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Hugo's There
22-05-2012, 11:07 AM
I am assuming it is ok to apply Rearguard to an uncastrated male :? the skin wont be too sensitive will it?

Humphrey has a dirty bottom more often than not now adays :( I have a horrible feeling there may be a problem with his liver but he is fine in himself so don't want to put him through tests just yet

Jack's-Jane
22-05-2012, 11:38 AM
http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Novartis_Animal_Health_UK_Ltd/Rearguard/-28338.html

Hugo's There
22-05-2012, 11:45 AM
http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/Novartis_Animal_Health_UK_Ltd/Rearguard/-28338.html

This is a bit vague :? :? Care should be taken in the treatment of old, sick or debilitated rabbits.

Jack's-Jane
22-05-2012, 11:51 AM
This is a bit vague :? :? Care should be taken in the treatment of old, sick or debilitated rabbits.

To be honest I have never used it. I do have several elderly (10+) and debilitated Rabbits. It really is a strong and nasty chemical. I would only use it if my Vets specifically told me to after they had actually examined the Rabbit themselves.

Hugo's There
22-05-2012, 11:52 AM
I don't usually, but humphs bum is a mess and with him not being castrated it is hard to kep every nook and cranny completely clean 24 hours a day :?

Boudicca
22-05-2012, 12:06 PM
What about using Fly Guard instead, I don't think its chemically as strong as Rear Guard!

Hugo's There
22-05-2012, 12:11 PM
What about using Fly Guard instead, I don't think its chemically as strong as Rear Guard!

Good idea, it was just that I have some new rearguard and it cost me a :censored: fortune!

parsnipbun
22-05-2012, 12:36 PM
It is a difficult choice isnt it - well buns really dont need it and unwell buns might react to it.

If its any help we found Blackberry (severe EC kidneys failing) could not cope with it, but Thistle (snuffles) is fine with it.

Parsley was fine with it when he was still in possession of his plums!

We have had the occassional well bunny that just cannot stand it - Teasal came up in a rash and had to have it washed off.

Of my lot I only treat Thistle at the moment as she gets a sticky bottom and has no incisors.

Hugo's There
22-05-2012, 01:12 PM
It is a difficult choice isnt it - well buns really dont need it and unwell buns might react to it.

If its any help we found Blackberry (severe EC kidneys failing) could not cope with it, but Thistle (snuffles) is fine with it.

Parsley was fine with it when he was still in possession of his plums!

We have had the occassional well bunny that just cannot stand it - Teasal came up in a rash and had to have it washed off.

Of my lot I only treat Thistle at the moment as she gets a sticky bottom and has no incisors.

I know, personally I hate the stuff. It doesn't appear to be suitable at all for the rabbits that actually need the help :roll:

I hate bathing Humph because i am always worried I am going to rub his plums too hard :oops: He also gets his messiest over night. He is a house bunny so the risks are lower but i wanted to pop him in the garden for some fresh air this afternoon :?

Geoff's people
22-05-2012, 03:46 PM
This might be a stupid idea, but could you put the rearguard around the living accommodation?
I don't like using chemicals on my sheep so I paint the stuff round the sheep shed door and it seems to keep the flies out. I still have to check the sheep but they head for the shade of the shed when they get bothered by flies:thumb:

Hugo's There
23-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the replies but I am no longer going to use it, Humph is so messy now he needs washing twice a day, so rearguard is useless :(

He has become so wobbly I am sure his liver is failing. We are trying fibreplex for a few days and if no improvement we are going to the vets

molly16
19-05-2013, 08:09 PM
It is a difficult choice isnt it - well buns really dont need it and unwell buns might react to it.

If its any help we found Blackberry (severe EC kidneys failing) could not cope with it, but Thistle (snuffles) is fine with it.

Parsley was fine with it when he was still in possession of his plums!

We have had the occassional well bunny that just cannot stand it - Teasal came up in a rash and had to have it washed off.

Of my lot I only treat Thistle at the moment as she gets a sticky bottom and has no incisors.

Hi, I have posted a recent thread and wondered if you had any advise as I searched on rear guarding and you had commented in the past about some bunnies not getting on with it.

http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/showthread.php?388985-Rear-guarding-critical-health-issue-help-needed&highlight=Rear+guard