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Home Forums RAINBOW BRIDGE Both bunnies gone

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    pete
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    I lost both my bunnies last week, to say i am devastated is an understatement.

    Bonnie was his usual self at night time eating and playing nothing seemed untoward at all, in the morning he was very inactive and would not eat his pellets, i was hoping he just had a bad tummy or something and when i came home from work he was gone.

    The next day Clyde was pretty much the same, very playful in the morning and when i return home from work was very inactive, he died in front of me that night.

    I cant understand how i lost both so quickly and within days of each other, nothing had changed diet wise and from being happy and playful one minute to both going downhill so quickly, they were only 18 months old

    So Sad


    #1889800
    DanaNM
    Moderator

    I’m so so sorry for your loss, how devastating.

    May I ask what region of the world you live in? There are currently outbreaks of rabbit hemorrhagic virus happening in some places, and accounts like this of multiple rabbits dying very suddenly are becoming alarmingly common.


    #1889806
    pete
    Participant

    HI DanaNM, i am from the U.K, thanks for your reply


    #1889811
    easter
    Participant

    I’m so sorry for your loss, I don’t know what i’d do without cookie and luna, i think DanaNM is right it was definately RVD, it is highly conagious between rabbits,and is very bad in the UK


    #1889825
    jerseygirl
    Moderator

    Pete, I am very sorry for your loss. It’s just so heartbreaking.
    Binky Free, Clyde and Bonnie.

    I also think they perhaps succumbed to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Viral Disease. In the UK, there are 2 strains. A vaccination of nobivac will protect against myxomatosis and RHD. There is now a 2nd vaccine available (Filavac) that will give protection against RHD2.
    Of course, vaccines won’t fully protect 100% & need annual boosters.
    My apologies if you were already aware of the vaccines.


    #1889829
    pete
    Participant

    Hi thank you for replies everyone, they did have their vaccines but not 100% sure if they covered both like you mentioned, i just hope they never suffered too much


    #1889836
    Bam
    Moderator

    I’m so very sorry you lost both your buns. It’s a terrible blow. They were so young. They do not seem to have suffered long, which is typical of the RVHD viruses. These viruses tend to kill swiftly, as opposed to the myxomatosis virus.

    RVHD2 is now more prevalent than RVHD1 here in Sweden where I live. We haven’t had a cofirmed case of RVHD1 since 2011, neither among wild rabbits nor among domestic buns. This means the “old” double vaccine (Nobivac) does not protect our rabbits as well as it used to, and it SHOULD be combined with either Filavac or Eravac. I don’t know if British vets inform rabbit owners of this as a routine measure, or if you have to be aware and ask for the vaccine yourself.

    Binky free ****Bonnie**** and ****Clyde****


    #1889842
    LittlePuffyTail
    Moderator

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your bunnies.

    ((((((Binky Free Bonnie and Clyde))))))


    #1889844
    Phil
    Participant

    Awful sh ock. I make sure clover has vac for mixi and Rhd 1 and 2,as its very contagious, so sorry for your loss awful man made virus


    #1889857
    pete
    Participant

    Thank You all for your kind words and help, much appreciated……………Hugs from Bonnie and Clyde x


    #1889902
    Sirius&Luna
    Participant

    Pete i’m so sorry to read this – I followed your bonding journey carefully and felt like I knew your two buns.

    It must be so painful to lose both so quickly.

    It’s always tough to lose a bunny <3 I hope in time knowing that they had a wonderful life with you will be some consolation.

    [As a side note, I’m sure you’re not thinking about it yet anyway, but RVHD is highly contagious, so do make sure you research on decontaminating your home if you decided to get another bunny in the future.]


    #1889913
    pete
    Participant

    Hi Sirius&Luna , thank you it was certainly a journey with the bonding

    I never actually thought about contamination, so that is so good to know thanks.


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