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Healthcare
Preventive Measures

Dangerous Drugs

Penicillin should never be given orally because it destroys the cecal bacteria and will kill most rabbits. However, injectable penicillin (flocillin) can be used safely.

Any penicillin-based rug can be dangerous for your rabbit, so try to find a veterinarian who is knowledgeable about rabbit-safe antibiotics, and who is familiar with the safer drugs such as Chloramphenicol, Tetracycline, sulfa-based drugs like Septra or TMS, or enrofloxins such as Baytril or Cipro.

Never let a veterinarian give your rabbit amoxicillin. It is a pink liquid antibiotic that smells like bubble gum. Amoxicillin is very dangerous for rabbits, and has killed many more than it has helped.

Amoxicilin and ampicillin, lincomycin, erythromycin are all penicillin derivatives that have an almost 100% kill rate in rabbits.

Baytril should not be used on a bunny whose bones are still developing (under 6 months of age). Baytril is in a class of drugs which can cause problems with cartilage formation in juvenile animals. Chloramphenicol or TMS (sulfas) are alternatives.

 

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