How do I treat blocked tear ducts in rabbits?
It’s fairly common for rabbits to have chronic blocked tear ducts, especially as they grow older. Affected rabbits have weepy eyes with a milky coloured discharge in one or both eyes. In some cases their ducts may become permanently blocked, leading to constantly weeping eyes.
Your vet can flush and unblock your rabbit’s tear ducts. You should avoid your rabbit getting fly strike while they’re suffering from blocked tear ducts. Contact your vet immediately if this happens.
If you’re thinking of adopting a rabbit with blocked tear ducts
Make sure you review the clinical history of your new rabbit and ask for more details on how the condition has been treated. You’ll need to sign a disclaimer to confirm you’ve been made aware of the condition. Any rabbit who’s had treatment is likely to have pet insurance exclusions, so it’s worth discussing potential on-going costs with your vet.