Small Fur Animal Remedy
For commercially raised, domestic pets, and laboratory
As an aid in treating hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, rats,
ferrets, chinchillas, lemmings, and minks.
Effective relief from respiratory infections, colds, wheezing, snuffles.
The natural, but powerful ingredients in VetRx can help alleviate many
respiratory problems common to smalll animals without cosly antibiotic
therapy. For conditions that do not respond, the advice of a Veterinarian
should be sought.
For Internal and External Applications.
COLDS… SNUFFLES… PNEUMONIA
Symptoms: These conditions are characterized by a change in
respiration, often reflected in rate, depth, noisiness and distress.
Coughing, sneezing, snorting, and wheezing may also occur. Occasional symptoms
are watery eyes and a pus-filled nasal discharge. Animals whose lung tissue
is affected have a reduced Oxygen exchange level and show "air hunger"...
exaggerated breathing effort, with difficulty in or expelling air.
Frequently, colds can develop into pneumonia since it believed the same
bacteria which result in colds can move down the respiratory passages into the
lungs. Signs of pneumonia are loud gasping noises and increased
Treatment: Use VetRx Rabbit Remedy warm. To warm, open cap and put
bottle in small pan of heated water. Shake well. Always test temperature
of product before applying.
Depending upon size of animal, place one or two drops of warm VetRx on
each side of nostril. Apply one drop, by hand, to any scabbed area.
Repeat twice daily until symptoms disappear.
To clean, fresh water (changed daily) add eight drops per gallon. Globules may
rise to the top. These contain some medication that can be helpful if consumed internally.
Note: VetRx will leave an oily film on skin and fur. This willl
not burn skin or remove hair. It will, in fact, help destroy any mites
or mite ova which may be present.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON
As a general rule, mice, rats, hamsters, lemmings, and gerbils require
some extra heat in cold weather. It is recommended they be kept indoors
or in a heated shed, with the nest temperature approximately 70° F.
Guinea pigs, chinchilla, mink and ferrets are well suited to outdoor cages and pens
as long as these quarters are weatherproofed.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON FEEDING
Many owners and breeders feed their animals some table scraps, and find
that their animals thrive. There are, however, some recommended guidelines for
Mice and rats: Cubed diets and pellets obtained from animal foodsuff
compounders are a complete diet.
For the remainder of small rodents, the basic ration can be mouse and
rat pellets, supplemented with green vegetables, and possibly sunflower seeds.
Lemmings and gerbils will probably satisfy their water need from the fresh
Hamsters should not be fed oats or similar grains which might damage the
mucous membrane of their cheek pouches.
Basic diet of guinea pigs and chinchillas can consist of commercially available
Guinea pig diet must be suppplemented with greens or other sources of Vitamin C.
Roughage in the form of good quality hay is also necessary for these three species.
Ferrets and mink are carnivores, and their staple diet is usually fresh
meat or fish. When feeding raw meat, care must be taken to insure the
diet includes vitamins and minerals, particularly Calcium.
FEEDING UTINSILS FOR ALL ANIMALS MUST BE CLEANED REGULARLY.
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.