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

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

by Lucile C Moore, Kathy Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595800312
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 lives on ten acres outside Kanab, Utah, among a host of jackrabbits and cottontails.

Kathy Smith is the author of Rabbit Health in the 21st Century , which she wrote after losing her beloved rabbit, Smokey, to cancer. The medical challenges of another very special bunny, Murray, led Kathy to begin using alternative treatments in conjunction with traditional veterinary care.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     8
Preface     9
Introduction: Mr. Tim: An Introduction to Special Needs and Special Care     14
Traditional Healing Methods
Basic Care I   Lucile C. Moore     20
Basic Care II   Lucile C. Moore     46
Digestive Ailments   Lucile C. Moore     73
Infections and Infestations   Lucile C. Moore     112
Sprains, Dislocations, Fractures, and Pododermatitis   Lucile C. Moore     141
Coping with Paresis and Paralysis in Your Rabbit   Lucile C. Moore     158
Dental Disorders   Lucile C. Moore     185
Other Illnesses and Conditions Requiring Special Care   Lucile C. Moore     199
Elderbuns   Lucile C. Moore     240
Triage for Large-Scale Rescues   Lucile C. Moore   Debby Widolf   Shelley Thayer   Sandi Ackerman     261
Alternative Healing Methods
An Introduction to Alternative Treatments   Kathy Smith     280
Interspecies Communication   Kathy Smith     283
Energy Medicine   Kathy Smith     299
Acupuncture and Chiropractic   Lucile C. Moore     321
HealingThrough Touch   Lucile C. Moore     332
Alternative Systemic Treatments   Kathy Smith     348
Epilogue: Death and Recovery from Grief   Lucile C. Moore     370
Tables of Selected Medications Used to Treat Rabbits   Lucile C. Moore   Kathy Smith     397
Rabbit Vital Signs   Kathy Smith   Noella Allan, DVM     414
Traditional Resources for Rabbit Caregivers   Lucile C. Moore   Kathy Smith     416
Alternative Treatment Resources for Rabbit Caregivers   Lucile C. Moore   Kathy Smith     422
Glossary     425
Abbreviations and Acronyms     427
Contributors     428
Selected Bibliography     438
Index     443

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