pet health


Question by  lyndeegirl (7)

What could be causing a loss of the use of legs in a rabbit?


Answer by  Bpg (84)

Some rabbits are genetically predisposed to blood clots. Blood clots that form in the saddle vessels can decrease blood flow to the lower extremities and result in loss of function.


Answer by  ofnik (409)

There could be a number of causes the can cause the loss of use of the legs in a rabbit, from trauma (fractures) to a neurological problem. This situation needs to be assessed by a vet in order to find the underlying cause and give it a proper treatment.


Answer by  joebob31 (622)

Most likely it is an injury they have suffered. One of my rabbits cut one of its legs and lost use of it. They are very delicate.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It your rabbits are using the loss of their legs then you seriously need to get them to a vet immediatly there is something very wrong with that they shouldnt be having that problem.


Answer by  HelpfulMal (539)

Most likely a dislocation or broken back. Rabbits don't even need a traumatic event to induce paralysis...sometimes just hopping around can cause injury.


Answer by  rabbitlover (99)

A condition called broken back is often the cause of this problem. It is usually caused by improper handling or the rabbit being startled, panicking and injuring itself.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, the diet must be lacking and it means that the muscle tissue is dying down to the loss of age.


Answer by  vto (226)

A rabbit not being able to use it legs could be a thing called Hind Limb Paresis. This can also be caused by a bacterial infection, the rabbit having round worm, or the rabbit being weak due to it being sick. Also any spinal trauma can cause rabbits to be able to not use their legs.


Answer by  candygal411 (10)

Blood clots or maybe at birth the rabbit could of had some kind of dis function in some of its legs.I just read about it in a email.

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