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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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what are safe ways to get rid of fleas on our buns???
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 09:25 PM
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Poultry dust works well on rabbits. Its active ingredient is permethrin, it has a very low toxicity. It also works for ticks. You can buy it online or at a farm supply store. I have also heard that flea powder for cats is safe to use on rabbits.
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I just use feline advantage when i have a flea issue.
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I second the Advantage (for cats). It works well and is considered safe for rabbits. Just remember that it's Advantage, not Advantix! They're two different products and Advantix isn't considered safe for cats OR rabbits.




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Its active ingredient is permethrin, it has a very low toxicity.

Actually permethrin is a common ingredient in Hartz' flea products which are responsible for thousands of deaths of cats and dogs every year. It's pretty highly toxic to animals.

It's also got a tested dermal toxicity on rabbits:
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/Permtech.pdf

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its not permethrin that is responsible for the deaths.

its unregulated permethrin, that has a very high amount, or other things added with it that causes so many problems with Hartz.
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Permethrin is an agricultural pesticide. Permethrin does have noted toxicity, especially in cats, and especially a noted dermal toxicity in rabbits. If people prefer to use this over safer alternatives, it's their business, but I would certainly want to know about it before I dumped it on my buns.

Incidently, the permethrin deaths caused by the Hartz products were well below the LD50 listed in the MSDS sheets.

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