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    Default Bunnie first aid box - what would you have in it?

    I saw some things I had to look up from a post. But what would you say every bunnie mummy or daddy should have to hand?

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    Avi Pro
    Rubber Gloves
    100 Syringes 10ml and 1ml
    Puppy training pads
    nail clippers
    tweezers
    sterile wipes
    hydrogen peroxide / Tamodine
    cotton buds
    Olbas oil
    Critical Care formula
    Supreme Recovery
    Tiny flat feeding dish for soft food
    mouse water bottles for Pro-biotics
    Baytril
    Bisolvon - For clearing up snot
    Infacol
    nebuliser if you can afford £140.

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    Great list! Perhaps Tam could make this a Sticky? :wink:

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    What about the stuff to stop bleeding nails? Is it styptic powder? Cornflour will do too.....

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    A list like this is a great idea.
    Can you also put what/how you use things for - such as hydrogen peroxide , Iv'e never heard of it!! What is it? what's it used for? where do you get it? That sort of thing.

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    Hiya,

    I have used Hydrogen Peroxide (get at Boots) to keep Caesars abcess clean before it was removed.

    I just used a tiny bit on a cotton bud and it did help break up the pus. I was far too squeamish to to squeeze it. The vet evenually removed it surgically but it was on his bottom (a bite) and I was keen to keep it as clean as poss in the meantime.

    If I had this porblem again I would probably use a proper rabbit antiseptic like Tamodine but in a pinch this works well and like I said you can get it at Boots.

    Great on people's "spots" as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallybunny
    What about the stuff to stop bleeding nails? Is it styptic powder? Cornflour will do too.....
    It is styptic powder. Good idea.
    Applying direct pressure also works, if bun will let you.

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    After a bit of web surfing and asking around, I have found some great sites.

    http://www.vetark.co.uk/

    http://www.medisave.co.uk/

    AviPro – available from Vetark
    Water soluable pro-biotic for Rabbits – Like Bio-Lapis but my buns like it better

    Rubber Gloves – available from Medisave
    Essential if the bun has an open wound. Also great for cleaning bums!

    100 Syringes – available from Medisave
    I like to have a lot on hand so that I am not tempted to re-use. Great for giving meds. Particularly handy if you have more than one bun on Baytril.
    Also can be used to syringe emergency foods.

    Puppy Training Pads – available from P@H
    I use in hutches over night after a spay/castration so that stitches don’t get aggravated by hay. I also use if bun is poorly and is sleeping with me. I put one on the kitchen counter when I am clipping nails and grooming. I also use to wrap up a bun if they are going to the vet in my arms and not a pet carrier. They are expensive but very handy indeed!

    Sterile Wipes – available from Medisave
    These are good for putting saline/salt water on and wiping eyes. Or use to clean a wound.

    Tamodine – available from Vetark
    Antiseptic wound dressing for rabbits. Use when they have an open wound or to clean stitches

    Olbas Oil – available from Holland and Barrett
    Great for when your bun has breathing problems. Helps to clear the airway.
    I put a drop on each corner of the Puppy pad when my buns are ill. You can also put some on a tissue and leave in the hutch. Never apply the oil directly on to your rabbit.

    Critical Care Formula – available from Vetark
    Emergency support for collapsed rabbits. When they can’t move or eat use this to get water, nutrients and bacteria into them. Syringe required.

    Supreme Recovery /Oxbow Critical Care – available from Vetark
    Soft food for rabbits who are not eating. This can be syringed or fed on a small flat bowl. I use a soy sauce dipping bowl.

    Mouse water bottles – available from P@H
    I like to use small bottles of water when I am giving probiotics. It is easier to keep fresh and monitor how much they drink.

    Baytril – available on prescription from your vet
    Bog standard bunny antibiotics. Use on advice from vet for infections.

    Bisolvon – available on prescription from your vet
    Use this to clear up thick snotty noses. Usually associated with Pasturella virus.

    Infacol (drug Simethicone) – available from Boots
    Use this if you suspect you bunny has wind. It’s a pain relief med for babies with Colic.

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    Bare in mind you shouldn't give perscription drugs (or some other medications) without consulting a vet.

    Also some drugs have a short shelf life, I believe baytril's is 30 days.

    Tam

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    Remember that "our" first aid box may also be that of someone who does not know our buns as well as we do, illness or accident it can happen!

    Consider also including;

    Name and full contact details of normal rabbit vet.

    Insurance details.

    Contact details if applicable of a rabbit savvy friend who can help out.

    Detailed day to day care and feeding instructions including type, quantity and frequency of food and where to buy from.

    Wht "not" to do or feed list.

    Depressing I know but will help in the event of an unfortunate accident! We all do it for our human family - lets not forget those furry friends as well!

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