I have a baby bunny with wet tail help?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by blackeagle, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. blackeagle

    blackeagle In the Brooder

    Dec 2, 2010
    Panama City,Florida
    My baby bunny rabbit has wet tail infection and I've been giving him the medicine called dri tail.But it is still got white jelly stuff coming out from his butt.Does anyone out here know a home remedy that i can give him to make him better to go along with the medicine I'm giving him now?By the way answers from experts on rabbits and this topic is needed not kids trying to think of something.Cause i really don't want to kill my baby rabbit by giving him something that ain't really for that thanks.
  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    How old is your bunny? I'm not sure what "wet tail" is..is it like the runs? I hope someone can help. Good luck.
  3. Catz1611

    Catz1611 In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2010
    Fredericksburg VA.
    Sorry to hear about your bun! [​IMG]

    If that were my rabbit, I would take him to a vet tomorrow because there could be an underlying problem causing the wet tail. and I say that because you said it still has the condition even after giving the dri tail.

    my experience with rabbits has been that they are really delicate animals and once sick go down pretty quickly.

    I sure hope your bunny gets better..[​IMG]
  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    Is there puss coming out of it, like an abcess?
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    wet tail is to wide of a description, what r u seeing? r u finding mucus on/hanging out of its bum and in the cage? is it diareah or just smooshie poop? if so on the mucus(looks like slimey vacileen-sp) it most likely is from Mucoid Enteropathy. is it eating and drinking ok? how long has it been sick and how old is it? what breed? we need more details/sign/symptoms if it has any kind of mucus or diareah it needs imediate actions taken to stop it cuz rabbits can't go untreated for it and will rappidly go down hill fast. if not caught quick enough sometimes u can't stop it. post any info u can and we will all try to help u but since we r not seeing bunny we need ur help to identify what is going on with it.
  6. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

    Dec 15, 2009
    Central NY
    blackeagle keep your comments on here so people can learn from questions you ask. It helps to reference.

    I have not heard of the term "wet tail" before. However, if what you are describing is an abscess there is something you can do yourself.

    Get a helper to hold the bunny.

    Clean the area with medical disinfectant.

    If it is already oozing, you don't need to "pop" it. Use a clean cotton ball and push the puss out.

    Wash the wound and surrounding area again with the disinfectant.

    Apply an atibiotic ointment to the wound. You can use Neosporin.

    Don't bandage the wound. The rabbit will likely eat it off.

    Check the wound daily and apply more ointment when needed.

    This should help.

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