Need help, my bunny has a bald spot on his back

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rachelheil09

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My rescue rabbit that I got from over a year ago is shedding. I brushed him today and he was doing great. He ate all the Food I gave him and didn’t seem too stressed or in pain. After I brushed him though, I realized there was a huge bald spot on his lower back. I started to panic. I will call the vet as soon as they open but in the mean time, I was wondering if anybody’s had this happen to them and if I can do anything to fix it? Some background: My bunnies have been living in my basement all summer because my family was home for the summer. I just moved them back in my room but the basement did have some bugs. He is a little on the skinner side and he is due for his annual checkup. He is bonded to my other rabbit. Both are fixed. I will try to leave a pic of the bald spot attached. Any help would be great!
 

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It could potentially be normal to a molt -- sometimes fur releases before the new fur is in. Not uncommon, but could you describe how the skin itself looks? Any flakes, scabbing, sign of not being healthy?
 

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What brush did you use? If you use something like a furminator you need to be really careful. I try to brush every day so bunny gets used to it but I also let bunny run away whenever they want, that way you know when you are pulling too much.
 

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Used to have a Mini Rex that would get a bald spot on the back of his neck every Spring--never had any thing wrong, so quit running to the vet--just his quirk.
 

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