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Feeding Your Rabbits

Is it possible for your dwarf rabbit to get fleas? The answer is yes. But of course, the severity of the condition depends on numerous factors - such as whether the rabbit is allowed to play outdoors, the living conditions, the flea season, etc. Sometimes, it is not within your control - dwarf rabbits do get fleas at times. The important thing is to figure out how to deal with the situation if your dwarf rabbit has somehow been inflicted with a flea condition. Here are some possible treatments.

Flea powders: Walk into your local pet store and you will see a wide variety of flea powers being made available for sale. The ingredient responsible for killing the fleas is known as pennyroyal. This is poisonous, but the flea powders contain just a small amount of it for safety reasons (just enough to kill fleas). In the beginning, your curious dwarf rabbit may try to lick away the powder. Bear in mind that flea powders are really poison, so you should try to avoid having your pet consuming too much of the powder. To achieve that, just use the flea powder lightly on the fur of the dwarf rabbit. Use your hands to rub the powder into the fur and remember to wash your hands afterwards. If your rabbit licks away just a little of the powder, that is alright. Your dwarf rabbit will be fine.

flea treatment for dwarf rabbits

Flea baths: This flea treatment method is NOT recommended by dwarf rabbit experts. The result is that many rabbits actually die from a flea bath. The actual cause of death is unknown, but experts suspect that it may have something to do with the stress level flea baths has on the little furry animals. So avoid at all cost.

Flea combs: This is a useful method to keep the flea problem from getting worse, but it won't solve the flea problem altogether. The upside is that it's the safest method. You can probably use a flea comb to prevent the problem from getting worse and then when the opportunity arises, take the dwarf rabbit to the local vet.

Prevention is better than cure: Usually, if the overall condition is kept clean, there is a much lower chance of dwarf rabbits being infected with fleas. So do whatever you can to maintain cleanliness of the dwarf rabbit's living environment. And if you know that the flea season is on, avoid taking your dwarf rabbits outdoors to play.

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