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    lorree
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    Hey guys
    Whilst cuddling Boonie today after putting that horrid antibiotic ointment in her eyes. I starting thinking about her weight again and although I’m going to the vet on Wednesday next week to check her eyes again and her teeth and to weigh her. It suddenly hit me that maybe her weight loss is worm related? I did just have to worm my cats recently cos 1 had worms. So is it possible she could get worms from the cat?
    And if so what can I use?
    And is it safe to worm her at the same time as she’s on an antibiotic (its topical but she does ingest some of it)?
    She’s on Tricin for her eye infection


    #1745862

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Its best to get animals with sensitive tummies checked for worms.
    Can you send off a sample?


    #1745863

    Jadeo09
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    If you can’t afford that then its usually best to get pro biotics whilst you worm them
    I’d ring your vet and ask what a safe dewromer for rabbits is preferably a rabbit specialist. Then see if you can get it cheaper online.
    I certainly wouldn’t take any chances with wormer and flea drops etc they have been known to be pretty dangerous to rabbits if not given the right one.

    Sorry to bombard you but I would keep an eye on his weight as there could be more sinister reasons for loosing weight. Don’t worry but be aware of it.its better to catch things early and to keep an eye out

    Saw this it seems a lot of people use it

    http://www.vetuk.co.uk/rabbit-supplies-rabbit-wormers-c-649_651/panacur-rabbit-oral-paste-5g-p-1105

    Jade


    #1745864

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    I would leave it until she’s off her antibiotics or ask a vet I doubt any one here would be qualified to safely rule out interactions.


    #1745896

    lorree
    Participant

    Heading in to the vet tomorrow morning. So I will keep all that in mind.
    I’ll see what the vet thinks.

    Do u mean a poop sample or blood sample?

    I wanna get blood work done but need to sort out the money for it.

    Her poop currently looks normal aside from the fact it seems low in fibre, but she’s eating hay so I think that might be because of the antibiotic

    I don’t think her weight has changed this week but I haven’t got any scales so from tomorrow onwards I’m gonna start keeping record of her weight at the vet. She’s definitely a lot smaller than she used to be but hopefully she’s not still losing weight


    #1745947

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Fecal sample my vet can do it ‘in house’ and charred £25

    I’d keep and eye on her boos weight goes up and down sometimes.
    This article tells you what to look for that determines if they are a healthy weight ect.

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/rabbit-weight.asp


    #1745974

    lorree
    Participant

    I totally forgot to ask about worms today at the vet, everything was so crazy in there today. Too many dogs going off their heads. And I was too worried about how that was affecting her. but as u said I don’t wanna worm her whilst she’s on antibiotics anyway

    He Checked her teeth (the front ones) and said they were ok. And her eyes are still playing up with this infection. And she weighs 2kg, which he didn’t seem to think was a problem but in my opinion 2kg is way to small for her. Her breed I believe is quite large and possible “chinchilla giganta” or a standard chinchilla breed. Either way she should be around 3-5kg
    In my opinion.
    So I’m gonna give her more pellets cos I don’t really give her much at all at the moment bcos I’ve been trying to get her to focus on hay. But I got some good high fibre pellets so I’ll give her more of that and get myself some scales and keep record of her weight myself, and if it gets lower then I’ll definitely be worried but hopefully it increases.

    There is another vet who’s better but he wasn’t available today. So I’ll check again with him next time.


    #1745999

    Bam
    Moderator

    Worms can of course make a bunny malnourished, and if you give your bun lots of fresh forage, worms are a possibility. Problem is you need to know the type of worms to get the proper medication, not all worm-meds kill all types of worms. Sometimes you can see worms in their feces, but if you can’t, you need to do a fecal test.

    Antibiotics will make bunny poop weird, because it kills all types of bacteria in the gut, the bad ones as well as the good ones.

    You should get her molar checked, if the eye-infection is caused by a dental problem, it would be with the molars. They are difficult to see in bunnies. If she has a dental problem with her molars, she will be reluctant to chew tough stuff like hay. A molar burr may be needed, that is a fairly simply procedure but the bunny has to be anesthetized for it.


    #1746003

    lorree
    Participant

    Thanks Bam
    She does chew hay but she seems reluctant to chew on wood anymore, which she used to do.

    How do they check the molars? Does she need to anesthetized?

    I can’t see any worms, I’ll bring some poop with me next time I go to the vet. Next week most likely


    #1746007

    Bam
    Moderator

    They check the molars with an otoscope, and if there are biggish spurs, they will see them. But if the spurs are more subtle, as they often are, the bunny will have to be anesthetized. They generally do the burr at the same time, so the bunny doesn’t have to be anesthetized twice. With my bunny Yohio, his spurs were so small the first vet thought they couldn’t be the problem, but it turned out to be them after all that caused his reluctance to eat and his tummy-trouble. He was as good as new like 5 days – a week after the burr. If they do a burr, ask to get metacam. Even if the spurs themselves have no nerves, the gums are likely to be sore and the rabbit may not want to eat because of that. I had to call my vet to get Metacam after Yohio’s burr, because they hadn’t thought he’d need any pain-killer. But he did, he sat with his nose in the water-bowl to soothe his sore little mouth =(. After getting metacam, he came right back to normal.

    If a root-abscess is suspected, they need to do a dental radiograph (X-ray).


    #1746018

    lorree
    Participant

    Ok thanks for the info, I’ll make sure they check her molars next time, at least with a otoscope.
    For now I’m just continuing with the eye ointment

    I also emailed a specialist, who’s supposed to be the best rabbit vet in this state, she’s a bit far from me but I told her the situation and I’ll see what she says about it


    #1746022

    Bam
    Moderator

    Many vibes for Boonie (((((Boonie))))).
    I think it’s best to see if the ab cream does the trick, I hope it does. Sometimes an eye-infection is just an eye-infection, and not realted to the teeth. Please keep us posted, it’s very much appreciated.


    #1746163

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    My rabbit has molar spurs and the vets can find them sometimes until they anaesthetise her. She stops eating so I give her metacam straight a way to keep her eating until they give her a slot for the op.
    She refuses to sometimes after 3 weeks that’s her shortest time but apparently that’s because the vet didn’t do them properly.
    Its the first time she’s been done by a specialist and it unbelievable the change in what she’s eating from the minute she came back.
    She’s bonkers for hay now the thicker the better.
    She eats about an hour after the metacam.
    When boos teeth are burred she eats as soon as she’s home.
    My old vet used to send her home hung over but the other vet brings her straight round after the op. Depending on the different anaesthetic type used. What experiences have you all had after aenasthetic?
    Vet says pellets are making her teeth get bad faster so I’ve changed to dried herbs and weeds by excel and she lobes them more and they’re better for her teeth as they grind them up differently to pellets which helps her keep her teeth in good shape.


    #1746164

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    I think your doing the right thing leaving off the worming until off the antibiotics. Sounds like it could be her teeth though because my bun goes off twigs when her teeth where bad. It seems like a fairly common problem in domestic rabbits.
    Jade


    #1746180

    lorree
    Participant

    The pellets I have for her now are these tiny ones that are high in fibre. The ones I used to use where junk food basically and a lot bigger. I think these little ones would also force her to grind her teeth better too.

    If this turns out to be a teeth problem, I might have to make the long journey to the specialist I mentioned b4, because I just found out her main speciality is rabbit dentistry, so it would probably be worth the trek.

    I’m worried about anesthetic because I don’t know if there’s anything else wrong with Boonie, so I think I’ll get a blood test b4 I let anyone knock her out

    Can u buy metacam from a store or is it a prescription thing?


    #1746252

    Jadeo09
    Participant

    Its a prescription thing
    And yes its always best to get blood done before first anaesthetic that vet sounds great.

    Ask if they can do blood test while your with her so she’s not terrified and from her ear.
    They can scrape a little fur off with a scalpel rather than scare her with a shaver.

    Jade


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