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Panjanda
25-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Hi do any of you that have house rabbits give them regular flea treatment ?

Mackers
25-03-2014, 09:11 PM
I never treat any animal for fleas unless I actually see a flea or they've been in contact with another flea-ridden animal. I don't feel comfortable covering them in chemicals unless absolutely necessary.

Panjanda
25-03-2014, 09:14 PM
I never treat any animal for fleas unless I actually see a flea or they've been in contact with another flea-ridden animal. I don't feel comfortable covering them in chemicals unless absolutely necessary.
Found a single flea on my dog today so thought I should treat Bob as well, but I'm like you and not happy with chemicals :(

Mackers
25-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Found a single flea on my dog today so thought I should treat Bob as well, but I'm like you and not happy with chemicals :(

I could be wrong but I don't think dog fleas are the same fleas that like to live on bunnies. Or is this some old wives tale that I've heard and thought was true :?. But if they ARE one of the same, then in this situation, I would treat all animals in the same house, otherwise in a worst csse scenario, you could end up with an infestation :(.

Panjanda
25-03-2014, 09:28 PM
I could be wrong but I don't think dog fleas are the same fleas that like to live on bunnies. Or is this some old wives tale that I've heard and thought was true :?. But if they ARE one of the same, then in this situation, I would treat all animals in the same house, otherwise in a worst csse scenario, you could end up with an infestation :(.
Went to see the nurse at the vets and she advised treating Bob so it must be the same flea ,it's all so confusing.
I've only had Bob a week and was waiting to get him vaccinated once he had settled in, but the nurse said fleas can carry myxomatosis so need to get him jabbed as well ......

elmoandfern
25-03-2014, 10:37 PM
Definitely the same flea so yea I would treat everyone in the house :wave:

Santa
25-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Please do take veterinary advice on what product to treat your bunny with, though. Some of the products used to treat cats and dogs are extremely toxic to rabbits and can kill them, so it's really important to make sure that the one you're using is ok for bunnies.