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.
|Publisher:||Santa Monica Press|
|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
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
Abbreviations and Acronyms 427
Selected Bibliography 438