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Rabbit Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a serious problem and can lead to the death of your rabbit if it is not seen quickly.

Is it diarrhea? This is when your rabbit produces a large amount of dark chocolate or dark blood stains instead of the usual stools. If this happens, it is an emergency and contact your veterinarian immediately

It is generally a symptom of a health problem. The underlying health issue is the cause and diarrhea is the result.

As you can imagine there are some underlying health problems that can cause your rabbit to suffer from diarrhea. So, in this article, we'll look at some of those issues.

The health problems of the gastrointestinal / digestive system are a major cause of diarrhea. There are many reasons; diet, genetics, disease, virus or bacteria. If you follow high fiber, low carbohydrate diet is detailed then your rabbit diet should not be a problem. To learn more about high fiber, low carb diets, you should consult your veterinarian or a good rabbit care guide.

Two of the most common gastrointestinal problems that cause diarrhea are:


Enteritis is a specific gastrointestinal problem and is an infection or inflammation of the gut. The cause is a change in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your rabbit's digestive system. Poor bacterial deficiency causes illness. Symptoms of enteritis are:

soft shit


bloated stomach

loss of appetite

weight reduction


The main cause of bacterial imbalance and the disease is low fiber, high carbohydrate diet.


Another serious gastrointestinal problem is Enterotoxemia. This is where bacterial imbalance leads to toxin production. These toxins are absorbed into the blood of rabbits and poison them. Maintaining a healthy high fiber diet can help prevent this.

Symptoms of Enterotoxemia are:


common weakness

loss of appetite

This condition can result in sudden death of your rabbit, so you should contact your veterinarian immediately

Of course, rabbits can also get diarrhea from eating foods that don't fit their system. But it's best to contact your veterinarian for further advice if your rabbit has diarrhea.

A common theme throughout this article is that a good fiber, high, low carb diet can go a long way in preventing some diarrhea causing health problems. So, it's a good idea to go out and learn how to properly feed your rabbit.


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