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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob
    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!
    Excellent idea Bob. I'm going to do that tomorrow.

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    This is all really good to know,
    I have printed everything out so I can go through it and get a first aid box set up and info for others in an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyM
    Great list! Perhaps Tam could make this a Sticky? :wink:
    Yoooo hoooo Tam :wink:

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    I have a bottle of pur Tea Tree Oil, four dabbing on wounds and minor sores.

    I also have a spray bottle of Tea Tree antiseptic stuff

    Homeopathic Calendula Cream is another good item to have to hand, used for soothing sore skin after mite infections or to use on minor cuts.

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    I'm building up mine at the moment, and so far I have (medications wise):

    Betadine dry spray - iodine based antiseptic, works even in the presence of pus.
    Infacol.
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    Pineapple juice (in freezer).
    Kaolin & morphine mixture.
    Vitamin E capsules.
    Latex gloves.
    Syringes in a variety of sizes.
    Lactol.

    Still to get:
    Antiseptic wipes.
    Sterile scalpel blades.
    Probiotic.
    Calcivet.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 19-02-2008 at 02:03 AM.

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    There's a "holy trinity" of things to treat/prevent GI stasis or bloat in the very early stages... when the rabbit won't eat, looks more quiet than normal and may also be lying in an unusual position (before any other symptoms are seen):

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    10ml pineapple juice
    Infacol

    The pineapple juice will help to shift any blockage, e.g. hairball.
    Infacol to help with gas.

    This combination, together with massaging the abdomen, can nip gastric problems in the bud. If it turns out to be more serious, conditions worsen or no improvement is seen after a few hours, then I would consult a vet. But the above remedies will not hurt if it turns out to be something else, and the pain relief will give the bunny some comfort at least until seen by the vet.
    Last edited by Jeremy; 14-02-2008 at 12:36 AM.

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    Oh thats fantastic Sue, bless you for that information, I will be shopping for those items at the weekend

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    Whats the pineapple juice for?

    (please excuse my ignorance, still getting into the bunny way of thinking!!)
    Last edited by Jeremy; 14-02-2008 at 12:37 AM.

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