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  1. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Niome, I'm really sorry to hear about your rabbit who died. Thank you for sharing that difficult experience. I expect to lose Alf before he ever reaches old age. Yes, it's all inbreeding. Unscrupulous people who seek to make money at the expense of sad inbred animals and the people who love...
  2. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Thank you. Yes. I am sceptical by nature but trying to trust Alfies vet. I am wracked by worry about Alfie first, then the cost. She said they don't know how to trim without xrays. So many of my friends have said they wouldn't do all that but when do you just quit on him, just give up? I don't...
  3. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    So Alfie went in for his recheck. Everything looks good. Our usual vet saw him. She says that he has dental disease and all we can do is try to get ahead of the abscesses. She is reccomending a look and trim (that means anesthetic) every 8 weeks. Yikes. And include xrays every second trim. I...
  4. Kellyann

    Red bunny pee!

    Bunnies sometimes pee red, or orange or pinkish. Crazy! Don't panic. I called my vet. My rabbits pee is usually amber colour. Lack of any other symptoms, no solids in the pee (blood), I think you're good.
  5. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Thank you Niomi. That's the kind of feedback that is so valuable. Happy Thanksgiving if you are in Canada, elsewhere in the world, I'm thankful for your support.
  6. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Alfie seems to be recovering, I'm still feeding him 2-3 x day but he is eating a little hay and his regular pellets. I have a new question? The vet wants to do a re-check. I understand that and they have to anesthetize to properly check. But the vet also wants to do another set of 4 xrays. In...
  7. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Behind the couch as usual!
  8. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Thank you. I'll just continue to fill you in because it has helped me so much in the past to read about other members experiences. This am we saw that Alf had eaten all his normal 1 tbsp serving of pellets(put in at bedtime) this after I fed him 20mls of critical care at 4pm and 8pm! We saw him...
  9. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    So Alf is home. He has been in and out of his hay box and seen with a piece or two of hay. Also I fed him C.C. Vet recommended 20 MLS 4 x day to start. I've never given that much, he takes it very well for 15mls. He was prescribed Metochlopramide, and Cisapride for gi movement, Chloramphenicol...
  10. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    My experience with dogs and cats(I'm a vet tech) is that Metacam like all NSAIDS cause stomach upset, think of aspirin. But it also could be the antibiotic. This time she says she will prescribe chloramphenicol and a different pain reliever gabapentin maybe, I've forgotten. I'm picking Alf up...
  11. Kellyann

    Alf coming home from dental 2 teeth extracted.

    Apart from what the vet tells me to do, does anyone have experience with teeth extraction? Antibiotics and metacam tends to make Alf lose his appetite, he has been on them before for a tooth abscess. I told the vet that but she says he needs them. I'm used to feeding critical care. Anything else...
  12. Kellyann

    how to make my bun gain weight

    I eat cooked organic oats that have some quinoa and flaxseed in them. When I first got Alfie I thought it would be ok to give him about 1/2 tsp in the morning with 1/2 a blueberry so we could share breakfast. He quickly became overweight and I had to stop! But for about 4 months(he was a baby)...
  13. Kellyann

    Help please - GI issues, possible infection

    Thanks, I was thinking the same. With a vet tech background it's really hard to stop giving antibiotics even though I feel that he does not have sniffles.
  14. Kellyann

    Help please - GI issues, possible infection

    Unfortunately Alfs reg vet is not available. This vet practice is very good and very busy. You tend to get who you get especially if you go after 7pm as an emergency. I agree that there is unlikely to be an infection. No temp, no lung/hard breathing sounds, no sneezing etc. He nibbled a bit at...
  15. Kellyann

    Help please - GI issues, possible infection

    My little fluffy angora goes thru a motility slow down twice a year at moulting seasons. This year has been the worst. I took him to our vet at night for an emerg visit. I got the usual g.i. motility drugs for 5 days and the vet thought he had a "snotty"nose too. He has always had a yellow...
  16. Kellyann

    Too many treats

    The image of the poop cup is from this am. We clean them up about three times a day. This was suggested by our wonderful rabbit vet as a way of casually monitoring his output and gi each day.
  17. Kellyann

    Too many treats

    Just an update, he was pretty much behaving normally, slept all afternoon. Around 430pm I heard him munching hay and took his "privacy screen" off. He's in our living room.I gave him some dill, his favourite snack and at 5pm his tbsp of Oxbow pellets. He ate those right away but normally he will...
  18. Kellyann

    Found a huge tick on my bunny

    Please dont use alcohol. Call your vet for advise. Did hou get the whole tick out?
  19. Kellyann

    Too many treats

    Clever little Alfie got the lid off his tub of hay and climbed in. Unfortunately we also keep his Oxbow Digestive treats in there too. When I found him he was eating them. I dont know how many he may have had, possibly 10 could be unaccounted, more likely less than that. He normally gets 2 a...
  20. Kellyann

    Recovery

    So today, Christmas, Alf is very quiet. We weighed him and he gained a little. Also he continues to produce about 300-325 poops a day. Our vet suggests we count poops. 300 is normal for Alf. He just hides behind the curtains or chairs. Mind you, Alf is not ever very active but tonight he is very...
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