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    Hi all,

    Do you keep any sort of first aid box for your rabbits, and if so, what do you have in it? Do you keep a stock of over the counter rabbit meds at all?

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    A lot depends on the rabbit. After many years, you tend to gather more bits & pieces that come in handy, but it may not be worth getting things in 'just in case' as you may never need them (eg Manuka honey). It's always worth having some emergency powdered food in - but you could just save the 'dust' from the bottom of the pellet packages and keep it in a sealed, labelled ziplock bag. It's useful as a recovery food after anaesthetics. A carrier and grooming equipment are essential items, but not really 'first aid'.

    Hibiscrub (wound / skin disinfectant)
    Panacur 10% liquid (to treat the EC parasite)
    Double sided metal dog comb (general grooming)
    Small, sharp scissors (getting out knots / mats, etc)
    Special nail trimming scissors
    Cotton wool balls (wound cleaning)
    Medical grade manuka honey (wound treatment)
    Critical Care powder & syringes
    Apple puree baby food (to mix with CC)
    Snugglesafe microwaveable heat pad (poorly bunnies & after anaesthetic may not be able to maintain body temperature)
    Secure carrier
    Vet phone number and out of hours vet contact info.

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    Thank you! This is very helpful

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    Similar to above, just don't have Panacur.
    I also have dried herbs (with dental buns it is first aid kit ) And home made soft cone, I have gut meds or at least Malr or hairbal paste for rabbits, and some meloxicam for pain. Just basic things to get us through stasis untill we have a vet.

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    In the UK, meloxicam is prescription-only drug and should only be given under the guidance of a vet. It also has a 6 month shelf life after it has been opened (if in the manufacturer's container, rather than dispensed into a pill bottle, when it would be less time). It is useful to have in, if you have a rabbit with a pre-existing condition - bit you would need to talk to your vet about it.

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    Thanks all. Great tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    A lot depends on the rabbit. After many years, you tend to gather more bits & pieces that come in handy, but it may not be worth getting things in 'just in case' as you may never need them (eg Manuka honey). It's always worth having some emergency powdered food in - but you could just save the 'dust' from the bottom of the pellet packages and keep it in a sealed, labelled ziplock bag. It's useful as a recovery food after anaesthetics. A carrier and grooming equipment are essential items, but not really 'first aid'.

    Hibiscrub (wound / skin disinfectant)
    Panacur 10% liquid (to treat the EC parasite)
    Double sided metal dog comb (general grooming)
    Small, sharp scissors (getting out knots / mats, etc)
    Special nail trimming scissors
    Cotton wool balls (wound cleaning)
    Medical grade manuka honey (wound treatment)
    Critical Care powder & syringes
    Apple puree baby food (to mix with CC)
    Snugglesafe microwaveable heat pad (poorly bunnies & after anaesthetic may not be able to maintain body temperature)
    Secure carrier
    Vet phone number and out of hours vet contact info.
    all of this + styptic powder

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