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    First of all, this issue is not for me. For the first time in Turkey, someone who is keeping a rabbit heard about benk and contacted me. She said that she found fleas on the rabbit, which is 2 months old and above, 2 times. I said that it was an external parasite problem and that she had to go to the vet immediately and suggested a vet. You know, Turkey is a failed country when it comes to rabbits. But how is the flea treatment in rabbits, what can I suggest to her?

    Update: went to the vet and made parasite injections and drops, for internal and external parasites. They didn't say anything else. Do you think more treatment is needed? Is that enough?
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    What is the name of the drug given. In the U.K. treatment is usually Imidacloprid applied as a spot on topical treatment. https://www.viovet.co.uk/Advantage-4...RoCG0gQAvD_BwE


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    What is the name of the drug given. In the U.K. treatment is usually Imidacloprid applied as a spot on topical treatment. https://www.viovet.co.uk/Advantage-4...RoCG0gQAvD_BwE
    She says she doesn't know. Veterinarians in Turkey generally do not give such information. Also, I'm not sure that she gave the right medicine and dose, I warned her about the vet, I told her to go to the vet that I said, but she said she could not go, now she says that she regrets that the vet does not know what she is doing. In short, the vet has made drops and injections of internal and external parasites (that's it I was skeptical about needles because I know rabbits are always parasitized by drops). Do you need continuous meds treatment for a while more than that? What do you suggest to do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    She says she doesn't know. Veterinarians in Turkey generally do not give such information. Also, I'm not sure that she gave the right medicine and dose, I warned her about the vet, I told her to go to the vet that I said, but she said she could not go, now she says that she regrets that the vet does not know what she is doing. In short, the vet has made drops and injections of internal and external parasites (that's it I was skeptical about needles because I know rabbits are always parasitized by drops). Do you need continuous meds treatment for a while more than that? What do you suggest to do?
    Impossible to comment without knowing what has been prescribed. As a rule Rabbits do not require routine worming for intestinal GI tract parasites in the same was as dogs do. And flea treatment is only necessary if there is actual evidence of fleas. The environment needs to be treated for fleas too, as do any other Pets in the household.

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...fur-parasites/

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_di...leas/Fleas.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    Impossible to comment without knowing what has been prescribed. As a rule Rabbits do not require routine worming for intestinal GI tract parasites in the same was as dogs do. And flea treatment is only necessary if there is actual evidence of fleas. The environment needs to be treated for fleas too, as do any other Pets in the household.

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...fur-parasites/

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_di...leas/Fleas.htm
    Thank you so much. Now I will have to translate these articles for her. Since she does not speak English, she cannot join the forum and cannot read English links. I will tell the veterinarian to ask for a written document of the actions taken now and go to the vet I suggested with that document.

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    I spoke now, she said her bunny is a little more sleepy. Did the rabbit get hurt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    I spoke now, she said her bunny is a little more sleepy. Did the rabbit get hurt?
    I'd be advising her to call the vet back (if phone lines are open - wonder what time it is?) and ask what products were used. The rabbit shouldn't have been hurt by having an injection/spot on but I'd want to make sure a rabbit safe product was used. Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz47 View Post
    I'd be advising her to call the vet back (if phone lines are open - wonder what time it is?) and ask what products were used. The rabbit shouldn't have been hurt by having an injection/spot on but I'd want to make sure a rabbit safe product was used. Best of luck
    Ah I've been stressed too. I told her not to take her to any other vet other than the one I suggested, I warned her a thousand times, she didn't listen. Now it makes me sad too

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