Unknown problem with intestinal track

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Yes, a bladder infection will cause urinary incontinence and urine scalding of the skin. There are a few other possible causes for urinary incontinence but a UTI is just the most common cause. If it's just a UTI causing the incontinence, you don't really need your vet to do a consult for that. That just takes the proper antibiotic to clear up, given for a minimum of 2 weeks. But if antibiotics don't clear it up, then a consult would be a good idea, and also for your rabbits digestive problems.


If you want to try and have your vet do a consult with one, I would suggest Molly Varga like Diane R mentioned. Molly Varga is one of the best rabbit specialists in the UK, there is, that I know of. John Chitty is another really good rabbit vet.


 

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The vet can do a urinalysis to determine if there's blood in the urine, and/or a urine culture to determine the bacteria. But regardless of whether or not a test is done, antibiotics would be the first course of action for urinary incontinence, usually. Then if antibiotics don't clear it up, you would need testing done to figure out why the antibiotics didn't clear it up and what exactly is going on.

 

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@Diane R , @JBun thank you so much for your inforation and help.
I emailed to Molly. Tthat'a an answer "
Thank you for contacting www.mollyvargavet.co.uk
Please note that I am unable to discuss cases directly with owners, especially if I have not examined the animal or it is under the care of another veterinary surgeon. Ask your vet to contact me directly and I will try to help.
If you are a veterinary surgeon who would like assistance on a case, I will endeavour to get an email reply to you within 5 working days. If however your information request is urgent then I can be contacted on 01744-853510 (Rutland House Referral Hospital) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays or on 0121-429-2829 (Manor Vets, Edgbaston) on Tuesdays.
This is a free advice service, please remember that at all times, unless referred, the animal remains under your care. Many thanks."
I'm nt sure that it's possible to contact make direct contact between my vet and Molly. I don't now how's my vets english and my english is not good for fluent speech. I hope that Molly will take it into consideration. But anyway i'll try to orginize their contact.
And i'll contact to John Chitty.
 

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The vet can do a urinalysis to determine if there's blood in the urine, and/or a urine culture to determine the bacteria. But regardless of whether or not a test is done, antibiotics would be the first course of action for urinary incontinence, usually. Then if antibiotics don't clear it up, you would need testing done to figure out why the antibiotics didn't clear it up and what exactly is going on.

Yes, she told me to do that, but i couldn't take his urine. I'll try to do it once again. Hope that i can do it and the key will be found in it.
 

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@JBun UTI is urinary incontinence? I can't visit my vet earlier than Monday/tuesday, so I'll google it. I agree with you about the course of another antibiotic.
Is there any way to diagnodse that UTI? How does this lettes decrypt?
UTI is urinary tract infection. Diagnosed in people with a dipstick into the urine to detect blood and then cultured and checked under a microscope. Not sure about diagnostic procedure for bunnies, but certainly would be able to be checked by a vet.
It's caused by the presence of bacteria in the bladder and urinary tract (i.e. the tubes leading from the bladder to the outside). The condition causes a lot of distress and irritation which can result in constant trips to the toilet.
 

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Just talked to my vet. Urine analysis is good, like healthy rabbit should have. all indicators are normal.
Now the only idea for us is appendicitis. Is it any variant to diagnose it for 970gr rabbit?
 

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Appendicitis is pretty unheard of in rabbits. I've only read about one case in a science report. Your vet would have to do imaging of your rabbits belly and appendix to determine if it is appendicitis or possibly what else might be causing your rabbits health problems.
 

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@JBun imaging means x-ray or ultrasound?
I think that in the nearest future we'll have to sedate Gingearbread to expolre his mouth. So we'll be able to take blood for analysis and make ultrasound diagnosis for the whole his belly.
And me vet said that she has known about appendicitis in rabbits not long ago. She read about it in some american articles or somewhere else. And that problem is new and hard for diagnosis.
 

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Yesterday I emailed John Chitty and he answered. We'll have to do lateral and DV x-rays. But I can't understand what does DV mean? Down view? Or something else?
 

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Yes, imaging is xray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan.

That's great! I'm so glad you found a rabbit specialist that your vet can consult with. Hopefully this will help get to the bottom of what's going on with your rabbit, as it's seeming to be a very complicated health issue.
 

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I hope that we can turn things right together. but now i try to be more realistic and not to have high expectations.
First i hoped that diet will help - no result. Than i hoped probiotics will help - no. After i hoped that urine analysis will show problem - no again. And i see how he loses weight day by day. That's hard.
 

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