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OMG Stupid Vets!!!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by miss-freak-of-nature, Aug 2, 2009.


  1. miss-freak-of-nature

    miss-freak-of-nature PetForums Member

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    I came home on Thursday, and my mom said she did not feed the rabbits because she knew I was coming home, so as I do I ran out to see my bunnies, first I fed Sweap, and then I sorted Darla and her 7 babies out, reaching for Darla's food bowl, I noticed one of the babie bunnys was dragging its foot behind it, it was pepper my dads rabbit, I grabbed Pepper and ran inside asking dad to run me to the vets, we got to the vets, and after a 30min wait, we got to see the vet, ' Pepper had been attacked by either her mom or her siblings' she explained ' and has a cut right down to the bone', dad orderd for some x-rays and the vet did say there and then the future was not looking good for this little girl, We rushed her to the bigger vets near us for the x-rays and left Pepper with them and went home to wait for the phone call.

    The phone rang later that night saying, there was trauma to her hip but no sign of a break,and she had no blood supply to her foot, we decided we wanted to be with her when she was pts, so we got told to collect her, and then take her to the smaller vets that is nearer to us, which we took her to first, and have her pts the next day.


    we had her out later that night for a last run around, and we noticed she was full of beans and trying to move her foot, so we put a bandage on her leg and tied it up so she can't drag it, and in the morning, we washed her leg to see how it was and I caught a bit of skin with the cotten bud I was using and it started bleeding, also in the sink that I filled up with water cause she was a bit of a mess on her bottom end, she was applying pressure to it while my hand was underneath her cleaning her belly, We got her out the sink and put her down on the floor, and she started hopping on her foot then started dragging it again, but that was proberlly because it was a bit to sore to put to much pressure on.

    Now it is Sunday with daily swimming lessons for her to move her foot, cause we found out swimming is a good exercise for her and her leg, a bruise has formed her foot is still warm and flesh is pink so of course there is a blood supply stupid vets and her cut is now healing over very nicely, she has started lifting her bad foot to clean it, she also now speads her toes to clean in between her toes, so with a bit of tlc and bandage changed 3 times a day, she is slowing starting to hop on her foot again but only very so often as it still is a little sore, so if the vet could actually be bothered to look at her properlly they would see she still had a blood supply and they could of helped her there and then.

    She is now doing well, and thank god I never listened to the vet. we are going back to the vets when she is hoping again and show them that something could of been done, they just could not be bothered.
     
  2. emzybabe

    emzybabe PetForums VIP

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    bloody hell they really do annoy me with their half assed assessments, I really hope she pulls through how old is she now? have u got any antibiotics, pain relief, or any good bacteria for her? are u keeping her separate now? straw can get stuck in their wounds so shes best on towels paper etc

    good luck pepper!!
     
  3. miss-freak-of-nature

    miss-freak-of-nature PetForums Member

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    Well, she is 6 weeks old on Tuesday, thats why my mom thinks the vet said she had no chance because of her age, but surely it would be better if they treated a young rabbit, becuse they still have plenty of growing to do.

    My mom use to breed cats, and when 1 of her kittens use to cut itself she use to use cold tea or salt water so that is what I am doing to the bunny and it is going really well, like it does on humans.

    She is sat a black plastic bag with newspaper over the top due to not being litter trained and being kept indoors, even though we do bring her sister Gizmo into play with Pepper everyday for 30mins.
     
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    B####y hell stupid vets! id be making a serious complaint! u could have lost ur lil girl due to their negligance(sp) i think she may need some antibiotics so might be worth going to a diff vet explaining everything and seeing if she needs anything but sounds like ur doing a good job, god id be soo angry with the vet!
     
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    Thats awful vets are stupid some times so pleased shes doing well it would have been such a shame is she had been pts so early in her life and well done you for your commement to your bunny. x
     
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    crofty PetForums VIP

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    Unfortunately some vets dont ahve a clue when it comes to rabbits or dont treat them the same as a cat/dog. Change your vet id say, mine are brilliant with buns they are very hard to find.
     
  7. miss-freak-of-nature

    miss-freak-of-nature PetForums Member

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    Thats a problem with us, the next vets nearest to us is 5 miles away and none of us drive except dad and it is hard to get a hold of him with his job, we was just lucky on Thursday that he was at home.
     
  8. emzybabe

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    6 weeks is a good age tho, in the wild bunnies would be kicked out of the nest at 4 weeks because they mum would be about to pop again, she has a very high change of surviving i would say touch wood! aslong as shes eating well and keeps moving she should be fine. look out for tell tell signs of her going down hill tho like teeth grinding and sitting in the corner swaying and not eating. the salt sound like a good idea to help the wound heal quicker, its a shame they couldnt put a stitch in for her.

    I would also call as many vets as u can travel 2 and find one that actually knows something about rabbits. :mad:
     
  9. emzybabe

    emzybabe PetForums VIP

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    also if anyones a member of the rabbit welfare association they apparently have a members only rabbit vet list, I think in this case it would be really worth letting a few numbers slip
     
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    Awww, I am so glad that the little one is fighting hard. Hope her wee leg starts taking weight soon.
    Jacqui x x
     
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    Someone did a thread recently that was very similar to this only it was a Guinea pig and not a rabbit, the guinea pig recovered fully. Well done for trusting your instincts.
     
  12. miss-freak-of-nature

    miss-freak-of-nature PetForums Member

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    Just to up date everyone, we found a vets in Birmingham that specialise in small animals like rabbits, so we took Pepper over there, all they said to us was we are doing a great job and keep doing what we are doing and she will make a full recovery.

    She is now hopping on her bad foot, and not dragging it anymore, she has also had her bandages taken off for the scab to dry up.

    So Pepper has made a almost full recovery just waiting for the scab to dry up and eventually go away.

    Amazing what a load of TLC does :D
     
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    well done for not giving up on her.
    we must see more pics tho :D
     
  14. emzybabe

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    awwww i think pepper is a keeper :) what a little fighter
     
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