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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Hello I’m new to this but I was wondering something

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    • JackieR
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      Okay I had my Rabbit at the vet on Monday, she has a small case of fleas. (They are bad where I live at in ohio) she’s also got an ear infection. She’s on ear drops, pain medicine and antibiotics for it.

       

      How long does it take for the medicine to start working. She’s been drinking water but not eating much. I just want my bunny to start feeling better.


    • DanaNM
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      Pain meds usually start working within an hour or so. What antibiotic is she on?

      If she isn’t eating, then you may need to syringe feed her (and talk to your vet) to make sure she doesn’t go into stasis.

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      • JackieR
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        The antibiotics she’s on is Enrofloxacin. And what do I syringe feed her? I read you can crush up pellets and make them into a slurry for the syringe


    • LBJ10
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      Yes, the pain meds should start working right away. Antibiotics can take a few days before you see improvement.


      • JackieR
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        I mean she’s eating but not much 🙁 she’s been on her meds for 3 days


    • Bam
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      You can make a slurry of pellets and syringe feed it to her. She needs food in her tummy and nutrients to regain her health. Antibiotics can have inappetence as a side effect.

      It can be difficult at first to syringe feed a bun, but you will get the hang of it. You need to be even more stubborn than your bun. Dont wear any nice clothes for the procedure, you’re likely to end up with quite a bit of pellet slurry on yourself.

      There are videos on YT on how to syringe feed a rabbit. They’re as a rule showing the technique on cooperative or at least complacent buns. Irl, most buns tend to be less than enthused when you try to syringe feed them. Its a great advantage if you can get another person to help you. The bun might need to be restrained in a towel “burrito”.

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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Hello I’m new to this but I was wondering something