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Old 02-22-2017, 01:45 AM   #61
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All I know is that I have had 3 male rabbits neutered at the animal hospital I use and it is quite straight forward. They don't "castrate" them, it is more like a vasectomy; it takes less than an hour. However, when I said I wanted a female to be spayed, it was a much bigger deal. They have to take a blood sample - to see if she can undergo the operation, I have to fill in a form of consent for which I won't hold them responsible if she doesn't make it (not needed with the male rabbits), she has to be in overnight and lastly it is twice the cost. In the end, I decided against it. She had one litter when she was a few months old; she is almost 5 years old now and my 3 males are all neutred and she is fine.
Now that is interesting, I have never heard of a clinic not just straight up castrating a rabbit. Wouldn't the males still be hormonal afterwards? Not to mention the threat of testicular cancer is still a risk?

Not to mention when our rabbits are neutered, they're typically in and out of surgery in 10 minutes or so from what I understand, so it's not like it's a lengthy procedure.

Why would they not have you sign a consent form? Are they not actually putting the rabbits under for the operation?


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Old 02-22-2017, 09:53 AM   #62
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Hi so Iris is still doing good, but I noticed on Tuesday night that she kept closing her eyes and crunching down to rest and before she would spread out, is this normal after a spay, is she in pain?


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Old 02-22-2017, 11:59 AM   #63
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If everything else is normal, a slight change of position is nothing to worry about. Even if she's not really in pain, it's bound to still be a bit uncomfortable especially when pressing on it. I mean, people being operated for the appendicitis or whatever will feel it for at least a week so I doesn't seem weird to me that she's not back to 100% normal after 3-4 days. No infection and eating / pooping means that things are probably healing nicely, so I wouldn't be too concerned.
Do you have a post-op appointment? My vet does it, but some vet don't - I'll admit that I kinda like having the vet giving the 'all clear' statement even if it's a pain to make the trip again.
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I don't have a follow up appointment and it's not really a big deal getting there my vet is super close, I'm feeling a lot better this morning looking at her and seeing her eat and drink and use her litre box and clean herself.
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Iris is back to her old self again and even though I can't let her out for another week she's doing well eating, drinking,pooping, peeing and playing with her fav toys so I'm over the moon happy, thanx to everyone who helped me and gave me advice.


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