Rabbit Remedies

Flea Remedies
Posted by WildHeart (Andover, MN) on 05/02/2009

Is there any home remedy for fleas that is safe for outdoor rabbits? anything I can put around the hutch or on them to keep the flease from the wild rabbits at bay? thanks.

Flea Remedies
Posted by Sandy (Sanford, Fl) on 04/11/2011

Eucalyptus is great for repelling fleas. I am not sure if you can put it directly on the rabbit, but you can sprinkle the oil outside. Be careful not to put it where he eats. And make sure you get pure oil and not just the fragrance.

Flea Remedies
Posted by Tntfreedom (Ottawa, Kansas) on 09/26/2012

I use flea free in there water it keeps fleas, flys, tick, mosqetios and other blood sucking hungery animals off them. All flea free has over 200 hundred natural vitamins and minerals treat ear mites, ring worm and more. Hope this helps. The taylor's Family rabbit farm Ottawa, Ks

Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Calra (Homer, MI/USA) on 04/10/2009

Misc Remedies for Rabbits:

I have not tried any of these myself but was given the list through another rabbit website.

Okugest tablets

Okugest tablets are a homeopathic medicine for humans, which are used for, diarrhoea, bloat and for improvement of the gut motility, intoxication.
the tablets do contain the following homeopatic ingredients:

Okoubaka aubreveille D3 - prevention and treatment of poisoning, (foodpoisoning, pesticide poisonong, and self poisoning (auto toxic) diseases/ alergy .Okoubake helps the body regain control and normalizes the immune system to fight of other potential aggressors. For treatment, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections/ intoxification, and diarrhea.

Arsenicum album D12 - treatment of indigestion, anxiety, fever, pain and lots more.

Carbo vegetabilis D6 - treatment, bloat/gas, Abdominal distention with cramping pains, worse lying down,

Croton tiglium D6 - treatment acute and chronic diarrea, upset stomach, gas,

Veratum album D12 - treatment, sudden collapse, painful cramping followed by great weakness and exhaustion, diarrhea or constipation

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Carolyn (Houston, Tx) on 02/04/2011

Can ACV be used to clean rabbits? I know it's ok for cats, dogs and horses. Also, adding 3 drops of vinegar to bunny's water - regular vinegar or acv?

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Patti G (Southgate, Michigan U.s.a.) on 09/24/2012

This message is for Jessi, IA, what great information you have given all of us and this website is wonderful. I found it by accident, while looking for information on a possible flea problem or dry skin patches on my Newfoundland. I had two bunnies at different times years ago and never knew all that I have read here. They both passed, too young. Back then there were no computers and the vets don't always know about Bunnies. I never knew about all the neat things you could feed bunnies, just gave them Timothy Hay and the kibble for them. I don't like going to vets as they $$$$ you to death. My three dogs all died too young following their advise, and not getting enough information from them and those darn shots they push on them all at once. I prefer homeopathic even for myself. I know have my daughters two bunnies and decided to look up homeopathic for them and what to feed domestic bunnies. Your wonderful and so is this site. Wish it had been available when I had the other Bunnies. I just love animals. Right now my Daughter is staying with me, my Granddaughter and her dog and the Bunnies, I have a Newfoundland and three cats and her cats are at my Mom's house and her frog. Its a zoo, but I love it. Take care and God Bless. Love the animals, we are their voice.

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Maggie (Coventry) on 07/04/2014

Hi I read your article after taking my bunny to the vets recently. It helped greatly some I like to try the organic /natural treatment first. Great tips especially the critical care :-) I was just wondering if you could change something? please. You should never ever throw a syringe into the trash. You could potentially hurt yourself, family, an animal in your trash and then it goes in the street. May I suggest a sharps dispenser box great for discarding needles. But the most simple would be to get a syringe without a needle. Every animal feed store/pharmacy sells them. Thank you

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Claudia (Fairfield, Iowa) on 02/06/2016

Jessi, Could you tell me the name and the phone number or address for a Rabbit Vet in Fairfield or near our city. Thanks!

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Kinzee (Minnesota) on 06/21/2016

Yes you can use ACV in your rabbits water. I'm a rabbit breeder and I use it all the time in their water. It helps with their coat and many other things. Very good for their health. Hope this helps.

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Heather (Welland, Ontario) on 08/25/2016

I just today experienced the panic and worry when you realize your bun is not pooping and also not happy.

I had given the bunny some sorghum before (trimmed off any mildewed leaves, of course) which has been growing under my bird feeder for the last few years. And she loves it---so I figured, after all the advice I read here, "Why not?". It's a grain, she seems to love the entire plant, fresh or dried. And guess what? It worked (comfortably, it appeared) within an hour of giving her some (1 stalk, freshly cut, with the seed heads attached).

I will now be growing it in my garden, so some is always on hand fresh or dry, for situations like this again.

Seeds can be purchased very cheaply from major farm seed suppliers. And a little bit goes such a long way.

Critical Care, Pumpkin
Posted by Gemma (England) on 01/18/2017 1 posts

I adopted a young bun off someone who had locked her in a cage outside for days left on her own no food etc, it's been a month now and my dog is fine as long as I keep them separate at feeding times, I'm massively struggling with litter training and I keep her out from 8am till at least 11pm, do u use apple cider vinegar in their water?? I will definitely go on to the site you've mentioned thanks so much for your helpful advice it's very much appreciated, I've got her out and she's got a pink eye with green discharge so going to try lavender oil diluted.

Gem x

Posted by Dottie (Boca Raton, Florida) on 01/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

For my Rabbits I take 4 capsules of Echinacea to one gallon of water and boil cool and refrigerator each day i put 1/4 cup in there drinking bottle water fill with fillter water boost their immune function.

Posted by Joyce (Arcadia, CA, USA) on 01/05/2009


Ear Infections
Posted by Jessi (Fairfield, IA) on 12/23/2008

Make sure you're taking your bunny to a vet who sees a lot of rabbits. Most vets are not trained in treating bunnies, and when they attempt it, they can actually hurt them. I don't know about the ear infection you mention, but I do know one of my pet buns had some kind of bugs or parasites in his ears, and my rabbit vet flushed them with something. Visit the Etherbun online forum to ask your rabbit health questions. Some of the people who write in there are pretty snotty, but it's the rabbit health forum on the web. Lots of knowledgable people, including some rabbit vets, respond to readers' questions. Another great source of rabbit health information is the archives at http://www.rabbit.org That's the website for The House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit dedicated to informing owners about proper bunny care. Excellent source for answers to questions about all kinds of things.

Ear Infections
Posted by June (KC, KS) on 12/25/2008

Try a few drops of h202 in your pet's filtered water. My cats love it.

Ear Infections
Posted by Crystal (Brownwood, Tx) on 07/27/2009

I have raised rabbits for about 15 years, when they get ear mites I use a medicine dropper and put about 15 drops of olive oil in each ear. You will have to hold the ear and kind of massage it down in the ear. As the oil is running down the ear, the rabbit will try to shake the oil out. Keep this up until the mites are gone.

Ear Infections
Posted by Anna Nikki (Toronto, Ont) on 12/23/2011

Goldenseal tincture is a homeopathic antibiotic you can use for your pets and humans it is good for upper and lower body infections such as ear, nose, urinary tract, headtilt and other illnesses where antibiotics are needed.

Ear Infections
Posted by Chulookin (Nanaimo, B.C. Canada) on 08/08/2014

Polysporin pinkeye is an antibiotic on the shelf brand, I found through a lot of research that Natures Way coconut oil is non GMO WITH 93% MCT's so I got an eye dropper and used that with Johnson wipes and added 500mg of L-Lysine to the bunnies food per day instead of using the other rubbish like Vetericyn Ophthalmic gel or a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a couple of table spoons of Borax. Poor bunny has to put up with our floor mounted air conditioner blowing dust around while I work 13 hour shifts while lazy wife sleeps all day...Grrr!!!

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