One of the most common health conditions seen in rabbits (and guinea pigs) is “Lazy Gut” or hairball impaction. Lazy gut can lead to dramatic health complications. Contrary to common beliefs, the ingestion of the rabbits’ hair while grooming is not the cause of this condition but rather the result. A healthy rabbit (and guinea pig) should be able to digest its hair without any impaction. A combination of the following contributing factors can create the perfect condition for a “Lazy gut” – which can then be challenged with a hairball that will not pass through the Gastrointestinal tract, causing impaction which, if left untreated, can lead to gut stasis, a life threatening situation.