Last Post by jerseygirl at 9/03/2012 9:10 AM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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8/31/2012 2:44 PM

I know this has been suggested to put on sore hocks, but I am wondering what the verdict is? Anyone tried this? Liked it? The consensus is this is safe?


I picked some up and prep H (the pharmacist took my story of a rabbit with a sore hock to mean I was too embarrassed to discuss my hemorrhoids with her ) because Ruperts 'hock' where his gimpy leg makes contact is now looking like it might open soon, so I really want to nip this in the butt (pun intended)


So any advice on the bag balm ? Yes no?

User is Offline MimzMum
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8/31/2012 10:52 PM
I used bag balm for Mimzy's urine scald but found regular neosporin ointment without pain relief worked best.
Healing vibes for Rupert. How old is he now?

User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/01/2012 12:58 AM
I only bought Bag Balm in the first place because it was highly recommended here. It is supposed to be quite safe (Neosporin is, too, Must be similar.) and effective. I've only used it on my own heels, and it worked very well. I wouldn't hesitate to use it on sore hocks, since that was what it was recommended for, and was originally designed as a medication for animals. If a cow udder is safe for a nursing calf, I think you don't need to worry. I keep some in the house always now.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/01/2012 1:59 AM
I've used it for sore hocks. I put it on and then watched bunny for about a half hour to make sure they didn't lick it off while fresh. I didn't find it helped a whole lot but it's definitely worth a try. My vet gave me something called DermaGel which seemed to be more effective.

Is Rupert free roam?
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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9/02/2012 7:37 AM
Thanks! It's looking a lot better with the prep H, but I think I'll try the bag balm too-

Mimz-I think in January I'll have had him for five years and he was an adult when I adopted him, so he's getting on in age! Kahlua turned five in July-wowza!

Puffy-nope not free roam, they have a run only right now, while I wait for completion of the condo, that will then attach to the run; I have those puzzle pieces down, then carpet and he has a one inch foam bed-the floor is very soft so there should be no pressure, but maybe going through a big molt is affecting his nutrition status? I know protein has a lot to do with skin integrity and shedding so maybe there is a connection between the shedding and food callus acting up? I'll have to ask my vet about the dermagel! Thanks

Thanks everyone!! I know it's recommended but still I feel better asking and hearing about your experiences before trying it

User is Offline TBpony414
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9/02/2012 4:01 PM
LPT - Dermagel is awesome, I use it on my horse all the time and it works like a charm. I had no idea it was safe for rabbits, too!

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/03/2012 9:10 AM
Lesley, could it be that the carpet is abrasive too?

That's interesting about molting and their skin. It makes sense.
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