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Help!! Bunny paw!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Georgia2394, Jul 15, 2019.


  1. Georgia2394

    Georgia2394 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there,

    I’ve been to the vets multiple times and asked another vet’s opinion but no one knows what’s wrong with my buns front paw. The bottom pads have become swollen and red and lost all the fur, it’s now starting on the other front paw. He’s eating and running around fine, he won’t put weight on it when he’s sat and it hurts him when we try and look at it. He’s been on anti-inflammatories and been using hippie scrub and a barrier ointment (which he just licks off despite my efforts). But none of that has worked. Any ideas?? Please!
     
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    has he been walking on a hot surface, or maybe he could be allergic to something hes been walking on?
     
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    No hot surfaces, I did think maybe it was an allergy and I’m even getting the carpets cleaned with just water to flush them through but the vet said that there’s no such thing as a rabbit antihistamine or anything they can do for allergies.
     
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    maybe you could try some herbal treatment, or see if there is any human creams you could apply to his paws that may help
     
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    What are you using on the floor of his cage? Maybe replace with something else and see if it heals after a couple of weeks?
     
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    He doesn’t have a cage, he just lives in my room. The only difference I can think of is that we moved house and the carpet is wool....can rabbis be allergic to wool?!
     
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    Not necessarily allergic but some carpets can be surprisingly abrasive. Can you pop some other options for him to sit on? Maybe confine him to an area with lots of fleecey vet bed for a while and see if that helps.
     
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    It’s so strange, his front paws have completely healed and all the fur has grown back, as if nothing was ever wrong. However one of his back legs has shed all its fur, half of his red raw and the other half his just furless but the skin is fine. We’ve been to the vets so many times but they have no idea. He’s on the softest blankets and fleeces possible. It’s just so strange that the front ones are now better but the back ones have gotten bad!
     
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