Can a rabbit have allergies?
Yes. Rabbits can be allergic to any number of things from their food, to dust to their bedding. The symptoms range from runny nose, discharge around the eyes, red eyelids, fur loss, scratching, and sneezing. These symptoms are very similar to an upper respiratory problem called the "snuffles" which can quickly become deadly if not treated with antibiotics. If one sees any of these symptoms they should take the rabbit to the vet immediately.
All of that said, the problem may be allergies and the rabbit should be moved to a new location (with a sanitized cage) and if that does not help simplify the diet until food allergies can be ruled out. The vet may be able to proscribe a bunny-dosed (based on weight) allergy medication if the previous treatments did not work.
What is wrong with this rabbit - The skin around his rabbit eyes is swollen and he sneezes a lot. How should he be treated?
short haired one, yes. i would suggest the small lop-eared. also, a white colour would be best. studies prove white is better as it doesn't irritate the allergies as much. this animal is no different in ways of taking care of a rabbit, it is just as much trouble (lol!), but they are usually more affectionate than the average rabbit. i have a small white one and i also have two large black and white…
Yes rabbit fur contains allergens also. It is sweaters, glove linings, pillows, and more. It is used in winter clothing and such because the fur of the Angora rabbit is said to be 10 times warmer than that of sheep wool. Also, at times it is added to make clothing softer. People can be allergic to this fur, as I first discovered my allergies when I bought two sweaters with Angora rabbit fur.
The common types of allergies are: Airborne allergies like allergies to pollen, ragweed, mold, dust mites, animals, and chemicals. Food allergies like allergies to peanuts, seafood, fish, MSG, milk and eggs. Other allergies include allergies to pets (fur), sulfite, insect stings, latex, and drugs. *Xo, Smartiiz. Some diffrent types of allergies are animal allergies,plant allergies the latest allergies that was discovered was nickle allergies which can be caused by bod pearcings