but is usually preceded by symptoms that may not be noticed, including decreased feed intake and constipation. This is generally followed by moderate diarrhea and mild dehydration, which do not sound particularly dangerous, but rabbits can die at this stage. Symptoms soon progress to acute diarrhea, complete cessation of food and water intake, and often tooth grinding by the rabbit in response to abdominal pain. The rabbit may even go into a coma. Mortality at this stage is very high.