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    Hair buster

    The hair buster is expensive and initially I thought it was wasted money because Simba hated it and wouldn’t let me use it, but with patience he’s accepted it once a day and now it’s a game changer for us. he has to be in the right mood because it pulls and tugs the hair a bit, but since we got...
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    thoughts on lennon the bunny

    I don't think anyone should ever 'get rid' of their rabbits, but to be honest fewer people buying rabbits is probably a good thing, unless they're fully educated and prepared to make changes and sacrifices to accomot a rabbit, and not just initially but over a period of many years. I'm not...
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    Help! What is this in Simba's poo? (Graphic?)

    I sent the photos and a video to the vet and they said that it's mucous, which is really weird as it doesn't look like it! Since those photos though Simba's poos and appetite have improved, and he's looking much happier. Another close call!
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    Help! What is this in Simba's poo? (Graphic?)

    Hoping somebody cnñan help as I'm at a loss. Simba has had a horrible bout of stasis or bloat over the last 36 hours, and this morning, after intensive feeding and treatment at home, he started pooing again, but the first ones were horrible with what looks like colon lining or something. It was...
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    Floppy paralysed foot - Help and advice Please!!

    Thank you, well it's become another example of Simba's remarkable powers of recovery. After about 2 weeks we noticed he was hoping around perfectly well and even running to get his treats, but he still couldnt lift his foot up to scratch his ears. It's now over 3 weeks since his problem and he...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    Sounds like you're on top of things! Two things I'd be concerned about are making sure the tooth roots don't get too long and grow backwards I to the skull, that can be achieved by keeping the teeth short either by having the vet grind them down, or by Dutchess' eating a good quantity of hay...
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    Floppy paralysed foot - Help and advice Please!!

    I don't think it's arthritis as it came on very suddenly when he was in the care of the hospital for a few days with a very bad case of GI stasis. I'm beginning to suspect that something happened while he was there which caused him an injury. He's just about 3, so that would be very early for...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    For reference, this is how poor Simba's first x-rays looked. You can see how messed up his teeth are, and how they were growing into his eye socket and down into his jaw. The prognosis was very negative at first but over 2 years later he's still with us and as bossy as ever!
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    Basically Simba's problem was misaligned teeth due to a genetic abnormality, which is quite common in lionheads due to their breeding for short cute faces. At first his eye was bulging out which is how we discovered the problem and since then he's had all his upper molars removed, leaving the...
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    Floppy paralysed foot - Help and advice Please!!

    Thanks for replying! Yes they took x-rays of both his hind legs to compare, and couldn't see anything unusual in his affected right foot. We haven't had a scan of soft tissue yet, but that could be an option - an expensive option! He's on a low dose of metacam for the potential inflammation -...
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    Floppy paralysed foot - Help and advice Please!!

    So our beloved lionhead Simba went into hospital last week with a blocked up tummy that we couldn't treat at home, and when we went to pick him up after 3 days at the hospital the vet told us that his right hind foot was now paralysed! It's the strangest thing - it's completely floppy and seems...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    We've been trimming down Simba's molars for over a year and it's become a key part of his welfare. We do it every 8 weeks. I'd highly advise getting an x-ray of Dutchess' skull to see if there's any abnormal tooth growth. If there are genetic problems it's really important to find out asap.
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    So sorry to hear you're still struggling with Dutchess. Do you have any other food apart from hay? Our lion head was never really able to eat hay due to his tooth problems. Only in hindsight we realised he was very underweight and hadn't been able to chew the hay properly for weeks. Does she...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    Sorry I just reread your post - you have some Critical Care powder already? Have you been feeding her with it? Force feeding can be very stressful, we find it's a 2 person job, but it sounds like it's necessary! The only situation where you wouldn't want to force feed is if there's an internal...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    Oh no that sounds like a very serious situation. How long since she last ate? What we do with Simba when he goes into stasis: If he hasn't eaten for 8-12 hours and he's showing signs of discomfort in his tummy, or if he's looking listless and sick, we start a protocol of medicine and force...
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    Dutchess overgrown molars

    Sorry to hear about your Dutchess. We've had a LOT of tooth issues with our Simba the Lionhead. He currently only has his bottom row of molars because the others were horribly overgrown due to genetic problems. I think an x-ray is a good idea to see if the teeth are normal. We had problems with...
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    Returning molar tooth roots - help!

    We’ve been fighting a long and difficult battle with dental disease in our beautiful lionhead Simba, and recently he had to have all his top molars removed after suffering from overgrowth and an abscess, which has been a major life change. We’ve done all we can but in today’s CAT scan it showed...
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    Eye health

    We've been through a lot of problems with our little lionhead and this sounds like the start of our issues, without being pessimistic. Lionheads have a very severe tendancy to dental problems, and if one eye is looking different, larger or more protruding, or one white lid more visible, it could...
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    Nervous about young Lionhead molar extraction

    Hi and thanks for the reply. Simba came through with flying colours. He had a couple of molars taken out and they kept him in the hospital for observation and support overnight but when I collected him the next day he was as if nothing bad ever happened! He was even running around on the vet's...
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    Nervous about young Lionhead molar extraction

    Tried to upload a foto of Simba on my phone.
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