For treating all standard breeds raised commercially, as
a hobby, or for showing. Effective relief for Snuffles, Pneumonia, Ear
Mites, or Ear Canker.
SNUFFLES AND PNEUMONIA
Symptoms — Snuffles or colds produce sneezing, watery eyes,
and a pus-filled nasal discharge. Watch for rabbits rubbing their noses
with front feet. Check inside front paws of animals you suspect of having
snuffles. Matted fur here can indicate snuffles. Rabbits with advanced
snuffles will often have badly matted fur around the nostrils.
Frequently, snuffles can develop into pneumonia because the same bacteria
which causes snuffles can move down the respiratory passages into the
lungs. Signs of pneumonia are difficulty breathing and gasping.
Treatment — Use VetRx Rabbit Remedy warm. To warm, place
spout in open position. Put bottle in small pan of water. Heat at medium
temperature. Always test temperature of product before applying. Place 2
drops of warm VetRx on each side of nostrils and to any scabbed area.
Repeat two or three times per day until symptoms disappear. 8 drops per
gallon in clean drinking water can help speed results in respiratory
Treating snuffles symptoms quickly with VetRx is one of the best ways
to avoid colds that can develop into pneumonia.
EAR MITES OR EAR CANKER
Symptoms — Rabbit will shake its head a great deal and
scratch at its ears. Brown, scaly scabs appear inside ears. Ear Mites
and Ear Canker are two names for the same condition.
Symptoms are caused by tiny mites which burrow in skin of the ear and
cause tissue damage. Check your rabbits' ears routinely for symptoms.
Treatment — Use VetRx warm. Shake bottle well to help mix contents.
Apply by the drop or with a cotton swab. Be sure to dampen entire affected
area. Do not dig off the scabs. The scab should eventually be shaken off
by the rabbit.
After 24 hours, dampen entire affected area for the second time. Repeat
again after 36 hours. Wait three more days and add two drops into ears.
This should result in clean, mite-free ears.
If, at this time, scabs have not been shaken off by the rabbit, use a damp
cotton swab and gently remove remaining scales and crusts from ear.
Note: VetRx will leave an oily film on skin and fur. This will not
burn the skin or remove hair. It is helpful in destroying any mites or
mite ova which may be present.
Of course, while you are treating infected animals, you will want
to follow usual precautions. This is essential because snuffles
and ear mites can be passed from rabbit to rabbit.
Isolate infected animals as soon as possible.
Clean out all hutches and nest boxes which sick rabbits have occupied.
Keep rabbits as clean and dry as possible. In case of snuffles, keep
animals away from drafts. Cold symptoms in rabbits tend to subside and
then recur. So if your rabbits have a tendency to catch cold, watch them
carefully for early symptoms.
When a rabbit has been to a show, it is wise to isolate it from the others
for several days. Treat ears and nose as described above, just as a precaution.
A WORD ABOUT 4-H RABBIT BREEDERS
VetRx Rabbit Remedy is ideal for use by children who raise rabbits. It is
safe to use, easy to apply.
For animal use only. Not for human consumption. Use only as directed.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children.
If symptoms persist for more than 48 hours, consult a licensed veterinarian.