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Beaphar Fly Guard gives continued protection against fly strike for up to 3 months. Fly strike is particularly nasty condition that can affect rabbits with damp or dirty fur. Green Bottles lay their eggs in the fur, where they hatch into larvae and migrate down into the skin. Following their moult the larvae then start to eat their way into the body tissue. Not only does this cause distress and discomfort to the rabbit, it can also cause blood-poisoning, which can in some cases be fatal. Beaphar Fly Guard is an Veterinary preparation containing an insect growth regulator which gives protection against fly strike for up to 3 months. One bottle is sufficient to treat up to 5 rabbits.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Beaphar Rabbit Fly Guard, including answers from our team.
How is this product applied to the rabbit?
This product is a spray, the doing guidelines are below:
Weigh your pet carefully before application and use the following table to calculate the correct dose.
Rabbits and guinea pigs weighing 0.5–1kg: 5 pumps
Rabbits and guinea pigs weighing 1–1.5kg: 7 pumps
Rabbits and guinea pigs weighing 1.5–3kg: 9 pumps
Rabbits and guinea pigs weighing >3kg: 15 pumps
1. Ensure your guinea pig or rabbit is clean and dry.
2. Spray your pet from the middle of their back to the tip of their tail, from a distance of approximately 15cm.
It is recommended to start treating your rabbit or guinea pig in early summer, before flies are seen.
For continuous protection, reapply Beaphar Fly Guard every three months.
For Beaphar Fly Guard to be effective it is essential to ensure you remove any faeces from your rabbit or guinea pig’s bottom
area before applying. To do this, carefully soak the affected area in a warm water solution and use an appropriate pet
shampoo, such as Beaphar Guinea Pig and Rabbit Shampoo, to assist this process. Do not use human shampoo on your pet
as this could irritate you their skin.
Hutch hygiene is essential to reduce flies being attracted to your pet and their hutch. It is important to ensure you remove
all soiled bedding at least once each week, and disinfect with a suitable product, such as Beaphar Deep Clean Disinfectant.
During the summer months it may be necessary to remove any soiled bedding daily.
Is this safe to use in the winter months?
Or is it only intended for the summer months?
Also how many sprays per rabbit?
It is safe to repeat this treatment every 3 months (throughout winter if required). Please see instructions for use below:
Remove any faeces attached to the fur or skin before treatment and ensure cages or hutches are free from attractive, smelly bedding material. In order to work out the necessary dosage rate, you first need to weigh the animal. Then follow the dosage rate table below:
Spray from a distance of approximately 15cm. Spray onto the animal’s rear end, from the middle of the back to the tip of the tail.