Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Leo the Lop, Sep 26, 2019.
I have two 10 week old bunnies and I don’t know what product(s) to buy for worming
What you want is fenbendazole; the brand name is Panacur. They sell a rabbit formula that should come with dosage instructions.
Doesn’t seem like an easy task, any tricks to getting it in them?
This is a great video on how to syringe food or meds. I would do a small amount at a time so it coats their mouth without being enough to spit out a significant amount, since that would make it harder to dose accurately. If you have trouble, measure out one dose and then mix in some fruit flavored baby food (banana is a nice strong flavor to help mask the meds) before sucking it into a syringe (which you can buy in the pharmacy section of any store).
Great info, thank you!
Unless you know that they have worms, rabbits don't need deworming as puppies do.
I agree, unless they’re exposed to worms (allowed to run on the ground outside or around other pets with worms) you wouldn’t normally do preventative worming for pet rabbits.
That's true, I didn't think to ask because I haven't had dogs in a couple decades so the concept of preventative worming didn't cross my mind. The others are right, that's not something one normally does with rabbits.
Oh, the breeder I got Leo from actually said that most people don’t, but that she always worms all her bunnies before they go to their new homes just to make sure.
I don’t know if Polish or Rapunzel have been running around outside or not, I didn’t think to ask that when I adopted them, so figured I should worm them to make sure.
Also I saw on some websites that rabbits should be routinely dewormed, but maybe they were talking about outside rabbits.
I wouldn't worry about it unless you have a specific reason to suspect worms.
Ok! Thanks everyone!!
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