How Administer an Enema to Your Rabbit

Dana Krempels, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Miami, FL

This procedure, done properly, can be a lifesaver. The enema can stimulate a static gastrointesinal tract into movement within a few minutes of administration, and can be used alone or in conjunction with GI motility drugs such as cisapride or metoclopramide.

As with any medical procedure on your rabbit, do not try this without consulting your rabbit-savvy veterinarian .

You will need:

For a video tutorial on how to administer a rabbit enema, see:

Narration: Christie Taylor, Ph.D.
Videography and Editing:: Brent Dressler
Starring: The Furry Tummy and Anus of Zuma and The Tie Dye of Dana

Step-by-step instructions:

A few extra pointers: