pet health


Question by  jenn19 (54)

How do I treat a foot abscess in rabbits?

My rabbit chews on his foot all the time and it has now become infected and abscessed.


Answer by  Cathie (670)

Rabbits are very delicate creatures and require a good amount of care. Since the foot is infected, you must take your rabbit to a vet to have it treated. Please look for a vet who specializes in small animals and exotics, a regular vet usually does not have enough experience to properly treat a rabbit.


Answer by  bunnygal (262)

A foot that has been irritated for some time and is now abscessed will need treatment with antibiotics. Please seek the help of your veterinarian.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Abscesses are common disorders for rabbits. It is a collection of bacteria,white blood cells and cellular debris. . Abscess is normally diagnosed by feel. We can have radio graphs to assess the problems. Abscesses are expensive to treat and they are resistant to treatment. Best option is to have euthanasia.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

If you believe your rabbit has an abscess, you should take the rabbit to the vet to be examined. Infections can spread into the blood stream if untreated causing death.

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