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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Revolution For Rabbit
Last Post by FooFoosMommy2 at 9/02/2012 7:16 PM (9 Replies)
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User is Offline Fredmg77
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8/28/2012 4:54 PM

So I took my rabbit to the vet a few weeks ago and we gave her revolution for her ear mites. I was told to give it to her again in 2 weeks so I did. The ear mites are still there though and come back after the dosage wears off every 2 weeks. The revolution was for dogs and kittens. I am going to go purchase more revolution from my vet but I have no idea why it won't get rid of the ear mites.

Also I change the hay frequently and wash the cage after each dosage as always.

We also apply the whole .25 ML on my bun.


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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8/28/2012 5:12 PM
I looked it up and revolution is indicated for mites, so there is no reason it shouldn't be working. The only thing i could think is that your bunny is getting reinfected.

I would think you might try a local pest control and just see what they say-perhaps renting a steamer and cleaning the house with it will work or you might need chemicals. But I'm thinking they are surviving off your bunny for a few weeks and then reinfecting after the revolution has run it's course.
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User is Offline bullrider76543
Joplin MO
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8/28/2012 5:29 PM
that is what I used on Blue when he had mites and it worked great. but you have to treat the area they live in too.
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User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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8/28/2012 5:47 PM
There are mite wipes available to so you could wipe down their area with that as well. Reinfestation definitely sounds like the problem. Its the same with fleas on cats and rabbits if you do not eliminate them from the environment they will return later especially if there are eggs that have hatched.
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User is Offline Fredmg77
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8/29/2012 2:03 AM

Alright well she lives outside during the summer since it gets so hot and stuffy inside our house during the summer. Would bleaching her cage then washing it off real good and bringing it inside work after treating her?

Also should you have to treat her more than once? I'm running out of money at this point.


User is Offline Sarita
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8/29/2012 2:08 AM
Well, you cannot control the environment from pests outside which may be why you cannot get rid of the mites. I would bring her inside and treat her again.

User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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8/29/2012 3:21 AM
and don't use bleach... White vinegar or maybe a very diluted mix of borax and lavender oil.
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User is Offline Fredmg77
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8/29/2012 9:32 AM

Alright, I know that pee+bleach is bad so I won't.

But do you usually have to treat again after 2 weeks?


User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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8/29/2012 2:46 PM
Its generally a month but if it was a particularly bad infestation I could understand the vet saying two weeks. He might be hoping that it will also be killing the mites in the area too before they can reinfest, but if they are being picked up outside or coming in on the hay you buy you are going to need to make some changes I.E. Keep your bun in especially in Summer when the mites are at their peak and possibly buy your hay somewhere different for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference.
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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9/02/2012 7:16 PM
Once you get to the source of the mites, Revolution will work wonders. Our cet prescribed right after we found Foo and she was covered in ticks and fleas and one dose, which is half of a normal dose (a one month supply is good for two months for bunnies) cleared things up ina few days. We did do a follow up treatment since we had it, but it wasnt needed because things.were taken care of with the first dose.
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