View Full Version : My bunny has bowel cancer. Please help

22-03-2011, 12:47 PM
My bunny has seen the vet today as she wasn't eating this morning. They did a GA & smoothed some sharp spurs, but thought there was another problem.
The located a calcified 2cm mass in her guts just above her bladder which she reacts to when the area is touched directly.
They say they can't be sure what it is until they do an ultra sound & then exploritory surgery. But she's 6 years old & I know having a bowel operation would be very risky & only has a small chance of success.

I don't want her to be in pain. The vets have said to take each day as it comes but I've lost one bunny to stasis & if she's not eating & pooping properly I know it will lead to this. I don't know what to do. She's never had any health problems. I love her so much :cry:

22-03-2011, 01:08 PM
I can't help, but wanted to wish your bunny well, positive vibes from me xx

22-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Why not find out what you are both up against??Have a scan done.Just see?? It may not be so bad?? What makes you so sure its bowel cancer???
I really feel for you both.xxx

22-03-2011, 01:28 PM
Could the mass be IN her bladder-ie a urolith (bladder stone) ??

I agree that finding out what you are dealing with would be a good idea.

Is Bunny on any pain relief now ?

22-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Thank you.
Just because the vet said it was an unknown calcified mass. They can't do a scan until Thursday because the ultra sound spec isn't in until then.

Tree has suggested it could be an ulcer. Anyone had any experience of this?

22-03-2011, 04:23 PM
Sorry Jane,
I didn't see your post!

I've just brought her home. She's bright (digging up her blankie!) & apparently she's been eating loads which is great. No poops though.

The vet did do an ultra sound & x-rays. The mass is just behind her bladder but not in it or in her stomach either. The vets have discussed it & said it could be that it was just her teeth (hence why she's eating now) & this lump is normal for her, or that it's a build up of some type of grit from her veg or something, or (& this is what I'm praying it isn't) that it is cancerous & the only reason she's eating is the pain meds.

Since her dental with GA this morning she's had Zantac, Metaclopromide, & Metacam. I've got some recovery sachets incase she goes off her food again (although she has been eating herbs, readigrass, pellets, carrot, brocolli & celery at the vets since coming around). She has to go back to the vets at 9am to see how she's doing.

22-03-2011, 08:26 PM
sounds simular to what buttons had last year, he wasnt eating anything for a number of days and was being force fed and on a drip, he had a xray and they found a stomach mass, and because of the location our local vet advised us to take him to a specialist, we took him to john chitty and he removed the mass sucsesfully, and he made a full recovery