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Niomi

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The line in the middle of the poop looks like a long piece of tapeworm! If you google images of tapeworms, you will see they are made up of many segments strung together. They test parasites by putting them in liquid, and parasites float to the top. Tapeworm doesn't float, and so that test can't be used for tapeworm. If a vet wanted to know what it was, the vet would have to send it to a lab.
 

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That's exactly what I thought too when I saw it.
I was absolutely shocked when she said it wasnt tapeworms... but I always hope that the vet knows best. But as she said herself, she has never seen this before. So its totally possible its just a different tapeworm than shes used too. I've been reading all of this out loud to my parents and discussing with them what the best route would be. Thank you all again so much, seriously! :)
 

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When I see that picture of the poop, I help but get mad at your vet. Maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to ask that vet for a dewormer. I am not sure that all dewormers kill tapeworm. Diatomaceous earth is cheap, easy to get and it works and you don't have to deal with vets! I remember it took 3 months for my rabbits, but they could have been reinfecting themselves if I didn't have the area cleaned up enough, so it might not take that long for your rabbit.
 

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That's exactly what I thought too when I saw it.
I was absolutely shocked when she said it wasnt tapeworms... but I always hope that the vet knows best. But as she said herself, she has never seen this before. So its totally possible its just a different tapeworm than shes used too. I've been reading all of this out loud to my parents and discussing with them what the best route would be. Thank you all again so much, seriously! :)
Yep , i think it looks like tapeworms!
 

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8346D209-1DD3-472C-BA92-6818E2882C5E.png 8346D209-1DD3-472C-BA92-6818E2882C5E.png I totally agree that the poop in the picture is NOT seeds but a tapeworm/parasite of some sort. I think your Vet didn’t exactly know what was going on and just told you the next “logical” reasoning to give you an answer. They should of had that sample sent out to a lab for testing.... try this remedy pictured below to help with deworming
 

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Hello everyone!

Sorry it has been a little while since I have updated you all. It took a bit of time to get things going and find out more info!

Yesterday we called the vet to let her know that he continued to have the mystery white things in his poop, despite making sure to really control what he is eating and exposed too.

We asked if she was "absolutely sure" if it was not tapeworms, and she responded that she was NOT positive actually and that a kitten came in a few days later with tapeworms presenting in the same way. I'm a little frustrated that we did not get a call from HER informing US of the new information, but I digress.

We received 1/4th of a Drontal Plus small (2-25lbs) pill to give him one time from the vet yesterday.

We really struggled to try to get him to take it. We tried mashing it in a banana because he LOVES banana. But he must have smelled it and ate everything BUT the pill. It got all soggy and so we dissolved it in some water but unfortunately guessed the wrong amount of water. The pill dissolved in far too much water and Scout is totally fed up with us trying to get him to take it with the syringe. We did our best to get as much as possible down.

We plan to wait a few days and monitor his poop to see if it works anyways, but if not we will probably go back to get another dose and this time wont screw it up.

If that does happen, does anyone know if those pills must be prescribed for rabbits? I did some googling and found what appears to be the same pill but it says clearly "for small dogs". I only ask because the vet charged $14 for 1/4th of a pill.. but the pills are MUCH cheaper online AND you get a full pill. Obviously the dose given to him would be the same, but the cost savings difference would help us! Let me know!
 

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My rabbit just poo'd and while cleaning it up I realized he had abnormal white "dots" loosely attached to his poops. I'm a "new-ish" bunny mom who has never come across this, and google has not given me the results I am looking for. Does anyone know what this could be and should I be concerned?

Male rabbit, a bit over a year old approximately, adopted in May after being found in our front yard.
Primarily indoor rabbit with short trips outside in our side yard for exercise (yard has rocks and bricks in it, and sometimes he eats whatever dried leaves blow in on the wind)
I have not noticed any other behavior pointing to any issues, but I am still concerned these are eggs of some type.

White things are VERY loosely attached and fall off easily when touched, they stick to any surface (like a dustpan) due to them being wet and they squish and pop open if pressure is applied.

Unsure if any of this information is helpful, but if any of you know anything, let me know please!


 

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My rabbit just poo'd and while cleaning it up I realized he had abnormal white "dots" loosely attached to his poops. I'm a "new-ish" bunny mom who has never come across this, and google has not given me the results I am looking for. Does anyone know what this could be and should I be concerned?

Male rabbit, a bit over a year old approximately, adopted in May after being found in our front yard.
Primarily indoor rabbit with short trips outside in our side yard for exercise (yard has rocks and bricks in it, and sometimes he eats whatever dried leaves blow in on the wind)
I have not noticed any other behavior pointing to any issues, but I am still concerned these are eggs of some type.

White things are VERY loosely attached and fall off easily when touched, they stick to any surface (like a dustpan) due to them being wet and they squish and pop open if pressure is applied.

Unsure if any of this information is helpful, but if any of you know anything, let me know please!

I googled tape worm eggs and found an image of some tape worm eggs and think it really does look like the ones on your rabbits poo. upload_2020-2-2_14-46-24.png
 

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Thank you for your update. I was wondering how you and your rabbit were doing. Sorry I don't know anything about Drontal Plus, and I would have to google it just the same as you. Hopefully someone who knows will respond. If you search this site under "Drontal" in the upper right corner, you will see that it has been discussed here before, only it was "Drontal for cats" Good luck!
 

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Someone on another forum posted tape worm eggs and they looked like this.
Yep that looks just like his! My vet just said she had never seen tape worm present itself in that way.
At the very least I'm glad she now has more info and can properly diagnos this in the future!
 

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Thank you for your update. I was wondering how you and your rabbit were doing. Sorry I don't know anything about Drontal Plus, and I would have to google it just the same as you. Hopefully someone who knows will respond. If you search this site under "Drontal" in the upper right corner, you will see that it has been discussed here before, only it was "Drontal for cats" Good luck!
Thank you so much for all your help, Niomi!! I'll look up Drontal some more and see what I find. My parents think chewy.com probably needs a prescription sent to them. Maybe he won't even need another dose but still good info to know either way! :)
 

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Thank you so much for all your help, Niomi!! I'll look up Drontal some more and see what I find. My parents think chewy.com probably needs a prescription sent to them. Maybe he won't even need another dose but still good info to know either way! :)
Good luck! :)
 

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Thank you so much for all your help, Niomi!! I'll look up Drontal some more and see what I find. My parents think chewy.com probably needs a prescription sent to them. Maybe he won't even need another dose but still good info to know either way! :)
I found the ingredients for Drontal on Medirabbit.com under "Drugs eliminating intestinal worms, safe use in rabbits." All ingredients look to be safe.

What was surprising to me is that the site said that Diatomaceous Earth is not safe for rabbits. That was a surprise to me as I have used it on my rabbits many time when I had outdoor rabbits, and never had any problems. I think I might have gotten the remedy from a forum I used to follow that was for hobby farms. Interesting! Scientific studies I have read said it was safe for mice to ingest, but holistic sites say otherwise, so I wonder what is just theory and what is truth? I am glad I don't need it anymore.
 

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I found the ingredients for Drontal on Medirabbit.com under "Drugs eliminating intestinal worms, safe use in rabbits." All ingredients look to be safe.

What was surprising to me is that the site said that Diatomaceous Earth is not safe for rabbits. That was a surprise to me as I have used it on my rabbits many time when I had outdoor rabbits, and never had any problems. I think I might have gotten the remedy from a forum I used to follow that was for hobby farms. Interesting! Scientific studies I have read said it was safe for mice to ingest, but holistic sites say otherwise, so I wonder what is just theory and what is truth? I am glad I don't need it anymore.
That's good information to know! I'm glad it helped your lil buns, and perhaps its just not recommended because they don't want people using it carelessly and have rabbits inhaling it because of people not knowing how sensitive rabbits are too that. It sounded like you really tried to make it as safe as possible for them and it appeared to work for you, and that's great! I wouldn't feel bad about it, rabbit knowledge is always changing as more and more research is done! I try and learn as much as I can, information can be scarce and conflicting sometimes. Not easy being a bunny parent sometimes haha. But always worth it :)
 

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