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Forum 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


    • DanaNM
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      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.

      . . . The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.  


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


    • easter
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      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


    • jerseygirl
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      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.


    • pete
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      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


    • Bam
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      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****


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

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


    • Phil
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      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


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


    • Sirius&Luna
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      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.]


    • pete
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      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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