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bo***
03-04-2010, 04:53 PM
I have a house rabbit who is about 6 and a half. He use to live outside but i bought him in about 6 months ago as he is getting old and i managed to bond him with another rabbit that was to be a house rabbit.
He was fine although he will often wee in various places in the night!

How ever i picked him up last night to find his back end soaked in urine. Because he is old i didnt wan to bath him and shock him so i decided to wash him today. Using water and bunny shampoo i spent 20mins wiping his fur. It looked a lot better but being white and black the white patches look a bit stained.

While cleaning him a chalk like solution came out in bursts from his bottom...where he poos from with 1 or 2 normal looking poos. Is this wee or poo?? And what does chalky liquid mean??

Bit worried because he is so old :cry:

Jack's-Jane
03-04-2010, 05:29 PM
It sounds as though he has bladder sludge/stones caused by a build up of calcium deposits in his bladder.

He needs Veterinary attention as he probably needs antibiotics, anti-inflammatory analgesia and possibly manual bladder expression.

Your Vet will need to establish the cause of the sludge and some dietary modification is likely to be required

http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/urinary.html

http://www.rabbit.org/health/urolith.html

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/calcium.htm

bo***
03-04-2010, 06:39 PM
Thanks for the reply. He is eating and from reading other things i have been placing his greens in water to help his water intake and i will get him down the vets.
Thanks

bo***
09-04-2010, 10:24 PM
Poor jeffery stayed the same, weeing everywhere, when i picked him up he dumped his bladded he became socked under. Been bathing him.

Took him to the vets and they took blood and urine sample which came back clear. They gave me some medicine to help him and cream for sore skin. Took him back today for antibiotics and said i was not happy as he had not eaten or drunk much and seemed to be shaking. They said they would keep him for the weekend.

The vet just called...10pm! good vet... she felt a mass in his tummy x rayed him to find a kidney stone. Given permission for him to be operated on tomorrow....fingers crossed!

Fluffers
09-04-2010, 10:26 PM
Aww bless his little paw paws, that must have been very uncomfortable :( Hope all goes well for him and he's back home feeling better very soon :)

bo***
14-04-2010, 09:13 AM
Well Jeffery had the op last Saturday...they kept him in all weekend. Turned out not to be a bladder stone. Just a chalky mass as the vet put it. Not too pleased really as he was passing it and i know rabbits do not take in calcium but pass it etc. Think he has had an op that was not needed. He is no better still weeing everywhere and all the time. He is loosing weight too. Back to the vet today.

Becca24
14-04-2010, 09:26 AM
Oh dear so sorry to hear he is no better! :( Dont have any advice for you but I hope somthing comes out of your vet trip today!! x