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Re: Neutering!

Post by lucyface on Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:52 pm

They gave me a spare and said to change it daily, so i will be changing him soon and will give him some time out of it provided he leaves everything alone! 

He's still very wobbly, whenever he stands still he tilts to one side, falls, and quickly rights himself. He is very bright and is his normal self apart from not being able to stand properly. 
We have a check up tomorrow afternoon so i will mention it then if he is not any better. Been three days since the op, would've thought the GA would be out of his system by now??
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Post by Sparky on Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Definitely follow up on it, I wouldn't expect him to still be wobbly now. Is he hopping around ok, it's just when he first stands up?

I hope it's nothing to worry about Hugs

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Post by lucyface on Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:09 pm

Well i tried to give him some time to wash and sort himself out, but he kept putting his head down in that sort of area, couldn't really tell if he was just cleaning or chewing but decided it wasn't worth the risk and put the other baby grow on him straight away. (he was NOT happy about that at all) Smile

He is still falling to one side all the time, whenever he stands still he falls. I really don't know what to make of it, anyone heard of this before? He doesn't seem in pain or even aware that he's falling until his feet almost go and then he rights himself. 
Hopefully the vet will have some idea!
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Post by NickieM on Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:07 pm

It does seem a little odd that he is still so wobbly, but maybe the babygro is interfering with his balance.   I would probably give the vet a buzz and get him checked out.   If he is happy and content in himself, I should imagine it is nothing, but better to get it checked just to put your mind at rest as it is obviously concerning you.  HugsHugs


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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:00 pm

I agree with Sparky and Nickie. I have never known a bun to be affected in this way by a GA for more than about 12 hours.


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Re: Neutering!

Post by Sparky on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:58 pm

I hope his check-up goes well and he can lose the babygro Hugs
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Post by gentl on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:19 pm

Hope all goes well at the vet!  Sending vibe top ups!
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Post by lucyface on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks guy SmileSmile

Just got back from the vet - still in his babygro unfortunately!
They said the wound looks a bit better and doesn't feel quite so hard to the touch but still swollen and not quite where they would like it to be. He has also lost a bit of weight (not too much to be concerned about but they think its probably because hes not drinking as much as usual). 
They let him run around the floor for a while to see if they could see his wobble but of course when i need him to do it, its suddenly disappeared!! They put it down to his babygro being uncomfortable and restricting his movement (which i don't believe!). They suggested if it carries on to get a video to show them next time. 

Another appointment in a weeks time.
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Post by FluffSlave on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:44 pm

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear he's not doing quite as well as he should be Hugs

I'm sending the little guy loads of vibes!
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Post by Sparky on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:06 pm

I hope you see an improvement over the weekend. Don't be afraid to nag the vet if you feel he's still not improving as much as he should be before his next appointment. I hope they are not charging you for these follow-ups, either...

Vibes for the little man Hugs
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Post by lucyface on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:36 pm

They aren't charging me (thank god! When he was neutered it came to £107). I am concerned that they ARENT concerned about his wobble. But i'll just keep on eye on him. 
Thanks guy, you are so helpful! Very Happy:thumb:Hugs
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Post by Josephine on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:18 pm

£107 !!!!!! Goodness me, that's gone up lot since I last had a bunny deplummed. I'm sure I only paid about £40. Anyway I hope your little fellow recovers very soon. Sending him lots of Get Well Vibes.  x
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Post by Sparky on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:21 pm

That is a lot Shocked

Poppy's spay was just under £80 and we pay around £65 for boys, all with pain relief to bring home and excellent aftercare.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:30 pm

That is expensive love.  I think we pad about £70-£80 for Binky.  I hope the little darling is on the mend.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:01 pm

How is he doing now?
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Re: Neutering!

Post by lucyface on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:13 pm

He is still very swollen, the side he chewed on looks awful compared to the other side. 
However, I have decided he doesn't need to wear his babygro anymore, he has showed no signs of chewing and looks a lot happier without it on! 
He has learnt very quickly to recognize all my tricks of getting the horrible tasting antibiotics in him, so that's a bit of a battle twice a day. Sad

Thank you for asking though, I'm a lot happier now hes (slowly) on the mend! 

My boyfriends mum bought me a run to put in the garden so now the weather is warming up I'm thinking of putting him out there a bit more but would like to get him vaccinated first, how much should i be expecting to pay for both? (Feel like i was overcharged for him neuter, would rather go further afield for a reasonable priced vet next time!)
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Post by Sparky on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:18 pm

Is it Baytril he is on? It is foul, poor fella Crying or Very sad Have you tried mixing it with juice / baby food?

Is his balance any better now he is out of the babygro?

We pay £20 for the combi vaccine with a full health check thrown in but we do get a good rate. With a single bun at a decent vet I'd expect to pay up to about £35. What area of the country are you, and can you travel? We might be able to find you a decent vet. I would wait until he is fully healed from the neuter, completely back to normal and at least two weeks off the anti-b's before vaccinating him. (I would have expected your vet to recommend vaccinating him first, to be honest, and 2 weeks before the neuter).



Lots more vibes for Finley HugsHugsHugsHugs
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Post by NickieM on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:20 pm

I had my buns vaccinated for myxi and VHD using the single dose jab and was about £40, but it means that you only have to do it annually rather than six monthly for myxi and annually for VHD. 

You would need to have had him jabbed about a fortnight before he goes outside to make sure that the vaccine is effective.  Especially if it's his first jab.    You will need to wait until he has completely recovered from his neutering before having him jabbed as too much stress on their systems is not a good idea.


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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:20 pm

I'm glad you're feeling a bit happier about him! I hope the swelling goes down soon. Is he just swollen or is he bleeding/weeping too?

The price for the combi vaccination seems to vary up and down the country. My two were about £75 all in for general check over, vaccination and nail trim. I think there might have been something else but I can't remember.... I didn't think it was too bad Smile

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Post by Thumper2001 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:22 pm

Oh and I agree with Sparky. I would have thought they'd advise vaccination before neuter. Imagine they'd had a myxi bun in while he was in being neutered... Hmmm
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Re: Neutering!

Post by KatieB on Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 pm

Sending more vibes to him Hun.

Honestly I think you should consider a new vet hunni.


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Re: Neutering!

Post by lucyface on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:03 pm

I live in Trowbridge (near Bath) at the moment, although it is temporary. I don't drive or anything so would have to be fairly close.

I will definitely wait until he is full healed and off his meds, yes it is baytril. His balance seems to improved but it's still not 100%, maybe because of the swelling on one side? 
It's just swollen now, no blood or signs of weeping. I don't know how it should look at the moment but the swelling is very bad compared to the other side and although i haven't felt it (don't want to cause him pain or discomfort) it looks very firm, sore and purple? 

I must admit when we went for his last checkup i didn't like the way they were handling him, they obviously weren't very confident holding a rabbit and struggled to control him when he kicked out. I had to take over so they could examine the wound properly. They said they were rabbit savvy and have two small animal specialists there, but that's not the way they come across.
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Post by gentl on Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:42 pm

Sorry to hear he is still not  back to his usual self.  Vibe top-up on the way!.  When I converted the BPS to US$ you paid closer to the outrageous price I paid to have Rory neutered.  A spay here is almost $280 US.....~178 BPS
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Post by FluffSlave on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:04 am

I'm sorry Finley is a bit swollen still, but I'm glad he seems to be doing okay and you've managed to get him out of his baby grow now Hugs

It sounds as if your vets aren't all they're making out they are! No

For my vets, a combination vaccine is £43.50 per bun, with a free health check thrown in there too. Willow's (not!) spay was going to be around £60 if I remember correctly.
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:17 am

There is a recommended vets in Trowbridge on the greenwich rescue site - http://www.greenwichrabbitrescue.com/rabbitsavyvets.htm . Remeber you need to book in with the right named vet. 

As for baytril, I would recommend you draw up the baytril in a suringe and wipe it clean. Then draw up a small amount of something nice in front of the Baytril (such as pineapple juice) and make sure there is plenty of it on the end of the syringe. Bun puts nice tasting syringe in mouth and you get the batyril in before they know what is happening. 

Alternatively ask for a different off licence antibiotic which tastes better.


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