6 Effective Ways to Treat a Sick Rabbit with Home Remedies

The majority, if people think of pets, dogs or cats will usually pop up in mind their mind, but there are many folks that are convinced that bunnies should be included in one of the best pets between cat and dog. The Rabbits’ popularity as pets is gradually increasing, and some surveys suggest that their numbers in households actually exceed the total number of pet dogs in this country. Rabbit or usually called bunnies is a sociable, personable, fluffy and lovable pet. Here are Reasons Why You Should Choose A Rabbit As Your Pet.

But please remember that rabbit are included as not low maintenance cost pet, same as cat and dog. So as such, they require your energy, time and professional veterinary care (for their health and medical purposes) as same as pet cat and dog. You need to know when your rabbit is sick, so you can prepare to reach your vet as soon you find your rabbit pet get sick. Please read to find “12 Symptoms That Your Rabbit is Sick”  article so you can keep an eye on your rabbit and get the help they need.

Should your rabbit get some health problem yet can’t reach your pet for some reason, this article will help you to get you to Treat a Sick Rabbit with Home Remedies. Even so, please prioritize your rabbit to get veterinary care to make your rabbit healthy and able to live a long life.

1. Herb for Enhanced Immunity

The recommended herbs that balance the immune system for all rabbits are E. purpurea.  E. purpurea is a herb that nearly everyone can grow in the backyard, and a bulk of echinacea is available in health-food stores. Please buy the plant form rather the capsule form. Use both the aerial parts and the chopped roots then mix it together and added atop a bunny’s feed. Echinacea Purpurea acts as an immune- system balancer and not simply as an immune-system stimulant, it can be added to a bunny’s food on a daily basis. However, It usually recommends an on-off routine. For example, add echinacea five days a week and none on weekends, throughout the lifetime of the bunny.

2. Gastrointestinal Herbs

A rabbit’s digestive system functions best with a high-fiber diet. Most of a rabbit’s nibbling gives him plenty of coarse fiber. It founded that some of the household rabbit diets are “Too Varied” —they provide good protein and well-ground grains but not enough fibrous material. So rabbit sometimes suffered a belly problem due to lack of fiber diet.

For temporary relief, a slippery elm bark (Ulmus rubra) can be helpful for their need. Use a bulk slippery elm bark in its shredded bark form and let the rabbit eat it to fulfill their fiber diet needs. Should your rabbit get “belly-itis,” (Some kind of stomachache) you can give your rabbit a treatment by administering the powdered form. A teaspoon mixed in water and dosed three to four times a day hopefully will do the job.

3. Bladder Infections Herb

Bladder infections are quite a common malady in the rabbits and often related to an immune-system imbalance. you can use a combination of three major herbs for treating bladder infections: Echinacea, dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), and one or more antibiotic herbs. Echinacea has mild antibiotic properties as mentioned above, Dandelion root supports the kidneys and acts as a diuretic. The extra cleansing power of increased urine flow often helps cure the problem. More antibiotic herb like Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), Oregon grape root (Mahonia aquifolium), and Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) are excellent herbs for bladder infections. Please note that uva ursi works best in an alkaline media, and rabbits—because they are vegetarians—have alkaline urine. Because of that, dogs and cats, being meat eaters, have acid urine so uva ursi is not as effective for them.

Once you’ve cleared up an ongoing infection, to help prevent further occurrences, you might try a continuation of the echinacea and dandelion root combination, along with some cranberry treats several times a week. Cranberry prevents bacteria from attaching to the bladder wall.

4. Herb for Calming Aggressive Rabbit

Sometimes, rabbits can be very aggressive, especially to other rabbits who they feel are invading their turf and not specially bonded to be recognized as a friend to the aggressive rabbit. Its widely know that rabbit is highly social animals and most rabbit pet owner recommends to have two or three compatible rabbits be housed together. Even so, the transition time when you’re trying to bond two rabbits together can be experimental and sometimes downright traumatizing for them.

It is recommended for mixing calming herbs into their diets during the bonding phase. Please mix one of the following herbs that may be helpful: valerian (Valeriana officinalis), chamomile (Matricaria recutita), or kava (Piper methysticum).

5. Herb for Arthritis Treatment

Many House rabbit have a quite chance of getting arthritis. It might be caused by their sedentary lifestyle (compared to their wild kinfolk) as a major contributor. Acupuncture and chiropractic methods are one of the solutions, but for home remedies, you might need these herbs along. To treat the cortisone-like, anti-inflammatory properties, It recommended using licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra). Also, add echinacea because there a connection be caused by immune-system imbalance. Willow bark (Salix spp.) seems to be an effective pain reliever, and rabbits actually like its taste. Finally, adding, as a sprinkle atop the food, one or more of the herbs that have been used traditionally when treating arthritis: Yucca (Yucca spp.), devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), and feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) are also good.

6. Flystrike Remedies and Treatment

Flystrike happens when flies lay their eggs in moist areas of skin on a rabbit and this is a terrible disease that I hope you will be able to keep from your rabbits. These eggs will hatch into maggots within 24 hours. This disease can happen when your rabbit has messy rear due to urinal or poop leakage and not get treated either. They will live under your rabbit’s skin and release a poison that will kill your rabbit.

You will need to be sure that your rabbit’s hind quarters are kept very clean. If you have a rabbit that is overweight or a female that has a large dewlap, then it may be hard for them to clean themselves properly. If this is the case, be sure to clean your rabbits daily.

Rather than only giving some homemade remedy, you should give them treat it as soon as possible, should you cannot reach your vet, please follow this guide.

  • You’ll need to grab the tweezer and begin pulling the maggots out of your rabbit’s skin. Then you’ll want to soak your rabbit’s rear in warm water. But be sure to dry their hindquarters thoroughly after the act.
  • Then, you’ll need to shave off carefully any dirty or soiled hair around their bum. Be very careful as rabbit’s skin is very thin.
  • Lastly, you’ll need to administer antibiotics for the rabbit to ensure that no infection sets up.

Hopefully, with this article, you will able to give you some insight about homemade remedies. For more article all about some rabbit common behavioral problem, you might want to read  “6 Effective Method to Treat Rabbit That Won’t Eat“and “8 Ways to Get Your Pet Rabbit Back in Its Cage“.