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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bitten by my rabbit 7-8 days ago he's 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
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
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
My pet rabbit scratched my arm with its nails while washing it. Didn't bleed much. Cleaned it wth Svalon put soframicin. What should I do now?? Tetanus??
Rabbit: Rabbits generally do not carry tetanus, however it would not be a bad idea if your last tetanus vaccine was in the last 10 years to get another one. ...Read more
Rabies vaccine side effects? Got my shot yesterday now I feel nauseous is it normal? Bitten by my pet rabbit; he's still alive.
Rabbit bite: For a rabbit bite to cause rabies would be extremely unusual. Dogs cause 99% of human rabies and I have never seen a case report in the literature of rabies from a rabbit. Hopefully the bite wound is OK- that might be causing the nausea if u have a low grade infection there. Only a few percent of people will get nausea from a rabies vaccine. Hope doc will check you bite wound soon. ...Read more
Can I have a pet bunny if I have blepharitis and seborreic dermatitis? Or will an animal make those things worse
An allergist: Can test you if you are concerned about a possible allergy to rabbits. ...Read more
Allergic to rabbit? I just got a bunny and shortly after I broke out in hives. I have no breathing problems and my hands and face are not effected. I have never had a problem with rabbits before, but could it be the bunnie? And do I need to go see a docto
As many other things can cause hives, this may well be a true allergic reaction to the rabbit or just coincidental. If the problem continues for over 6 weeks or gets more severe despite taking antihistamine, consult an allergist.
If you have hives only when exposed to the rabbit, you should get rid of it. ...Read more
Perhaps, but who: Cares if it might seem odd to others. If it makes the 24 year old person happy - go for it. ...Read more
It is possible.: Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know when you last had one or if the wound is dirty & it has been more than 5 years since last shot. ...Read more
I think I have hemmaroids and I am struggling to go to the toilet its a rabbit dropping covered in a fleshy substance is this normal, thanks?
Hemorrhoids -const: This is not normal, but constipation problems are common. Try increasing your diet with lots of whole fruits and vegetables and drink more water. Try adding fiber e.g. Metamucil daily (see package for dose). You should see your doctor concerning hemorrhoids and fleshy substance around stools. ...Read more
Theoretically yes: Yes, unless you eat live rabbits as well. ...Read more
Tularemia: Tularemia is a relatively rare disease but it can be transmitted from handling a sick or a dead rabbit that is infected. ...Read more
Yes see a MD now: Depending on the severity of the bite, if it broke the skin and has possibly damaged any structures, you should see a doctor. Bites on certain sites on the body are more dangerous. Wash the bite site with soap and water and keep clean. Watch the wound, if it develops the cardinal signs of infection, warmth, swelling, pain, or has any drainage, you need to seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
De-flea: De-flea the rabbit. Wash clothing in hot water. ...Read more
Symptoms, tests: Animal danders r strong triggers for allergy symptoms. If a child is allergic to animal dander, she/he may sneeze, wheeze, cough, develop hives or itchy eyes when he/she pets the animal, or even be in the same room with the animal. You can confirm the allergy be doing allergy testing w an allergist. ...Read more