What should I do if my rabbit has fleas?
Your pet could also get fleas after visiting a home, yard, or vet’s office where fleas are present. If your rabbit has fleas, you’ll need to use a rabbit appropriate treatment to get rid of them. You’ll also want to treat other pets and your home to prevent the fleas from returning.
Can you give a rabbit revolution for fleas?
Revolution can treat more than just fleas, such as ear mites, giving it a slight advantage. Advantage may not be good on some rabbits’ skin, as it can cause a reaction. Apply the medication to the back of the rabbit’s neck. That way, it can’t lick at it, which will make it end up with an upset stomach.
What can I put on my carpet to get rid of fleas?
If the fleas stay in the environment, the rabbit can be reinfested. If you try a treatment yourself, such as flea bombs or sprays, you want to keep your rabbit out of that area for a day. You can use borax (boric acid) or diatomaceous earth in the carpet.
Are there any flea medications that are safe for rabbits?
Topical Medications Frontline or Sentinel: Unlike flea treatments deemed safe, Sentinel and Frontline are not safe flea medicine for rabbits. These medications have been shown to cause a variety of adverse reactions in rabbits, including seizures and death, and should never be used in the treatment of fleas.
What are safe ways to get fleas off of rabbits?
- Using a topical medication – topical medication can be used to treat fleas in rabbits.
- Using a flea comb – flea comb can also be used to get rid of fleas. A flea comb is a specially designed grooming tool for this purpose.
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What is the best flea treatment for rabbits?
The safest flea treatments for rabbits are Advantage (original formula, NOT Advantix ) and Revolution. Advantage can be used monthly and is available over-the-counter.
How do you check rabbits for fleas?
- Loss of fur
- Red bite marks from the fleas
- Crusty patches on skin
- Infected areas on skin
- Biting or chewing on back or tale area
- Tiny brown droppings on fur
- Insects around your rabbits ears and nose
Do Bunnies need flea medicine?
There are a variety of flea medications, but only a few can be safely used on rabbits. The exact dosage will vary based on the weight of your pet and the type of medication you choose. Consult with a veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment option and dosage for your rabbit.
Is there any way to get rid of lice in rabbits?
WARNING: Dog and cat flea treatments can be poisonous for rabbits – only ever use treatments prescribed for your rabbit. Fortunately, lice are extremely uncommon in rabbits. Give your rabbit the best chance of staying parasite free by following the advice below.