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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:42 pm

When Molly was ill the other week I got them to check her teeth on the second visit. The vet said she does have some spurs although they are absolutely not bothering her *at the moment*.

Do you think, once they start, they can be worn down? I've got them on the Alfalfa King Timothy hay in the evenings which I do genuinely believe is good for keeping her teeth in check - but I'm not sure if it'll help with spurs that are already in existence?! Hmmm


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Post by c.bolduan on Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:33 pm

You never know. Some bunnies will wear them done, some not bothered about them and others have tiny once and go off.
Reckon knowing a spur is there if any change in eating or behaviour will indicate they need to be done.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:49 am

Oh bless her, I hope it doesn't give her any trouble.

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Post by woodwench on Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:45 pm

When I got Henry, the day I got Henry .... I had the vet check him over and they saw spurs and said that with a correct diet (plenty of hay) they might wear away or be kept in check. He's never had problems with his teeth in nearly two years now. His teeth have been checked while he was under GA for Xrays and nose swabs but the vets thought burring them might encourage regrowth at just a slightly different angle that might prove problematical.
So keep up with the hay. Have you tried them on Alfalfa Kings Oat Wheat & Barley hay? That's what Henry was really into when I first got him.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:14 pm

Thanks guys.

Woodwench, this is what I was kinda wanting to hear. Molly has had 2 dentals, December 2014 and April 2015. And I thought I'd figured out a way to keep them in check. Maybe I have, and they will stay as they are. Or better still, wear down with the increased Alfalfa king hay.

The vet suggested a routine dental, but I don't want to do that to her if she can keep them down herself.

I also don't want to be negligent. Sticky wicket!!!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:15 pm

Oh and no, we haven't tried the oat and barley one! One expensive hay habit is enough! Laughing
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Post by woodwench on Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:03 am

What surprised me with Henry and the OW&B hay was that he really ripped into the wheat hay which looked the least likely to me. He abandoned his previous favourites, orchard grass and Timothy in favour of OW&B. Being a daft mum I still bought them for him and he loved peeing on them... said they were soft under the scut!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:44 am

Laughing Laughing You can't beat having something soft to put your bum on lol!!

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Post by c.bolduan on Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:27 pm

Sounds great!

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Re: Spurs - a silly question perhaps

Post by woodwench on Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:20 pm

Andrex for rabbits (without the puppy of course).
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Post by c.bolduan on Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:13 pm

Im gonna have a Look into this

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