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I found a bald spot tonight on Remmy's shoulder/neck/dewlap area. I looked online and the closest thing I found was that it might be hair loss due to drool from some sort of dental problem. I am going to call the vet when the rabbit hospital opens up, but in the meantime I'm really worried. Has anyone else had an experience like this? Could it be something else? What can I do for my poor bun?
My bunny Lulu had a bald spot like that on her back earlier this year. We took her in to the vet and got a scraping for mites. She looked to see if it was mites but a lot of time with rabbits the test shows negative even if the do have it. My vet said a lot of times they get mites from their mother and they don't show signs until about a year later and Lulu was a little over 1 year old at this time. she could have something else as well. I would take her to the vet.
This is a picture of my bunnies bald spot when she had mites.
Hmmm my Totoro has two bald spots on his neck right now, this was due to ticks and bott flies he got while he was stray, the fur is still growing back and I think the area still itches him sometimes. Definitely could be a number of things, a vet visit sounds like a good idea.
Hmmm He does take naps in the litterbox, but I am leaning more towards mites after seeing him scratching. I am going through the directories for rabbit-savvy vets nearby and not finding any, but I am talking to Remmy's normal vet (who is 3 hours away) about options.
We just got a skin scraping done on our rabbit and they found 2 mites. Only two. These things are pretty easily missed. Going to burn everything with fire (not really). Signs of mites include scratching and dandruff/dryskin. They are cross-species. I know cats can get them. Maybe dogs. They can bite humans, though they can't live on our skin for very long. I don't have any bite marks, but my girlfriend who spends more time with that particular rabbit has many all over her stomach. Check yourself and other household members for little red bumps.
If you have multiple rabbits and one shows positive you should assume they all have them and get them all treated. We were given Revolution, a cat topical liquid thing. You'll want to at least vacuum every part of the house and furniture. Wash anything that can be washed that they frequent. Also wash your bedsheets and clothes. Begin changing their hay every night. Things like that.
Welcome . Ask your vet about an insect grow regulator. I'm asking mine tomorrow if I can. I want to spray everything down. We just found out Wednesday (yesterday). Also, even if they don't find the mites your vet may want to go through with the treatment if they think they're there.
Has your bunny been molting? Sometimes bald spots can happen during a heavy molt. However, I agree that a vet check up would be best because if it is mites, you want to take care of that asap.
Keep us updated!
Really quick Zap, I'd skip the insect growth regulator if it turns out to be mites. That stuff seems shady and unsafe. I'm going to take my chances with the mites.
Great news! I hope that combo clears things up for him!