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    plpnt
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    My apologies if I’m posting this to the wrong topic.
    I’m posting this on behalf of my friend, who owns a young male rabbit. I don’t know the breed.
    She’s unable to visit a vet due to being in financial straits, and is out of state so I’m not able to assist. We’re currently trying to figure out what to do, as neither of us knows what’s going on with her bun. She says that he gets this kind of swelling and bald patches on his face like this every once in awhile, but this is the worst it has gotten.
    He’s still eating and drinking, and his eyes aren’t very runny, but it still looks concerning. She’s taken him out of his hutch to monitor him at the moment.

    I’m unable to place an image as an attachment, but this link should hopefully work: http://ibb.co/h6Ls5V


    #1886301
    Bam
    Moderator

    This looks bad and the bun needs to see a vet. Could the black speck under the pink swelling be a bot fly larvae?

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseases/Parasitic/Cuterebra/Miyasis_botfly.htm

    Google bot fly rabbits or warble  or cuterebra for more pictures.  They can be nasty though,  so be prepared.  

    (Since this could be a parasitic infestation,  Im issuing the warning we always issue in these cases: Don’t use any compound containing fipronil on a rabbit. Fipronil is sold under many different brand names,  for example Front line.  It’s deadly toxic to rabbits but fine for cats and dogs).


    #1886303
    plpnt
    Participant

    I asked her about it, and she says that the spot appeared just this morning, but the swelling was present before it. She’s not sure what caused it.
    I’m trying to find out what it could be, but it’s not too clear yet? At the moment, they’re lightly using a warm compress on the pink parts, and there seems to be pus coming out from the spot.


    #1886306
    Sr. Melangell
    Participant

    It could be an abscess, if it is, or Bot fly like Bam said either way bunny needs a vet, it could be so painful for the bunny, they don’t show pain like dogs or cats.


    #1886313
    plpnt
    Participant

    I feel like she should visit the vet too, since that was immediately the first thing I suggested to her upon seeing the photo, but she doesn’t have any money to spare for the vet, as her family’s in a tough financial situation. I’m hoping to lend her some money if I can, but I don’t know whether she can even get to a vet in her area. That’s really the problem at the moment, so I’m not sure of what I can do;


    #1886318
    LBJ10
    Moderator

    Unfortunately, there isn’t much your friend can do for this. It’s just one of those things that needs to be addressed by a vet. Does your friend not have transportation?


    #1886489
    plpnt
    Participant

    At this point, I’m not even sure whether she can have her rabbit taken to the vet, as she’s just informed me that he is currently under her mother’s care, and whether she will go to the vet or not is up to her decision. (Her living condition is split, so the rabbit is at her mother’s house)

    She updated me on the rabbit’s condition as well; it seems to have spread to his nose, and he’s losing weight too. I’m trying to help her find a vet to call but I’m worried it may be a pointless effort if she isn’t able to persuade her mother to take the rabbit to one.


    #1886490
    sarahthegemini
    Participant

    If her mother will not allow the rabbit to be taken to a vet, then she needs to surrender the rabbit to a no kill shelter. There are no excuses for leaving this poor rabbit to suffer.


    #1886491
    plpnt
    Participant

    I’m going to see what response we’ll get from a few vets in the area, but if all of that fails, then she’ll do that. I’ve already found a handful of no-kill shelters that aren’t too far off from her city.


    #1886713
    plpnt
    Participant

    Ahh, she just now updated me about it, and her bun passed away that same night (23rd). She didn’t receive the news until two days later, possibly because her mother didn’t want to let her know at first, but it looks like it was already too late to help.

    Thank you all for the suggestions though.


    #1886782
    LittlePuffyTail
    Moderator

    That is so very sad…..

    ((((Binky Free))))))


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