Flea medication for bunnies

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What flea medications are the most safe for bunnies?
 

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Personally, I go for Revolution as its topical. And with the approval of your vet, you can give it yourself

Some would go for Ivermectin, but there have been cases when given orally, can be dangerous (usually due to OD). Better if it would be injected by your vet :)
 

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Ivermectin isn't really reliably effective against fleas. Revolution(selamectin) is the most effective and safest to treat fleas with rabbits. But it is Rx in the US, so would need a scrip from your vet.


Thank you. I wanted to make sure Revolution was the way to go. My cats have been on revolution for years and I love it. One of my bun buns is going for spaying on the 14th and I plan on asking my vet for a prescription for both buns at that time. Thanks again!
 

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Oh, I forgot to ask…I like to be well educated before each vet appointment…What is the dosage for a 3-4lb bunny?
 

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Thank you. I wanted to make sure Revolution was the way to go. My cats have been on revolution for years and I love it. One of my bun buns is going for spaying on the 14th and I plan on asking my vet for a prescription for both buns at that time. Thanks again!
Just ensure you get the correct rabbit dosage. Buns need a dose more then double what cats/dogs need. 18mg/kg
 

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Ivermectin isn't really reliably effective against fleas. Revolution(selamectin) is the most effective and safest to treat fleas with rabbits. But it is Rx in the US, so would need a scrip from your vet.
ohh I didn't know that about Ivermectin! Good to know Revolution works best :)
 

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I have been advised Revolution (for puppies and kittens) its the pink labelled packet is best all round also.
 

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I have been advised Revolution (for puppies and kittens) its the pink labelled packet is best all round also.
Dosage is based on the rabbits weight. The dose of Revolution/Stronghold(selamectin) for rabbits is 3x the dose used for cats/dogs when treating for fleas, or it's less effective(based on study conducted). Dosage is 18mg/kg when treating for fleas. You have to make sure it's dosed correctly or it won't clear up the fleas. So the amount used depends on the weight of the rabbit.


Efficacy of revolution use with rabbits
 
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