Why Rabbits Should Have Hay

Contrary to the common practice of feeding pet rabbits more pellets than hay, the right way to feed your pet rabbit is 95% hay and only 5% should be pellets, fruits, veggies, and treats. The digestive system of rabbits is adapted to a hay-based diet.  In fact, eating good quality hay is already equivalent to a complete and balanced diet for your pet. Hay also provides fiber for the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).Fiber promotes proper movement of the digested food and waste materials along the digestive tract. When there is something that prevents or causes improper movement of the GIT, gastrointestinal stasis can develop. Unfortunately, this is a serious medical problem. In fact, it is a common reason why pet rabbits are euthanized. 

Sudden changes in your pet’s health and/or behavior should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian Matthews, NC sooner rather than later before serious complications can set in and become irreversible. Visit this website for more information.


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