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It is critical that for your Rabbits and family’s wellbeing and long-term health, you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost effective than cure. Flea Treatment works by killing the parasites by depositing chemicals onto the top of the skin and needs to be used regularly to keep your house and rabbit, safe.

Flea Treatment For Rabbits

Although it is unusual for rabbits to catch fleas, they can still be spread from other household pets such as dogs and cats, as the fleas jump from pet to pet.  Although you may only see fleas on your pet, they are continually shedding eggs in your home and can lead to a home flea infestation. Flea bites to you and your family can be costly and complicated to treat. Did you know the adult flea can stay in its cocoon for up to 6 months before it emerges? 

Although fleas are small, they can make your pet miserable. Once on your pet, fleas can bite every 5 minutes leaving your rabbit itchy and uncomfortable. You only need to bring one flea inside your home to start an infestation. One female flea can lay up to 500 eggs in her lifetime. 

Fleas live on a variety of animals such rabbits and hedgehogs, as well as cats and dogs. When your pet is outdoors, fleas from the eggs left behind by other animals can jump on your pet. Once on your pet, they feed on his or her blood and start laying eggs. With rabbits, the signs that they may have fleas include nibbling or biting at skin, hair loss, anaemia or flea dirt on their coat.

Treating your pet with our vet recommended treatment plan will effectively kill fleas and disrupt their life cycle. 

Worm Treatment For Rabbits

There are various worms that can infect your pets, and they can pose a threat to your family. Worms that target pets include roundworms, hookworms, lungworms, and tapeworms, and they are prolific across the United Kingdom. Certain worms can produce more than 100,000 eggs per day, which are then passed in the pet’s faeces and spread throughout their living environment. 

Your family can accidentally ingest worm eggs that have been passed through your pet’s faeces. The eggs can then hatch in your intestinal tract, and the worms can travel to various tissues in the body, including the eyes and brain, potentially causing serious infections.

Worms are a year-round threat and the only way to keep your pet and family safe is through proactive actions to get the best products. Lungworm, which is passed on by slugs and snails, is potentially fatal and many over the counter products do not tackle this worrying parasite. 

Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Sandhole Vets may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. When looking for worming treatments for rabbits, ALWAYS consult your vet before treating your pet, as some ingredients that are safe for cats and dogs can kill rabbits. 

Defleaing And Deworming Your Rabbit At Sandhole Vets

Please be aware that many products available elsewhere other than sold at Sandhole Vets may be ineffective at treating all the species of worms and fleas your pet could get. There aren’t many defleaing and deworming treatments available for your rabbit, but the most common is in the form of spot-ons. 

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