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Post by woodwench on Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:31 pm

Henry is stuffy again.
He never completely stopped sneezing after his illness and today I've been spending time listening to him very carefully.
While just lying down his breathing is silent and I can find nothing to worry about. He does occasionally give a stuffy sort of snort, not really a sneeze, more like he's blowing hard to clear his nose. Then I listened to him eating his pellets and he was definitely wheezy, whistley, stuffy; like there's something partially blocking his nose, or one nostril.
Last weekend, when he was really poorly, I found something where he had been lying, it was a small wad of compressed hair. The size of a cotton bud tip but flat. I'm pretty sure it came out of his nose, though I didn't see it. I showed his vet when he went last Monday but he was more inclined to think it had come from off a tooth after he had been grooming himself. He checked his nose and found nothing wrong.
I'm wondering, well, I'm half convinced he is inhaling hair from the damned awful moult and it's stuffing up his nose.
Has anyone had experience, or knows of this happening?
Ther is no discharge from his nose or his eyes.
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Post by c.bolduan on Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:33 pm

I'm not sure.
Could you nebulising him. If it is fur or whatever it will help to soften and get rid of the obstruction. If it is a bit of snuffles it will help and sooth too. Could hebe allergic against one thing?
Bertie felt such a relief of his nebulas that he would sit on my lap with the children mask over his face and enjoy the fuss. I used F10 solution and got quite a lot left. If you wish I can send you some.
Worth a try?!

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Post by woodwench on Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:56 pm

I've never had a rabbit with resp. problems before. From what I've read here on HH and elsewhere I believe I could nebulise Henners by popping him in his travel box, put the box under a small table and setting up the nebuliser close by; drape a sheet over the table, box and all.
Would that work?
I could get a nebuliser for under 35 from Amazon (it might be a good investment for my own winter ills) so if the set up I've outlined is feasible I will order today.
I'm sure there's something up his little twitcher so will be back at the vet's on Monday.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:23 pm

Oh dear I am sorry love, I have had no experience of this either. Lots of healing vibes are on their way though.

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Re: Question about stuffy noses

Post by woodwench on Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:25 pm

I ordered a nebuliser from Amazon, it's on its way.
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Re: Question about stuffy noses

Post by c.bolduan on Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:45 pm

Yes some bunnies get nebulised in their carrier . As a set it is likely to come with the mask/attachments and it is best to let him decide which method he preferes.

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