Q: My rabbit won't stop itching around her neck and dewlap. Could she have allergies?

March 25, 2008 | By Samantha H. | 2 answers | Expired: 2866 days ago

We have gotten her checked for mites and treated just in case and she is still itching. It's just around her neck and dewlap, but she itches it until there are scabs. My other rabbit is fine. I'm just wondering what it could be so she's not so uncomfortable.

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Mar 26, 2008

She may be having a false preg. They do that then. I raised rabbitts and a couple of my rabbitts did that. Or she may be nervous with the other rabbit. Put a box in the cage with her she if she tries to build a nest

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Haley H.

Mar 26, 2008

Hi there
I havent had experience with this but I have heard of some girl bunnies who chew on their dewlaps with the same outcome. Allergies are possible but not very common in rabbits. Did your vet check around the area to be sure there were no signs of infection? What kind of medication did you use for treating mites?
Also, its good to be aware that not all vets (even really great dog/cat ones) are up to date on rabbit care. I have had to do some searching around for someone experienced with rabbits.

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