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Help my Bunny unwell

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by cazarty, Jan 29, 2008.


  1. cazarty

    cazarty PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there, My rabbit is at the vets and is having to stay in overnight. I woke this morning and found Sammy laying down breathing fast and not eating, she usually very active but she didnt move today. My boyfriend has taken her to the vets but dont know hwat is wrong. I know she is in the best place now but im really worried and would like to know if there is anyone woh knows what this could be?
     
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    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    I used to keep rabbits years ago. It could be a number of things but the first thing that springs to mind is bloat. Its a build up of gass in the stomach. One of mine had this and the symptoms sound similar. Best thing is not to worry tho. Like you said the vets is the best place to be.
    Hope all goes well, Im sure it will. :)
     
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    cazarty PetForums Newbie

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    thanks for the reply, i know im prob just being silly and worrying over nothing but its so sad when they get ill. I had only had her a few months when she first got ill with head tilt, she spent a week in the vets then and now she is back again. I only noticed her like it today, she was fine last night when i was playing with her. Im also a bit worried that it maybe something she has been eating as she is a house rabbit and does not live in a cage, she has her own bedroom and so am thinking she may have been eating the carpet or a blanket which may have got tangled in her belly - if this is the case, can this be treated?
     
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    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    If she has eaten something she shouldnt the vet would probably be able to remove it but this would mean surgery.
    The best thing is to wait and see what your vet has to say first.
    Its probably something simple that can easily be treated so donnt worry until you need to!
    Keep me posted and I hope it goes well.
     
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    Hi I give my bun Coco a papaya tablet or 2 once in awhile, I have read that papaya has enzymes that break up and help digestion of any carpet fibers paper etc. that may have gotten into bunny's stomach. (we all know it happens)
    you can order these tablets from Oxbow or just get your bun fresh papaya and give her a bit to munch on, My frenchie Coco loves fresh papaya and the tablets as well, Hope your bun is feeling better.....
     
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  6. If you feel that your rabbit is unwell the first thing to do is seek advice from a vet.
    None of us can see your rabbit so we can only guess as to what the problem is, but a trained vet will be able to put you right rather than guessing
     
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    Tory01 PetForums Senior

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    Madgical-Animals...
    Did you not read what was said,
    ITS AT THE VETS.....:mad::mad::mad:
     
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    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    Chill out! :confused::rolleyes:
     
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  9. Yes I did read what was said, but Tory01 what has it got to do with you that I am dyslectic, the comment was made for the other people that read these threads :D:D

    Somany people put threads on boards but never think about seeking advice from a vet :mad::mad:

    You want to read some of the threads on yahoo, some of the people waite untill thier pets are almost dead before seeking advice from a vet. :confused::confused:
     
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    cazarty PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there thanks for all the replies, Sammy was at the vets and made a full recovery allthough she looks like she has spots of blood. I took her back to vets this week and they have put on her on Baytril and also taken a urine sample they think it could be a cystitis. Sammy is doing really well at the moment.
     
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    cazarty PetForums Newbie

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    PS. with note to the "taking ppets to vets" its always priority on my list, its just that when i find these problems with her, i always like ot post them on here coz other people have had experiances with the same problems so its always nice to hear other peoples comments, and they more than likely turn out correct!!! these forums always put my mind at rest!
     
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  12. Hi glad to hear all is almost well :):) and in a few days your vet should be able to tell you about the results of the urine sample ;)
     
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  13. Well I think I must be extremely lucky as my dogs have only ever had to visit a vet once in 19yrs and the age of my dogs are 18,19 and 21yrs, although they may have to get injections next year if I put them in kennels as I can't take them with me when I go to judge ferrets in Denmark

    As for the ferrets, I have given lectures on them at several veterinary colleges in the past and after living in an area where mixy and the rabbit hemoragic disease was rife none of my rabbits got either, lucky or what?
     
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    Hi, Glad to hear that Sammy is better,
    My bun Coco has a mastitis? cyst on her chest, but I don't want to put her thru the surgery as my vet said she may not make it thru the surgery due to her age I guess? anyway I am treating her at home with neosporin that I rub on the cyst,( Iguess the neosporin draws out the bad stuff) where she can't lick at it but it's near impossible for her NOT to lick it,So if you put neosporin on Sammy's cyst be careful that she doesn't ingest it apply VERY lightly.... keep us posted on her OK?
     
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  15. Has you vet given her anything to easy the pain of the mastitis as this can be very painful for a small animal like a rabbit and it can occur over and over if nothing is done about it.

    In most animals they treat it with Antibiotics.
     
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    cocoboda PetForums Member

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    My Vet's nurse told me about the neosporin, she said it's the bes thing you could use to ease the cyst, but Coco is not in any pain and she eats normally and is otherwise healthy and happy
     
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