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Old 12-03-2017, 10:03 PM   #1
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Hi there! I have a 1 year old Holland Lop male named Toby. He was on my lap today and something like a leaf was on his face and I was taking it off and I noticed he was losing fur. I took a deeper look and noticed there was a large area of missing fur under his chin/neck area. Itís quite red, slightly flaky, and pretty smelly from the damp fur. Heís had something similar but not as bad as this before... but it quickly healed and I never took him to the vet. Now Iím thinking itís dental issues which is causing drooling and loss of fur... My vet is closed today but I already contacted them to set up an appointment. With all of this being said, thoughts? Has anyone experienced something similar to this with their bunnies? Thank you in advance.Name:  IMG_1512338504.002579.jpg
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If there is dampness under the chin/mouth and it's not from drinking from a water dish, then it very well could be drooling from a dental issue. It's a common symptom when there are teeth issues. In which case, a thorough dental exam by an experienced rabbit vet would be the next step to take. If it doesn't turn out to be drooling or dental issues, then I would be looking at a possible skin infection from the area getting too wet from drinking.
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