loud breathing

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  1. Oct 22, 2018 #1

    lola the lionhead

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    my bunny breathes really loud. every breath is almost like a squeak/ kind of grunt or some kind of really loud wheezing? she used to do it occasionally but lately it has got much worse. when i stroke just above her nose and she breathes in, it’s almost like bones crunching too. this may be normal, i’ve never had a bunny before.
     
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    Blue eyes

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    Check for discharge around her eyes or nose. Also check her paws since they sometimes will wipe their face with their paws.

    It's possible she has a respiratory infection. Whitish discharge (or any other color) would confirm that. If this is the case, get to a vet sooner than later. With rabbits, it is always important to seek vet care at the first signs of anything wrong.
     
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    Even if there is no discharge you need to see a vet, as it could be a problem with the lower respiratory tract which won’t always show discharge.
     
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    Take her to a vet...not saying it is, but there could be a tumor restricting her breathing. This happened to one of our rabbits.
     
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    dear lola,-we are the first responders to any medical problem..awareness is difficult because they hide their problem so well,--does sound like a respiratory situation,-it would behoove you to have this checked out by a exotic dvm,-a regular dog,cat vet may not be conclusive enough..but the learning must start quick..-sincerely james waller for joseph r cottontail rip
     

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