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Asthmatic rabbit

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by kathryn773, May 15, 2010.


  1. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

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    One of my buns has been unwell for a few weeks, first noticed by a dramatic loss of weight.
    After much research, blood tests, xray and finally heart scan the conclusion is, he is asthmatic. (no idea what has triggered it)
    He started the inhalers last night, using a spacer very similar to one would use for a child.
    I am so glad I didnt stop fighting for him, he never stopped eating, drinking and the other throughout it all. He even put weight on after a GA!
    I admit, there were times his breathing seemed so laboured I felt I was being unfair to him prolonging suffering. but he wasnt giving up so I couldnt.

    I am also a user of another rabbit forum, so the finer ups and downs are there, I just felt this information may be of use to someone on here, as my bun is, so far, quite unusual, (the only other one to be found so far, is also a member of the other rabbit forum)
     
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    Wow never heard of this before lol
    Well done for getting him through it x
     
  3. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

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    no, neither had the heart specialist, who was familiar with feline asthma!
     
  4. B3rnie

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    Oh wow, you learn something new everyday. So can I ask what were the syptoms that you picked up on first?
     
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    happysaz133 PetForums VIP

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    Wow that is unusual! So many people would have givem up sooner than you, good for you helping him.
     
  6. kathryn773

    kathryn773 PetForums VIP

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    When he breathed it just wasnt smooth, it is as tho he has to push the breath out. It has been a process of elimination, and, maybe this isnt going to be the cure, but I pray it is and gives Marble some rest.
    Given to that, the heart specialist noticed his gums and nose flesh was blue when stressed with the heart scan trauma, therefore a lack of oxygen getting into him. The scan showed a perfect heart.
     
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    wow i would never have imagined this to be possible, it would be interesting to know if it was down to his genetics, smaller air ways etc or something new in his environment? can you trace any of his siblings at all? does he live indoors or out? could something like paint fumes or new washing powder triggered it?
     
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