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Medical Lesson From Rabbits

Back in the days when there was little to no awareness of proper rabbit dietary needs and limited availability of products available in the local market, rabbit owners depended a lot on information shared online especially in the online forums. The most common problem that I faced in the rabbitry back then was rabbits going off feed due to contaminated or stale rabbit feed. Going off feed caused their stomachs to bloat due to the build up of bad bacteria in the gut. During such incidents, I have administered a human medication called Zellox II. Zellox II contains an active ingredient called Simethicone which helps as an anti-foaming agent. Although rabbits are not known to burp (not sure if they can fart), it helps relieving the pain caused by gas. In order for them to recover, we need to help them get their gut flora back into a good balance and help them increase the good bacteria as well.

Humans too suffer from gastrointestinal issues such as reflux and bloat due to various reasons. With the experience obtained raising rabbits through such issues usually helps in understanding the reason behind the medication prescribed by the doctors.

Whenever one experiences gastrointestinal problem, the doctor will usually avoid prescribing antibiotics and we all know why…

Do you know why?

Whatever the answer, I am glad that I have not encounter such problems anymore in my rabbits.

Genesis Ultra Premium Rabbit Feed keeps my rabbits healthy and happy. And for me, it is so convenient and hassle free.

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