Rabbits/Maitake

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I have a rabbit who has a tumor near here insteine.
I have read where mushrooms will maybe stop tumor growth.
I have liquid Maitake which is a mushroom extract bought in health food store.
would this hurt my rabbit if I gave here some of this.

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Keith,

Please don't feed your rabbit any of this. Mushrooms are known to be toxic to rabbits.

If you're looking to treat the tumors but are worried about using traditional medical techniques, there are alternative therapies you can look into, though I don't know what's available in your area. If you're set on going with a natural treatment, do some google searches for homeopathic animal centers and see what comes up.

Best of luck!

Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

Publications
http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

Education/Credentials
Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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