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So the vet says my rabbit is obese

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Hedgehead Sun 16-Mar-14 20:43:34

She's a giant rabbit (French lop.) 4 years old.

She looks completely normal, ie, she doesn't look fat. She is 5kg.

Does that strike you as too much?

I don't think the vet understood that she is a giant breed.

FernieB Sun 16-Mar-14 22:16:38

Just googled it and on the first 3 sites I found the average weight should be between 4-10kg. So I would say your rabbit sounds fine. Can she clean herself properly (reach her tail)? Usually if they're obese they can't do that.

HPparent Sun 16-Mar-14 22:19:21

Hmmm our vet thinks healthy pet rabbits should be slightly on the portly side. Maybe register with a new vet?

FernieB Mon 17-Mar-14 06:24:03

I only ever seem to have portly pets grin. I would agree you could try a different vet - not all of them are clued up about rabbits.

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