Flea and Mite Protection for Rabbits

rabbit ferret parasitesRabbit in Australia are commonly affected by fur mites and ear mites. We alo see fleas when rabbits live with other species, but intestinal worms and sarcoptes mites are very uncommon.

The chart below summarises the claims for the two products we recommend to treat rabbit parasites. Please consult your vet for advice specific to your pet before use. Prices are available on request.

rabbit mites and fleas

Warning: Never use products any other products made for dogs or cats without veterinary advice. When treating multiple animals, they may groom and lick each other so keep separated until the product is not visible.

Revolution

Prevents: Ear mites, sarcoptic mange and cheyletiellosisrevolution for rabbit mites

    • Ear mites and Fur mites (cheyletiella) are very common pests of rabbits
    • Only product registered to treat these diseases

Comes as: a vial of liquid applied to the back of the neck on a monthly basis.

    • A quick-drying, and less messy spot-on treatment
    • Only product registered to treat mites in rabbits

How to Use Revolution

Revolution can be safely applied to rabbits from 8 weeks of age. Use either Revolution for Puppies & Kittens or Revolution for Cats depending on your rabbit’s weight.

Advantage

Prevents: fleasadvantage for rabbit fleas

Comes as: a vial of liquid applied to the back of the neck on a monthly basis.

    • Fast, effective flea control
    • Most fleas on rabbits come from dogs, cats or chickens so treating the other household pets is important.

How to Use Advantage

It is not clear at what age Advantage can be used, so it would be prudent to wait until your rabbit is 3-4 months old or over 1kg. Use the dark green Small Dogs and Puppies tube for rabbits under 4kg or the one pictured for larger rabbits. The solvent may damage clothing and painted surfaces so take care after applying it, and avoid placing it where the animal can lick.

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