Everyone! I took her to the vet last Monday and found out she had mites
, which she probably got from other rabbits at the pet store since I don't have any other. The vet didn't tell me what kind of mites they are though, just that they are microscopic and that they make her really itchy. I feel bad I hadn't noticed the scratching and overgrooming before. D:
At the vet, they took off patches of hardened fur, or "crustiness
" with forceps. It seemed painful as it drew (just a little) blood. Is it really okay to do this?
They didn't take much from her feet.
They treated the crusty parts (nose, tops of feet, edges of ears, eyelids) with an antiseptic (Betadine. I'm not sure if this is safe for rabbits either!) then gave me a cream I have to apply twice a day for a month or so until the mites go away. It's Dermidex
+ Zinc Oxide. It's called Vetnoderm. Anyone familiar with this?
I hope she gets better soon