Saturday, January 8, 2011

Health Problems in Bunny

Assalamualaikum wbt

Rabbit can suffer a range of diseases which can be mild to deadly types of diseases. Outdoor rabbits (the one that's kept in the hutch/cage) usually are prone to any disease compare to indoor rabbits. These are some of the common problems that make your rabbit become uncomfortable

1. Diarrhea

There're many reasons for diarrhea, the most common is because of the food. If you feed rabbits with too many greens, they're most probably get a diarrhea. The solution is ensure the bunny stays hydrated as best as possible.  Vet is the solution but if you can't make it to the vet, you must feed her with fresh green hay and provide a fresh water all the time. Some inject Gatorade/Pedialite to rabbit's mouth as the electrolytes in both drink can help the rabbit's hydrated. 

Imagine you've this on you feet....urghhh 

2. Sore hocks

Obesity, long nails and wired cage can cause this sore hocks. It's pain to watch rabbit having this kind of problem. If it's not too serious just make sure that the cage is always dry or provide a piece of drywall as a sitting board in the cage. If it's too serious, treat the wound with some iodine and antibiotic cream.

3. Fur loss and dandruff

It's probably cause by fur mites. The treatment can be vary, the simplest one is by using a Listerine mouthwash. Just soak a cotton ball in the Listerine and dab the infected area every day until the fur has started to grow back. The fastest treatment is by inject the rabbit with some kind of medicine (vet usually know it). But don't simply wash your rabbit with anti dandruff shampoo, it will not solve this problem.

Early treatment can prevent this from occur. 

4. Crust in the ears

It's cause by ear mites. If your rabbit is constantly shaking and scratching its ears, then she is probably infected with ear mites. Use a mineral oil or baby oil to the rabbit's ears everyday. But usually one shot of medicine can heal all mites-ear mites, fur mites etc. So the best solution is to bring your rabbit to the vet. 

Do you know that rabbit fever can also affecting human? Also known as Tularemia which is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis is highly virulent in humans and domestic rabbit. So if you found out that your rabbit got a fever, and then you start to feel that you also got a fever, take a medicine for both before it's too late. You should find this guy to alleviate your pain.


Rawr said...

poor rabbit

tigey said...

Seems a lot of work to own a rabbit :(

Afzainizam said...

,=====,o00o Ponn..Ponn.Ponn..
Selamat Tahun Baru Dengan Azam Baru
" Antara kau dan aku
Blog ini sebagai pengantara
Sebuah persahabatan....
Terima kasih
kembara ziarah maya”

EEEMMMM penyakit arnab ni...tak jangkit kat kita ke...macam kurap ajerr

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

I'm not going to try to top Afzainizam's comment.

Les said...

Rabbits are a lot of work. I'm going to stick to getting my cute fix online.

Hazim Musa said...

ha'ah... x bejangkit kt org ke???

Kak Amy said...

Siannya arnab nie..

p/s:Hai baru hari nie amy dapat singgah blog kawan-kawan, sihat ke? thanks ye coz sudi singgah sinar raudah dan komen.. happy weekends..

level85nerd said...

sad face :(

MikeyB said...

afiz's comment is wild..whats it mean haha

The Viking said...

Aw, rabbits don't deserve illnesses. They're too cute :/

Classically Trained Nub said...

I've never owned a rabbit, but I always thought they would be easy to care for. I now see that I was wrong. said...

I find your information very useful, thanks!

noa said...

sedih la pulak tgk muka rabbit tu, aisyhh

Anonymous said...

Rabbits are definitely quite a bit of work, but cool to own!

noone said...

good to know! I always clean his cage once every other day, so hopefully he won't get infected!

Andrew said...

poor animals :(

HUD AIKARA said...

saya suke blog ni..byk tul info pasal arnab..secara tak lansung saya boleh tahulah sedikit sebanyak dunia arnab ni..thanks..

Usagi said...

actually the real afzainizam's comment is at the bottom:)

Unknown said...

ouch! sakit seyh... terasa plak..

Unknown said...

My doe got sore hocks, so I lined the entire cage and the floor of the x-pen with a super thick and spongy yoga mat (specifically Gold's Gym yoga mat). Immediately she didn't seem to have any more pain. She gets around fine now. She still has bare spots on each foot, but she's moving around normally again. Unfortunately Wal-Mart doesn't seem to be carrying this mat right now. I hope they carry them again. YOGA MAT:

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