My rabbit Coco had a bald spot on her back i noticed Saturday night. Sunday I noticed it was turning reddish around the edges. Monday morning it was infected already because overnight she kept biting her back.
After taking Coco and MoCho to see my vet on that Monday- she gave them Revolution. They seemed to be scratching less for two days. Now they both are scratching again.
But we did clean up everything in their living area with hot water and soap (and a little bleach). And I have been cleaning up after them a lot more this week.
The question I have is, Coco will not stop biting at her back. So I can see that her infection is not healing, and she is starting to make it bigger down her back a bit. How can i get her to stop biting it? Sometime the other rabbit will lick and bite at her wound for her!
The antibiotic is very difficult to give her, almost impossible for us. For now we found putting it on her paws and then she will lick it off of herself. But I'm not sure how effective that is.
She will let me put the brown topical medicine on her back for a few minutes, but then she will start licking it off after that.
The other rabbit, Mocho's (hotot mix) fur is fine. Only Coco (single maned lionhead) has the problem. They are both female and around 4months old.
I feed them alfa hay all the time, one cup of pellets at night, and green leafy veg. Occasional fruit like papaya for treat.