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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
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.
That is terribly sad. Oh how awful too.
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 :-(
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.
I think that's a new addition to the instructions, unfortunately some bunnies were lost before they knew how dangerous it was.