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Hey all, looking for some advice from anyone with a bun who's had eye problems.
Monty's had what appears to be (reasonably mild) conjunctivitis for a few days. We took him to the vet on Monday and he gave us Fucithalmic vet. eye drops which have worked well and the infection seems to be clearing up, less pinkishness and seemingly less discharge.
He still has quite matted fur around his eye though, partly from the runny eye and partly from the drops, which can leave a bit of white powdery residue after some applications (we read the leaflet included and it said this was normal).
Has anyone got any tips for cleaning up the area around the eye gently? I've been using plain warm water as I'm worried that anything else might irritate his eye or skin. But I'm also worried if I don't get it clean the skin underneath will get irritated anyway.
He's very good about letting me touch/clean the eye area so any tips on how to clean him more thoroughly gratefully received!
Your rabbit should enjoy the cleaning of the eye with a warm cloth. Just be sure to use either sterile cotton balls, or if you are using a washable cloth, you want to boil it out in a pot on the stove to get it sterile. Don't use soap or bleach on it, just boil it for 10 minutes and then take it out and allow to cool off before using it.
*edit: I mean boil it in water
Im confused because my vet told me my rabbit had conjunctivits but she has no goop at all. The rim around her eye looks a little swollen and pink but no goop. so now after reading everyones comments im wondering if it is what she has>