Having medicines available as part of your routine bunny health care and in case of emergencies may save the life of an ill bunny. This list includes some of the items we keep on hand for those emergencies. Please keep in mind that you should consult with a veterinarian.
Vandonine is a very strong disinfectant. Yet it is safe to use in sanitizing drinking water. We lightly spray our rabbits with Vanodine after every rabbit show they attend. It is also used to sanitize their cages during their weekly cleaning.
Ivomec comes in several different forms. We use the 1% injectable solution. We give it to our bunnies orally at the rate of .03 cc per pound. It is effective against biting parasites including mites and fleas. Ivomec can also be used as a wormer.
Any time our rabbits get diarreah we immediately start to replace the lost electrolytes by adding pedialyte to their drinking water. Whether you use the pedialyte brand or another brand, we always make sure it is unflavored.
Nutri-cal is an excellent nutritional aid when bunnies are ill, not eating, or have diarreah. It is marketed for both dogs and cats. It can be fed to your rabbit with a syringe or small spoon.
Occassionally when clipping rabbits nails you will hit the quick of the nail, causing the nail to bleed. Styptic Powder and products such as Quik Stop can be applied to the nail to stop the bleeing. In emergencies we have also used baking soda.
Terramycin Ointment is effective at fighting many eye infections.
This is a general antibiotic used in drinking water. It aids in preventing infections.
Rubbing alcohol gets used in our rabbitry for a variety of purposes. We use it to clean the inside of our rabbits ear prior to tatooing. We also use it to sterilize our tatooing equipment after tatooing.
Piperazine is a wormer that can be added directly to your rabbits drinking water. It has several different brand names including Wazine.
Effective medication used against enteritis. Is sold in some pet stores under the name Dry-Tail. Dry-Tail is a very diluted form of Biosol. Some people will recommend anti-diarreah medications such as peptobismal.Bisol would be a better solution, as the anti-diarreah medications can cause the digestive system of your bunny to stop working, and dont actually attacj the cause.
Bene-Bac is a source of naturally occurring bactaria necessary for the digestive system. It is very helpful for kits that are having digestive proplems while being weaned. In situations where we've had no Bene-bac our vet has recommended using yogurt, shich has also worked for us.
Good all around topical wound antiseptic.
Aids in the treatment of ear mites
This is used to relieve gas in bunnies that have enteritis. It is found in most drug stores in the baby section. It has many brand names.
Esbilac is A milk replacer for dogs and small animals. Will be necessary should your doe decide she doesnt want to feed the kits, and you have no does that can foster the kits. Might be able to feed it with a small pet nursing bottle or with a syringe.