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Tammy587

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So I took my bunny to the vets today (with rabbit savvy vet who has her own bunnies so was very thorough and did good checks). He also got his very first vaccination today.

She did heaps of checks including his nails, teeth, bum, eyes etc. One of the many questions she asked me was if he had a wet nose or wet eyes at any point or if I've ever heard him sneeze. At the time I said no as it was true.

Once home (he was pretty moody with me all day) a few hours later I noticed one of his eyes was watery down his face. I let him out for play time and I actually heard him do a little sneeze (I thought maybe from dust tho as he was exploring the corner of the room).

I called the vet and asked if perhaps this was a reaction from the vaccination? She said no and advised me his eyes and nose was fine when she checked him. She said to keep an eye on him and make sure he is acting the same, eating and drinking the same, plus pooing and urinating the same.

So far I haven't seen any changes in his behaviour so I'm guessing that's good.

Should I be concerned about the teary eye and little sneeze I heard?
 

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Update: after some thorough research online I believe he may have just been stressed after his very first vet visit! He seems to be acting fine now. But if anyone thinks there may be something of concern, please let me know!
 

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I think you are correct that he is only a bit stressed after the vet visit. Keep watching him and if he is acting weird for the next few days then schedule a new vet appointment. As of now, I think he is just fine and only a bit upset for being stung with a needle :)
I believe first-time vaccines can activate the disease if the bun already came in contact with it, so you should keep an eye out for any lumps that may appear around his eyes. It is unusual though.
 

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I think you are correct that he is only a bit stressed after the vet visit. Keep watching him and if he is acting weird for the next few days then schedule a new vet appointment. As of now, I think he is just fine and only a bit upset for being stung with a needle :)
I believe first-time vaccines can activate the disease if the bun already came in contact with it, so you should keep an eye out for any lumps that may appear around his eyes. It is unusual though.
But since he has been vaccinated if he does have it, it would go away right? And thank you, I've been watching him carefully
 

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If he has a flare-up you should call the vet. I don't know what the treatment would be but this was the advice my vet gave me after the first vaccines. He said there is a medication that they would give in case that happened. It wouldn't be an emergency, but it should be taken care of.
 

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