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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Safe to use for bunners?? Akina (mini rex) looks like she's been gettin a little heavier lately-pudgy again... I noticed her getting lazy and sitting in her litter box more often. THEN last night I picked her up, attempted a trance (I just dont have the knack) and looker in her mouth-thats was fine but her toes look sore and her hocks look slightly raw.
Ill bathe her tonight after work and wondering if using betadine is ok?? I dont have any hipitane soap. Or just warm water will do the trick with some polysporin follwing?
Arck, I know Ive done this before when she was obscenely obese but I had Hipitane then...
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Betadine is fine to use for small animals, I generally water it down a bit.

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I was told that neosporin if they lick it offf could upset the balance of the good bacteria in their gut. I had been using it on Teddy's ear but once the vet told me that I stopped. I have read that others have used it on their buns as well. I am a bit confused on that one.
Poor girl - I am sure a nice warm water bath with make things feel better

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I was also warned by my vet that an antibiotic ointment could destroy the good bacteria in the gut. I had one rabbit with a sore spot on her tail that responded to nothing, and yes, she was seeing a vet. According to some sites, neosporin is safe for rabbits. Out of desperation, I used a triple antibiotic ointment, being careful not to put too much on, and that did the trick. I supplemented her diet with probiotic to help relieve any damage licking the ointment might do.
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Cool, thanks guys I wont put the cream on her until I speak to her doctor. I will, however proceed with bathing her ^.^
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