Question Lots of people are using panacur 100 diluted in water to treat rabbits via there drinking water but don't actually say what dillution quantities to use. can you tell me please.Thanks in advance
Answer Dear Kirstin,
The fact that lots of people are putting Panacur/fenbendazole in rabbits' drinking water does not make it a good idea. In fact, it is a TERRIBLE idea. Not only will this likely discourage the rabbits from drinking their water, but it also makes it impossible to give an accurate dose. This has the potential for either overdosing or underdosing, with the latter fostering selection of medication-resistant pathogens.
Never, never, EVER put any type of medication in your companion animals' drinking water. It is an unsafe and terrible practice.
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