BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Important: Please Do No Use Frontline On Bunnies!
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User is Offline osprey
Los Altos, California
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8/07/2007 4:42 AM

While reviewing the web server logs for The Rabbit Haven, I came across a bunch of traffic to our Frontline article.  I found out why.  This post came from a Ferret board, posted by someone who has ferrets and rabbits:

 

I just had an awful experience with my lionhead bunnies. I normally use advantage on them, but was out and I use frontline on my ferrets and dogs and cats, so I
decided to give frontline to the bunnies.

48 hours later, one of my does dropped dead, one isn't eating, or drinking and my buck is having seizures......

Please read this, and make sure not to miss the line "frontline should never be used on bunnies or ANY OTHER EXOTIC ANIMAL": I will no longer use frontline on my ferrets
either.

www.therabbithaven.org/newsfrontline.htm



http://www.therabbithaven.org/newsfrontline.htm


User is Offline cookie627
Naperville, IL
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8/07/2007 6:08 AM
HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!! that is SO sad!!
My adorable baby
Cookie 1 year old

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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8/07/2007 8:14 AM

That is really sad and depressing.  I wish that they had consulted a vet before going ahead with administering it.  Again, education and not being afraid to ask questions is the key to saving your precious pet from a life threateneing situation no matter how benign it may seem. If you plan to make any change in what you are doing always check first (you should check anyway from the beginning). It's always better to be safe than sorry.


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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8/07/2007 10:14 AM
I met a woman at an adoption shows that had adopted two bunnies from the Haven. A misinformed vet gave her frontline and one of her rabbits died, the other suffered much trauma. The poor girl was devastated, I felt so bad for her. :-( it was just awful.
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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8/07/2007 11:28 AM

That is terribly sad.  Oh how awful too.


User is Offline cookie627
Naperville, IL
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8/07/2007 1:45 PM
oh i feel so bad for her!!!! i feel like crying!!
My adorable baby
Cookie 1 year old

User is Offline DAWN
Perth, Western Australia
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8/07/2007 3:55 PM

Heck that is awful!  Ask Ask Ask is so important ... even if you think your question is unimportant and trivial.

A lesson learnt for that poor girl.  SAD  :-(

Dawn xx


User is Offline xxtinkxx
uk
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8/08/2007 5:24 AM
i hate to be the one to break it but front line has on the instructions not to use on rabbits!!!

so sad to hear tho

xx

User is Offline skunklionshow
City of Brotherly "Shove"
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8/08/2007 5:53 AM

I actually switched from Frontline to Revolution for both my cats & bunnies, once I got the bunnies.  I was very concerned as to what was safe and wasn't safe for bunnies.  My clinic is great, has 3 exotic vets, but some of the reception & new techs aren't so bunny savy.  So I got the right answer from the vet.  She stated that since bunnies don't usually groom kitties, I'd be safe w/ the frontline for the cats and Revolution for bunns.  However, I didn't want to take any chances on cross-species contamination, so that's why I switched it all too Revolution.  I'm so sorry for those losses.  Losing a pet is never good...especially when its due to a mistake.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Ghandi


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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8/09/2007 7:46 AM
Posted By xxtinkxx on 08/08/2007 8:24 AM
i hate to be the one to break it but front line has on the instructions not to use on rabbits!!!

so sad to hear tho

xx


I think that's a new addition to the instructions, unfortunately some bunnies were lost before they knew how dangerous it was.

~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Spazydoo
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9/26/2012 7:40 AM
I feel so stupid. I bought a bunny and took him home a couple weeks ago. I found that my cat had fleas a few days ago. I was surprised because he is an indoor cat. So I bought frontline for my cat and used it on him.. I started searching the bunny for fleas and found a couple so I went online and found a site that told me to use frontline on the bunny but in small amounts. So being the idiot that I am I went ahead and put it on him. I thought I was doing the right thing. I was very wrong!!!! I noticed almost immediately he stopped eating and pooping.. I then started researching frontline more and found out just how bad it is for bunnies! I took him in to the vet and they told me to wash him with dawn dish soap to get the rest of the frontline off him. So I did and he seemed to be improving.. He started eating a little that night. The next morning I noticed he wasnt eating anymore and he still hasnt pooped. So I picked him up and then in my arms he had his first seizure that I am aware of. It was the scariest thing I have ever seen. I took him back to the vet immediately and he has been there since yesterday afternoon.. they have him hooked up to all these tubes and are feeding him and he has a collar on to prevent him from chewing through the tubes.. He had another seizure yesterday and a mild one thismorning.. I just got back from visiting him and during my visit he had another seizure!! They tell me they think he will be ok. but I am so afraid. I know this is entirely my fault for not reading the packaging and doing more research before I went ahead and did the first thing that I read! I feel like a terrible person for this. I didnt mean to hurt him but my actions caused this. I will never forgive myself if he dies!

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/27/2012 2:07 AM
Hi, Spazydoo. I'm very sorry to hear about your bun.

This is an old thread from 2007 that you replied to. I suggest you start a new thread of your own so members can discuss your situation and you can keep us updated. I'm going to lock this thread because when old threads are pulled up it causes confusion.
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