Agreed. I wont do it myself. I contacted my vet, sent him this picture and he said it happens to rabbits often and that the teeth should grow back. But he recommended me to come and do the xray if the roots are okey.I have been told by multiple rabbit-experience veterinarians that clippers are not recommended. The way they apply pressure to the teeth may cause lateral fractures down the teeth, exposing the gum to bacteria. There may be a difference if someone is more experienced (?), but that is simply me giving some benefit of the doubt to individuals who say they've done it many times with no issues (as I believe it was common practice before dremels were introduced).
I do believe in any scenario, the dremel is the safest and an effective method of trimming teeth. That being said, I'd be hesitant to try anything at all if you have no experience. You have a pretty clear picture to provide, so perhaps you can e-mail this to your rabbit-experienced vet and inquire their suggestion. Making a mistake would cost more money than doing it properly, in all cases.
Oh poor baby! I would take him to a vet that has experience treating bunny's teeth.Good evening everybody, my bunny broke his front teeth. He is still active the whole day, pooping but not eating much. Any suggestions?
That sounds all good, but in my area there are not even vets specialized for rabbits. And I can’t also get the mentioned critical care food. So I am helping him with smashed banana or cut coriander or carrots. And he still eats small amount of pellets.Oh poor baby! I would take him to a vet that has experience treating bunny's teeth.
Meanwhile, help him with the feeding. I would highly recommend Sherwood SARx rather than Oxbow Critical Care. It's more expensive but not crazy expensive and it's 100 times better for your bunny. It does not have soy, which bunnies do not digest well and has much better flavor and ingredients. Because I have Prime, I bought it on Amazon when I needed it. Note: Sherwood SARx has two types: high calories (tan and white bun) and normal (the black & white bun). The high calories is for buns that are loosing weight. I needed the normal so with the black & white bun.
If he is eating some, give him less than the suggested dosage. Actually, I think the suggested dosage is on the higher side. See how much Sherwood SARx he needs to keep the energy and poo-poo normal.
Hope this helps!
They will grow back yes, but the bottom teeth will grow much much quicker and will need to be trimmed or the bottom teeth will start to grow into the top gums causing pain and bleeding and causing the top teeth to not grow in. That is what happend when I let the teeth go for over a week.I contacted my vet, sent him this picture and he said it happens to rabbits often and that the teeth should grow back.
I would avoid giving him any fruits and banana specially because of the high sugar content. Carrots also have lot of sugar. Giving him large amounts of sugar will mess up his GI and create a more serious problem.That sounds all good, but in my area there are not even vets specialized for rabbits. And I can’t also get the mentioned critical care food. So I am helping him with smashed banana or cut coriander or carrots. And he still eats small amount of pellets.