Administering medication to a rabbit can be difficult. Rabbits usually don't enjoy being restrained and don't take medication willingly. Medications should be given quickly and safely to reduce stress and anxiety.
Draw up the prescribed amount of medication in a syringe or eyedropper. First try to see if the rabbit willingly takes the liquid medication from the eye dropper. If not, proceed with the next steps.
Hold the head and neck of the rabbit with one hand.
Use the other hand to inset the tip of the syringe or eyedropper just behind the front teeth.
The rabbit will usually open his/her mouth trying to remove the syringe.
While the rabbit is chewing at the syringe or eyedropper, slowly administer the medication.
Tablets are very difficult to give to rabbits. Consider obtaining a pill crusher at a local pharmacy.
Crush the medication using a pill crusher or other method.
Once the medication is in powder form, mix the medicine with a small amount of flavored Sustacal or Ensure.
About 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) of flavored diet supplement should be enough.
After mixing the powdered medication with the supplement, follow the instructions for administering liquid form medication.