When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care: Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods

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Santa Monica Press, 2008 - Medical - 452 pages
When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care is an illustrated guide to the care and behavior of rabbits with special needs. The book provides information on topics as diverse as how to administer subcutaneous fluids to a rabbit and how sounds and color help promote healing.

Quotes from top rabbit veterinarians and alternative healing practitioners from across the country are included, as are useful tips from rabbit owners who have had experience in dealing with particular medical conditions. The text is illustrated with both photographs and drawings, making it easy for readers to follow.

Authors Lucile C. Moore and Kathy Smith provide pet owners with special-needs rabbits with information on basic care, pain control, digestive system problems, chronic illnesses, physically challenged rabbits, progressive disabilities causing mobility problems, dental care, elderbuns, and emotional issues.

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I liked this one so much that I gave it as a gift to my bunny vet and to the director of our bunny rescue. The section on abscesses was especially helpful. This is a permanent reference that youll want to refer to again and again. I was thrilled to find it on sale at Overstock. Read full review

When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care: Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods

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Full of helpful information for rabbit owners whose pets are ill, injured, or in need of extra help, Moore (A House Rabbit Primer) and Smith's (Rabbit Health in the 21st Century) guide is unique for ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)


Lucile C. Moore, PhD, is the author of a House Rabbit Primer and numerous articles on the history, folklore, and care of rabbits. In the course of her combined professional and personal lives she has cared for over 750 domestic rabbits of various breeds, and currently shares her home with fourteen house rabbits. She has dedicated herself to improving the lives of companion rabbits, but her love of animals is not limited to that species. Lucile has also served as a wildlife behavior consultant and fosters a neutered/spayed colony of feral cats. She lives on ten acres outside Kanab, Utah, among a host of jackrabbits and cottontails. Kathy Smith has had a passion for rabbits since childhood. After losing a beloved rabbit to cancer in 1998, Kathy wrote Rabbit Health in the 21st Century, combining her pharmaceutical industry experience with what she had learned about rabbits during Smokey's life. The medical challenges of another very special bunny, Murray, led Kathy to begin using alternative treatments in conjunction with traditional veterinary care. In her second book, King Murray's Royal Tail, Kathy tells the story of how an abandoned Easter Bunny named Murray completely changed her life. Kathy and her husband George have shared their Kansas City, MO home with rabbits since 1984.

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