Rabbit is an active animal and they can fall sick, get hurt and need our immediate attention. We will always recommend that you seek professional help from a rabbit-savvy vet but in the event you are unable to do so, such as if it happened late at night, it’s important to keep some first aid items handy to ease the situation.

Item

Purpose

How to Use

Where to Buy

Oxbow Critical Care

Concentrated fiber which can be fed to a rabbit that is not eating his normal diet.

Mix with water, 10-15ml every 4-6 hours depending on severity. Only feed if rabbit is not bloated, otherwise it can induce pain.

Rabbit-Savvy Vet clinics and Small Animal Supply Stores such as Beary Pet Suppliers, Alien Pets and Ecottage.

Fiberplex

Probiotic as well as prebiotic concentrate to restore the balance of the digestive tract.

1 notch 1-2 times a day depending on severity. OK to give to rabbit daily through shedding period to prevent fur buildup.

Silvedene Cream

Antibacterial topical cream that can be used to treat wounds and urine burns.

Sufficient to cover the affected area. Do try to let cream absorb for 5-10 minutes before returning rabbit to normal activity.

Corn Starch

Stop bleeding of nails and can also be used to dry-clean a messy bottom.

Sufficient to cover the affected area.

Commonly available in supermarkets.

Rid Wind

Infant simethicone that is used to relieve minor gas symptoms.

1ml every 2-4 hours depending on severity; follow by 1-directional abdominal massage.

Local pharmacies such as Watson, Guardian or NTUC Unity.

Appelin

Appetite stimulant to encourage an unwell rabbit to eat.

1ml 2-3 times a day depending on severity. OK to mix 1ml in 100ml water as a way to encourage drinking.

Vasaline

Topical ointment to calm down inflammed or dry skin.

Sufficient to cover the affected area.

Saline Solution

Sterile cleansing agent to flush out foreign matter from wounds (10ml packaging) or eyes (Tears Naturale recommended)

Sufficient to cover the affected area.

Sterile Syringes

Typically 1ml and 5ml will come in handy in administering medication

Dressing

Sterile cotton wood, gauze and bandage that can be used to dress and protect wounds

 Oxbow Critical Care

Oxbow Critical Care

 Fiberplex

Fiberplex

 Rid Wind

Rid Wind

 Applelin

Applelin