ACV in water

Apple Cider vinegar is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice. Bacteria and yeasts in the apples produce alcohol from sugars, which is then converted to acetic and malic acids by another fermentation step involving “The Mother”, another bacterial organism. It is acidic, unpalatable and irritant in its concentrated form but harmless when diluted unless […]

Sand and pellets – questions answered

We were recently approached by an owner with a list of questions which we put to our Specialist Vet Adviser, Dr Richard Saunders, and Vet Nurse and Editor of Rabbiting On, Claire Speight. Their answers are below Regarding diet, please remember that it is not possible for one guideline to be suitable for every rabbit […]

Beware of OTC Bloat Treatments

Here at the RWAF we are often asked about over-the-counter (OTC) medications for rabbits with gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating. The two products generally discussed are simethicone and dimethicone and, less commonly, gripe water. Simethicone and dimethicone are types of medication known as surfactants, rather than drugs as such. The way that surfactants work is that […]

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