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Rabbits

  • Ectoparasiticides are used to treat or prevent ectoparasitic infestations such as fleas, ticks, mange mites, ear mites, lice, and sandflies. It is important that these parasites are kept under control, for example some animals may be allergic to flea saliva so that a flea bite will cause the animal to become very itchy and irritable (flea allergy dermatitis).

  • Endoparasiticides are also called anthelmintics or wormers. These medicines are used for treatment and/or prevention of roundworms (nematodes), tapeworms (cestodes), and heartworm disease.

  • Imidacloprid is a topical insecticidal agent prescribed by your veterinary surgeon to treat fleas on dogs, cats and rabbits. It can also help in control of allergic skin disorders due to…

  • Probiotics contain normal naturally occurring 'good' bacteria and 'good' yeast. They are used to re-colonise the gastrointestinal tract when the normal balance of microflora (bacteria) has…

  • Fenbendazole is used to control roundworms and some types of tapeworms and products are available for use in dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, birds and reptiles. Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe fenbendazole for a pregnant bitch to reduce the chance of the puppies being born with worms.

  • If you think your pet is unwell, you must take it to your veterinary surgeon for prompt attention. ANY deviation from normal should be a cause for concern and requires immediate evaluation by…

  • It is truly frightening how many conditions in small mammals have their roots in chronic pain. The signs of chronic pain generally consist of one or more of Quiet demeanour Inactivity and…

  • Aside from birth control there may be other issues: Male rabbits do not normally require castrating unless They are to be kept with entire females (though see below). They are kept with other…

  • Permethrin is an antiparasitic agent prescribed by your veterinary surgeon for control of fleas, ticks, lice, and blowfly larvae (fly strike) on rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters,…

  • Abscesses are one of the most common and difficult clinical problems in rabbits. They can range from open sores in the skin with white oozing pus to invasive internal lesions. Internal…