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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Mimzy’s breathing more distressed, help please? RE: Mimzy’s breathing more distressed, help please?


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Oh, I so wish we had Walgreens here, Pam! ^_^ I have wonderful memories of that store…my best friend and I used to go there just about every night after school and look at teen mags together and buy all sorts of junk food and dye for our hair, paint for our nails, etc. *sigh* Ahhh…good times!

Perhaps I can find this humidifier at WalMart? Do you have a brand name for me to look for?

Jerz, I like the idea with the static…goodness knows, while I had Mimz out on the bed last night I must’ve zapped him at least ten times, poor thing! But then he only starts washing his face furiously, no sneezing.

But ….last night (very late) he went into a sneezing fit and I had just reached my hand into the cage after putting on some lotion (I had forgotten to put on my rubber gloves) and suddenly I had a thought that, about the time he started having trouble was when I was putting on lots of lotion after walking the dog…the lotion is the organic calendula mixture I had originally gotten for Fiver’s heels!

I rubbed a new small spot of it on my finger and put my hand near him and he began sneezing again. Could it have been this cream all this time?? The bottle is on my nightstand next to his pen! (I’ve moved it out of the room now.)

I am SO hoping this was the problem all along. He wouldn’t eat the new pellets last night, and this morning he had finished his hay, but his box doesn’t look like he used it very much. (I used a bit of Feline Pine to see ifhe’d use the box more, but the poop is all over the floor again today.)

He’s also been a lot more mellow than usual for the last week. (I had forgotten to tell the doc that he’d slipped off his shelf about two weeks ago…though he’s moving pretty much normally, he doesn’t seem to want to be up there, so I moved the shelf lower this morning.) I would think the doc would’ve seen any damage to his back when she xrayed it, so I may have to ask her to look at the films again.

I think the lack of mobility is due to the fact that, while I’ve been having to walk the dog about 20 times a day, i haven’t been able to set up the xpen. They really haven’t been out much, except for snuggle time on the bed, for a few weeks. So I’m hoping that’s all it is.

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions for a hand cream that will not irritate the bunnies noses? I’ve got to keep these hands moist somehow, or they crack and bleed and hurt terribly…but I don’t want to cause Mimzy any further nasal distress.