There are lots of good reasons why you should brush (or groom) your pet regularly. It can help you build an important bond between you and your pet – in other words, help you become really good friends. It means you’ll spend quality time together. Plus it’s good for them!
DID YOU KNOW?
When you brush your pet, you’re actually massaging their skin and it helps improve the way their blood flows around their body – or if you want the science it’s called “stimulating their blood circulation!”. It also removes the dead, itchy and loose hair in their coat and keeps it smooth and tangle free – just like brushing your hair does. It’s also a great way to check for fleas (scratch, scratch, scratch).
Rabbits can be shy but brushing them is very important. Because rabbits shed their fur every three months they are prone to getting furballs, which can get stuck inside them and cause problems. Brushing your rabbit helps to keep their fur under control and stop them swallowing too much when they clean themselves.
If you don’t have one already, buy a special brush from your vet or local pet shop and use gentle strokes in the same direction as the hair grows.
Rabbits don't really like getting wet so as long as you groom your rabbit regularly you don't need to worry about giving them baths!
Need more info? Speak to your local, vet, pet shop or groomer.