Friday, October 31, 2014 Register
 

Forum

BUNNY 911 - If your rabbit hasn't eaten or pooped in 12-24 hours, call a vet immediately!

Don't have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES 

The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

 

LEADERS:  Beka27  BinkyBunny  KokaneeandKahlua LBJ10 LittlePuffyTail  LongEaredLions  MoveDiagonally  RabbitPam   Sarita

 

You must login and be verified to post, reply, and view profiles
Last Post by Ana at 9/02/2008 1:29 PM (17 Replies)
You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.
Printer Friendly
Sort:
Author Messages

User is Offline CowieCow
Golden, CO
42 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:15 AM

So today I had a scare with Cowie. It started last night when I got home from work. She seemed very odd. She spent the whole night in one corner of her cage and refused to come out. She did have her breakfast in the morning, but I noticed she hadn't eaten any hay ALL DAY. They are currently painting our apartment building, so there has been alot of noise and activity the last couple days. Well this morning I was getting ready for work and I went to feed Cowie. She didn't want anything to do with it. And I noticed she still hadn't had any hay and it didn't look like she pooped at all the WHOLE NIGHT! So at this point I'm freaked out. I called out of work and called my vet. Of course they tell me there is no exotic vet on until tuesday. All this and I'm supposed to be leaving for 9 days next wednesday, so I'm very worried about Cowie and about my trip not happening. So anyway I finally get her into another vet a couple hours later and he says healthwise she looks great. She doesn't seem to be impacted, and her belly feels good, a little gas, but otherwise fine. He then asks me if anything is going on at home that might have her stressed out. And then I realize all the noise and excitement from the painters! They powerwashed our building yesterday, which I can only imagine was incredibly loud and scary for a little bunny who is at home all alone. So anyway, he gives me this stuff called Rescue Remedy. It is a natural stress reliever made up of 5 Flower essences. Well he gave her some at the vet. As soon as we got home she started munching again. She hasn't eaten all her breakfast, but some and she started eating her hay agian. So I'm just soooo relieved.

I'm really just telling you all the story to ask if anyone has heard of this stuff or used it themselves? Either for yourself or your skiddish freaked out animals?! I'm going to research the ingredients right now, but I wanted to know what everyone thought about this?!


User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Forum Leader
15739 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:17 AM
i have heard of this but never used it. i'm glad she's back to her normal self!
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline TARM
VA
1281 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:18 AM
I bought some for my dog but it didn't do anything for her. I tried it myself and I didn't notice any calming effect, though I wasn't stressed either...lol

My rabbit rescue sells it. Maybe it works for critters as small as rabbits but not for larger animals.

User is Offline CowieCow
Golden, CO
42 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:33 AM
I wonder if you just need alot more for bigger animals. Either way it seems to be doing wonders for her. I was just looking at the website for this stuff and there is a kind especially for pets that is alcohol free, and what he gave me is not. It says contains 27% alcohol. Should I be worried about this?? Man I'll tell you these animals don't realize how spoiled and well cared for they really are. It makes me sad to think about all the poor animals out there that arent. :o(

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
Forum Leader
11489 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:52 AM
I bought some, I tried it first to ensure it was OK.

I give one drop before a car ride or vet trip. My understanding is it's been used for years and is safe.
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Kokanee & Chuck My Bridge Bunnies-you left paw prints on my heart

User is Offline Sarita
(Dallas)
Forum Leader
18015 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 8:53 AM
Yes, I've used it. I've never used it in water though - I've just dabbed it on them.

User is Offline CowieCow
Golden, CO
42 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 9:00 AM
Ok, well that makes me feel better. She is a very skiddish bunny, any little noise and she freaks, so hopefully this will help her relax and just do her normal stuff, like eat and poop. Thanks guys I feel better already. And I think Cowie does too!

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Forum Leader
15739 posts Send Private Message
8/29/2008 10:43 AM
are you using it everyday, or just as needed? i would maybe reserve it for stressful occasions like KokaneeandKahlua said... can it lose effectiveness if overused? does anyone know?
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
Forum Leader
11489 posts Send Private Message
8/31/2008 7:45 AM
Well apparently you can use it all the time. I actually bought it for Rupert as he was so skittish when we first got him, but didn't end up needing to use it much for that, he promptly became a diva buny anyways and lost the skittishness! But I do believe you can dose frequently Not sure about it losing potentness.
I just use it for car rides etc. now...
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Kokanee & Chuck My Bridge Bunnies-you left paw prints on my heart

User is Offline TARM
VA
1281 posts Send Private Message
8/31/2008 7:50 AM
hmmmm....I wonder if this would work for Thumper....

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Forum Leader
15739 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 3:54 AM
really K&K&R&C?

i might try this for Max. he's still a bit skittish. he loves Mead to death... but we've still not fully bonded with him b/c he's a scaredy bun. he's the only bunny i've ever seen who actually hops cautiously. i wonder if that could help him. where do you get it, just at the vet, or do they have it other places, store, online?
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Balefulregards
Montreal
711 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 4:17 AM
You can often find it at health food type stores, Beka - My Mom used it for us in the 70's and I think it was called "Dr Bach's Rescue Remedy" - but yes, it is distilled herbs and generally quite safe. I used a derivation for my daughter when she was teething and it was awesome.

User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Forum Leader
15739 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 4:25 AM
but then i'd have to get dosage from the vet? is it the same exact thing for people and animals?
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline ScooterandAnnette
Winnipeg, Canada
1078 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 4:53 AM
We picked some up for our cats on the reccomendation of our vet. Well on cat in particular, who hates the car and we knew would drive us nuts during the 14 hour drive for the move. Gave a bit to him and to the dog before we left and the cat - who normally meows like he's got his tail stuck in the door the entire time he's in the car - barely made a sound. He was awake and moving about but seemed calm. And the dog was well behaved the whole time too. One of these days I'm going to try it on myself!
- Annette
Pet Parents to: Aeryn, Tegan, Keelie, and Kiera (bunnies); Harley, Sierra, Ringo and Owen (cats); Dakota (dog). We miss our Rainbow Bunnies: Keiran, Kylie, Reno, Carbun, Kaylee and our boy Bailey.

User is Offline CowieCow
Golden, CO
42 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 10:56 AM
There is a website and you can order the kind for pets, it's alcohol free. www.rescueremedy.com I'm not giving it to her daily, she got some at the vet and he told me just to put 4 drops in her water for the next couple of days to help her chill out. Poor bunny was so stressed that she couldn't eat, poop, or even lay down, it was crazy! So I stopped giving it to her and she is the same old Cowie, we are going on vacation for a week so I'm going to bring it to the boarding place and ask them to put it in her water to keep her calm while we're away. Other than that I won't give it to her except for visits to the vet or if we need to take her in the car somewhere. It does do wonders though I was very surprized.

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
4371 posts Send Private Message
9/01/2008 4:47 PM

I've used Rescue Remedy for a long time during stressful periods for my two, car rides, vet visits and the first couple of days at a bunny sitters house with no problems.  It works great on my two, I put it in the water ahead of time (if I have advance notice) 4 drops in a big crock, otherwise I dose them with a couple of drops driectly in the mouth.  The one without alcohol is perferable but the one with, since you are not administering a lot of it and only a few drops, is O.K. (this is what I was informed of by my vet).  I buy mine from my local health food store.  You can also go to their web site:

http://www.bachflower.com/Pets.htm


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
Forum Leader
11489 posts Send Private Message
9/02/2008 6:23 AM
*snorts* K&K&R&C LOL

I bought mine on ebay, sealed and with packaging, just because it has paypal and is easy for me. You could probably buy it in any natural health product store, and there's a site for it too (as scarlet posted above). I paid decent cheap on ebay, and it was safety sealed when it came so that works It's not like a drug, so you don't get doped up drug results. I think it's just a nice natural stress reliever. We dosed Rupert a little when we first got him and everyone gets a drop for car rides
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Kokanee & Chuck My Bridge Bunnies-you left paw prints on my heart

User is Offline Ana
Seattle, WA
182 posts Send Private Message
9/02/2008 1:29 PM
There is an equivalent for cats: Feliway. I worked with ferals, and we recommended it for some. You plug it in, and only cats can "smell" it. It is like any other plugin, where it is just released constantly. Most of those things are safe, especially made with natural ingredients. If the package doesn't say "Not recommended ofr daily use" I wouldn't worry.
You are not authorized to post a reply or you have not verified your email address.

Crinkle
You agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by using this website.
Copyright 2006-2012 BinkyBunny.com - All Rights Reserved