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    As some of you may know Poppy hasn't been too well.

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    Just spoke to my vet as she isn't eating properly this morning and he wants to try her on Ranitidine. Has any one had experience of this??



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    Quote Originally Posted by louise and Gus View Post
    As some of you may know Poppy hasn't been too well.

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...d.php?t=163486

    Just spoke to my vet as she isn't eating properly this morning and he wants to try her on Ranitidine. Has any one had experience of this??
    Absolutely BRILLIANT !!!

    Its an anti-GI Ulcer med. Buns who have not been eating are very prone to GI ulceration because the 'normal' PH of their stomach is very acidic.
    Ranitidine (AKA Zantac) has the added benefit in that a side effect is that it increases the rate of gastric emptying.
    I always use it as part of the treatment of GI stasis and my Dermot, who has a chronic gut problem, has been brought back from the brink thanks to Ranitidine.



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    Thats encouraging, thanks Jane. My vet has been doing some reading and found out about it. He is really nice and has phoned me every day to see how she's doing

    I'm collecting it at lunchtime, will keep you updated.



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    Quote Originally Posted by louise and Gus View Post
    Thats encouraging, thanks Jane. My vet has been doing some reading and found out about it. He is really nice and has phoned me every day to see how she's doing

    I'm collecting it at lunchtime, will keep you updated.
    Honestly Louise I have seen such great results with it's use. I am 100% certain Dermot would not still be with us if it were not for Ranitidine.
    Most Buns seem to like the minty taste, well mine do anyway!!

    More get well vibes for Poppy

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    Yep, Clover and Dusty had it for a long time (daily). It's really good stuff, although I wouldn't say it had the same sorts of results as Prepulsid and Metoclopramide. For me it was more of a cumulative effect, keeping things steady and preventing stasis.

    Edit - just to add, the other thing I'd put into that category was daily peppermint tea. Although sometimes that really was a miracle worker in a crisis too.

    My bunnies hated the taste and hated mint tea even more!
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    I've used it too but I find it easier to get the bunsters to take Cimetidine (Tagamet), as mine seem to prefer the peachy flavour to the mint. Caspian had it everyday when he got to his worst and used to drink it from the syringe if I held it out for him.


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    One of mine was treated with this, in addition to the other conventional drugs, a while back too and made a full recovery very quickly afterwards

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    What is the dosage of ranitidine

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    I use it on humans at work and its very effective.


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    Quote Originally Posted by picksmum View Post
    What is the dosage of ranitidine
    It is a POM so should only be given under the guidance of a Vet

    The recommended oral dose is 2-5mg/kg/12 hours

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