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Can you get leptospirosis from a pet bunny rabbit?

Can you get leptospirosis from a pet bunny rabbit?

Highly unlikely-: Other infections such as franciscella tularensis (tularemia) potentially, yes- but not leptospirosis from petting a bunny. However, if you are the one responsible for cleaning up rodent feces and urine, you could get it if the bunny is infected and one were to inhale dtried particles of its feces or urine. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Mermel
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Leptospirosis (Definition)

A severe infection that is caused by a specific bacteria. It usually occurs in warmer climates, and the bacteria may be found in fresh water that is ...Read more


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We have a new bunny in the house , can we get leptospirosis from it?

We have a new bunny in the house , can we get leptospirosis from it?

Possibly: Vaccination of domestic animals against leptospirosis provides significant protection, but is not effective in all animals. Some immunized animals become infected and excrete the bacteria in their urine. Most cases occur in the tropics. Maybe your veterinarian can tell you more. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hives from simply holding a new pet rabbit?

Is it possible to get hives from simply holding a new pet rabbit?

Yes: Hives with direct skin contact is called "contact urticaria." this can occur with holding nearly any furry pet including rabbits. Other associated symptoms could be itchy watery red eye, runny, stuffy nose, sneezing and coughing. An allergist could confirm with testing if rabbit allergy is present, but it sure sounds likely. ...Read more

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Can i get scabies from my pet rabbit ?

Can i get scabies from my pet rabbit ?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. ...Read more

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If I caught e.cuniculi from my pet rabbit, would I be able to get treatment to rid myself of the parasitic disease? I am a worried pet owner..

If I caught e.cuniculi from my pet rabbit, would I be able to get treatment to rid myself of the parasitic disease? I am a worried pet owner..

Yes, tx is available: First you can catch E. Cunic. from your rabbits, especially by coming into contact with their urine. About 20% of rabbits in the US have this parasite and it is transmittable to humans. The treatment involved antifungal topicals and, if the disease if systemic, Albendazole is necessary. Fortunately, the parasite is detectable by blood assay. ...Read more

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Can i get scabies from pet?My rabbit have scabies he started the treatment but i itch my skin and i've got pimbles do I have scabies from my rabbit?

Can i get scabies from pet?My rabbit have scabies he started the treatment but i itch my skin and i've got pimbles do I have scabies from my rabbit?

Scabies: Scabies mites that live on pets are different from the ones found on humans. But, mites on pets may be transmitted to you from an infested pet. They can burrow under your skin resulting in itching. This type of mite will not reproduce on you ; should die within several days. You won't require medication but your animal needs to be treated. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with. ...Read more

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I touched my friend's pet bunny at her dorm.I put my backpack there.Bunny is running everywhere.Do i get any disease eg.Ticks and bacteria? No bite.

I touched my friend's pet bunny at her dorm.I put my backpack there.Bunny is running everywhere.Do i get any disease eg.Ticks and bacteria? No bite.

Unlikely: Hard to know whether this pet bunny has been carrying anything, but there are a variety of organisms that can be transmitted from rabbits to people. Touching them is usually fairly benign and unless you are developing symptoms would ignore the small risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of really bad rabbit scratches? What product can I buy that isn't expensive?

How can I get rid of really bad rabbit scratches? What product can I buy that isn't expensive?

Rabbit Scratches: Rabbit fever"tularemia" has the following symptoms:fever, chills, headaches, diarrhea aches, dry cough. See a dr if you have these. Most wounds may be cared for at home. Superficial abrasions and lacerations can be cleaned, an antibacterial ointment applied, and then covered with a band-aid or light bandage. ...Read more

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Hello...My pet rabbit just scratched my arm with his paws...its bleeding a little.. What should I do now??? Thanks so much!

Hello...My pet rabbit just scratched my arm with his paws...its bleeding a little.. What should I do now??? Thanks so much!

Soap and water: Apply pressure to stop bleeding (at least 10 minutes). Clean with mild soap and warm water and use bacitracin and cover with a bandaid. Clean and reapply bacitracin and bandaid daily till healed. If your tetantus is not up to date, get a booster. If redness, red streaks, warmth, or increased, see your doctor as soon as possible. Don't use peroxide, betadine, alcohol - these are tissue-toxic. ...Read more

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Bitten by my pet rabbit 8-9 days ago and he's not eating and is lethargic, getting my rabies shot today but any chance of him having rabies? SCARED!

Bitten by my pet rabbit 8-9 days ago and he's not eating and is lethargic, getting my rabies shot today but any chance of him having rabies? SCARED!

Rabbit rabies: If he is truly a domestic rabbit and has been raised in a house since birth, it is very unlikely he has rabies. If he ever has been a "free range" rabbit, then thee is a slim but real possibility. You are doing the right thing getting started with the shots, but if he's really a pet, I doubt it. ...Read more

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Bitten by my rabbit 7-8 days ago hes not eating and acting lethargic, getting my shots today there were mice in our house can he get rabies from them?

Bitten by my rabbit 7-8 days ago hes not eating and acting lethargic, getting my shots today there were mice in our house can he get rabies from them?

Rabies/MICE: Small rodents, including mice, have rarely been associated with rabies and thee have been no documented cases of transmission to humans from a mouse bite. If the rabbit is being monitored by a qualified vet, you should be okay to watch the rabbit for the 10 days to see if it becomes symptomatic. Alternatively, the rabbit could be put down and examined to se if it was infected, but very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my pet rabbit transmitted the encephalitozoon cuniculi parasite to me? I am having strange small hair like things come out of me

Is it possible that my pet rabbit transmitted the encephalitozoon cuniculi parasite to me?  I am having strange small hair like things come out of me

Time to ask the vet: If the rabbit is not infected, then the owner can't catch it from the rabbit. The owner can ask the vet about the rabbit's condition. The parasite is "zoonotic", meaning it mainly infects animals but can infect humans. The disease in humans is called microsporidiosis, which can occur in people with normal immune systems, but it is very uncommon. Patients with poor immune systems are susceptible. ...Read more

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Got bitten by my pet rabbit on fingers and he licked all over my fingers. 10 mins later i rubbed my eyes with that finger got shot 2 hours am i safe?

Got bitten by my pet rabbit on fingers and he licked all over my fingers. 10 mins later i rubbed my eyes with that finger got shot 2 hours am i safe?

What shot did u get?: domestic animals are relatively safe, and my bunny bites and scratches me all the time. just wash you eye out with saline, if any discharge appears see doctor ...Read more