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Ambience
22-04-2010, 03:17 AM
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Peanut-Toffee
22-04-2010, 05:30 AM
I had my doe neutered the other week and they said she'd had pain relief and anti biotics before I collected her, but to come back if I feel she needs any more pain killers.
She had dissolvable stitches but still had to go back for a check up a few days later.

Jack's-Jane
22-04-2010, 06:29 AM
So the Vet would have his/her gonads sliced and not take pain relief :roll:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=500

Also any Vet worth bothering with would do a post surgical check-up.

Personally I'd change Vets.

Blackberry & Co
22-04-2010, 07:04 AM
I wasn't given painkillers when my boys were done- they did stay in for half a day to make sure they were eating/pooping ok, and were really bouncy (I'd have taken them back for more painkillers had they needed it, but they were fine)

Kermit
22-04-2010, 07:06 AM
My wee cousin just had her Jack spayed at our vets, she got Metacam away with her and 2 post surgery checks.

I dont think id be happy with no pain relief for my bun x

bunny babe
22-04-2010, 07:10 AM
My female was spayed a few weeks ago and I was told to take her back for more pain relief. I did ring the following day to ask if I could administer metacam (and how much) as I had some in the house.

I agree with Jane, there should be a post op check too so it may be worth trying to find more bunny savvy vets.

weedug
22-04-2010, 07:38 AM
Faith was spayed recently and I was given the choice before the op if I wanted to buy extra pain relief for her at home and she had 2 post op checks although she had internal stitches. Mr Bubbles was neutered some time ago and I don't remember any extra pain relief for him, just what the vet gave him at the time, but he did have 2 post op checks. Maybe you should ask what the procedure is for spayed rabbits?
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indigo
22-04-2010, 07:59 AM
Tinker was sent home without any extra when she was spayed last friday, but i was given an aftercare sheet and a had a good chat with a nurse before i was allowed to bring her home!

This was followed up by a phone call the next morning to make sure she was weeing/pooing/drinking/eating and I've got a follow up at the vets tomorrow with her :) she's been fine, she didn't need any extra pain relief :)

pickles
22-04-2010, 08:27 AM
Apparently it's good for them not to have too much cos it means they are a wee bit more careful and don't tear around like mad like usual and end up doing themselves more harm. They do the same with dogs etc.

It seems a valid enough reason to me but I'm sure I might get contested with this!;)

youthnovels
22-04-2010, 08:30 AM
Archie came home without any. Then again as soon as we got him home he jumped out of his carrier and sprinted down the hallway binkying.:roll:

I pressumed that if he took a turn for the worse then I could of called them back up and took him back down!

Jack's-Jane
22-04-2010, 08:33 AM
Apparently it's good for them not to have too much cos it means they are a wee bit more careful and don't tear around like mad like usual and end up doing themselves more harm. They do the same with dogs etc.

It seems a valid enough reason to me but I'm sure I might get contested with this!;)

Please read ALL of this :)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=500

Shellypops
22-04-2010, 08:44 AM
Archie came home without any. Then again as soon as we got him home he jumped out of his carrier and sprinted down the hallway binkying.:roll:

I pressumed that if he took a turn for the worse then I could of called them back up and took him back down!

yeah I thought this too.. I had to take my Doe Bobby back the next day as she didn't eat and looked uncomfortable:cry:

prettylupin
22-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Please read ALL of this :)

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=500

My favourite article :thumb:

marie_kubiak
22-04-2010, 11:00 AM
That article says all that needs to be said :)

I would never consider sending an animal away from ANY surgery without pain relief.

louise and Gus
22-04-2010, 11:15 AM
My vet always gives pain relief for me to take home after any op. And is disturbed that some vets think it is ok not to!

PearlyGirl
22-04-2010, 01:26 PM
Are you using the vets in Balby???
This is the one of the reasons i stopped using them...my rabbits have never been there tbh but my dog was registered there and i had a friend who was a vet there,things i heard about the place made my register at vets for pets in wheatley sharpish!!!
They are a bit more expensive but a lot better. My friend took a bun there with dental issues and what turned out to be an abscess - she asked for pain relief and they refused point blank as it's unlicensed for buns,she even said if frances harcourt brown believes in it it's good enough for me,still no joy.
The bun died before it could be operated on sadly :cry:
So a word of warning,if in future the your bunny needs any pain relief at home they will not prescribe it.