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biscandmatt1
14-06-2011, 02:42 PM
i've just found a scab on matts ear, at the base of the ear. it's dried blood now obviously but it wasn't there yesterday. :?

he has always had a lump there and it was tested and the results came back saying it was just dead skin and tissue.

i don't know what would have caused this. he hasn't been scratching or anything, no more than normal and if anything he has been really happy and lively lately. :?

we were at the vets just under three weeks ago and everything was ok.

should i take him to the vets or just let it heal as it's started to anyway?

LauryStevens
14-06-2011, 02:44 PM
If he is ok in himself and nothing about the way he is acting has changed...then I would leave him be :)

biscandmatt1
14-06-2011, 02:58 PM
If he is ok in himself and nothing about the way he is acting has changed...then I would leave him be :)

he is ok now but he has been a bit 'off'. we thought it was because he had his vhd vacc at the vets and was taking a while to get back to normal. he's been fine lately though. :?

i can see i'm going to end up at the vets again. i won't settle now until he's been checked over. :(

biscandmatt1
14-06-2011, 03:27 PM
just checked him over properly and there is a big lump and then in the middle of that there is the scab. it's about a cm maybe. o/h just looked aswell and we both always kiss and stroke his ears and we both know it wasn't there yesterday.

i'm wondering if matt has scratched in the night and taken his little lump off that he has there and made it bleed. but then it seems too big and thick a scab to have just been a little scratch.

he seems ok but i'm worried now. :(

biscandmatt1
14-06-2011, 03:56 PM
it looks really bad now on the pics -

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/biscandmatt/DSCF1025.jpg

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/biscandmatt/DSCF1024.jpg

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/biscandmatt/DSCF1018.jpg

could this happen overnight? we both think we would have felt it yesterday if it was there.

any ideas what it could be?

biscandmatt1
14-06-2011, 05:41 PM
just to update - we are off to the vets tomorrow.

matt has just eaten his veggie, he's running round and seems perfectly fine which is good. i just hope this is nothing serious.

biscandmatt1
15-06-2011, 09:30 AM
does anyone have any ideas what this could be?

this morning it actually looks a bit better if anything. i thought maybe mites at first and matts scratched too much.. but he isn't scratching or pulling at his ears or anything.. :?

he's also fine again in himself today.

eta: changed my mind about the mites. they're both scratching their ears now. just been watching them and they're making me itch just watching! bet it was that stupid cheap sainsburys hay. :roll: and i hope the piggies don't get them now aswell. :(

biscandmatt1
15-06-2011, 07:42 PM
thought i'd update, even though i'm talking to myself! :lol:

we've been to the vets and he said it's a bite on matts ear!! :shock: he thinks bisc might have nipped matt (by accident of course ;)) ... but it's healing nicely but if it starts to get crusty or when the scab starts to fall off and the skin is a bit red/or it gets any pus, then i have to bathe it twice a day with warm salt water, and i've got some baytril aswell so we have it here incase he needs that.

they also had a nail trim.

really happy it's nothing serious. :)

ANNASBUNNIES
15-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Glad to hear everything was alright at the vets and hope his ear clears up soon.

xx :-)

hannah.mc
15-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Great news!!!!!!!!!

High fives to Matt!!!!!

Naughty Bisc!!!

mini lop1
15-06-2011, 08:46 PM
missed this, glad its nothing serious and is healing well

biscandmatt1
16-06-2011, 09:44 AM
Glad to hear everything was alright at the vets and hope his ear clears up soon.

xx :-)



Great news!!!!!!!!!

High fives to Matt!!!!!

Naughty Bisc!!!



missed this, glad its nothing serious and is healing well

thank you :)

matt was so angry though about going to the vets. he isn't normally that bad but he had been agitated all day and was furious! :shock: when we got back he refused to forgive me! :shock: he was shaking so much in the carrier there and back. :(

he's rested since we got back and even this morning i can tell he still isn't happy with me :(

i feel so sorry for him because he's snuffly, agitated, got a scabby ear now, it wasn't that long ago he had stasis aswell, and he must be feeling a bit rubbish right now. :(

biscandmatt1
17-06-2011, 12:03 PM
poor matt. he's not himself. :( he seems quite agitated. his scab is healing well, with a little crusting round the edge. but the overall lump is alot less red now. but he just seems a bit down with it all and he keeps shaking his head and trying not to scratch it. :(

he's snuffly anyway, and the trip to the vets and his scab annoying him has just taken it out of him. :(

i hate seeing him not happy. :(

Amy104
17-06-2011, 12:21 PM
I'm sure he'll pick up soon poor thing.

When Apollo came her he had a complete hole in his ear where he'd been bitten but surprisingly it healed really well. Only sign now is that the fur has grown back white even though he's black.

biscandmatt1
17-06-2011, 01:30 PM
I'm sure he'll pick up soon poor thing.

When Apollo came her he had a complete hole in his ear where he'd been bitten but surprisingly it healed really well. Only sign now is that the fur has grown back white even though he's black.

thanks. he's perked up a bit now after playing outside which he loves. it seems to be healing well so that's good.

how strange the fur growing back white! bet it looks cute though :love:

GrahamL
17-06-2011, 01:32 PM
poor matt. he's not himself. :( he seems quite agitated. his scab is healing well, with a little crusting round the edge. but the overall lump is alot less red now. but he just seems a bit down with it all and he keeps shaking his head and trying not to scratch it. :(

he's snuffly anyway, and the trip to the vets and his scab annoying him has just taken it out of him. :(

i hate seeing him not happy. :(

We know stress makes snuffles flare up badly, im sure thats all it is and he'll be back on form soon.

Thinking of you and bisc & matt.

Amy104
17-06-2011, 01:35 PM
You can just about see it on his nearest ear...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd158/amy104_2007/Apollo/SDC10939.jpg

biscandmatt1
17-06-2011, 04:17 PM
We know stress makes snuffles flare up badly, im sure thats all it is and he'll be back on form soon.

Thinking of you and bisc & matt.

i hope so. he is due another stronger course of his meds in about a week so that should get him back on track again. :)





You can just about see it on his nearest ear...

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd158/amy104_2007/Apollo/SDC10939.jpg

aw, yes i can see it. :love:

biscandmatt1
18-06-2011, 01:09 PM
matt cheered up for a bit yesterday but now he's not quite right again. last night he ate his veg, but then not much hay, he didn't get excited when o/h changed the litter trays, and he didn't want any of the plate of dried herbs they have at bed time. :(

he's eaten some hay and probiotics this morning and was fine being nebulised but he looks tired and he's snuffly. he just wants to rest alot. :(

i've upped his metacam and i think from tonight i will start to bathe his scab twice a day aswell.

hannah.mc
18-06-2011, 09:10 PM
Oh bless Matt!!!!
He's having a hard time of it isn't he?
You may have mentioned it but are he and Bisc outdoor buns?
My buns are moulting at the moment but I'm a little worried their coats are thinning out while it's going cool over night. Would Matt benefit from a Snugglesafe? Maybe keep him warm and help him get himself better?
Still give his some high 5s from me as he's really fighting whatever's going on isn't he? xxxx

biscandmatt1
18-06-2011, 09:34 PM
Oh bless Matt!!!!
He's having a hard time of it isn't he?
You may have mentioned it but are he and Bisc outdoor buns?
My buns are moulting at the moment but I'm a little worried their coats are thinning out while it's going cool over night. Would Matt benefit from a Snugglesafe? Maybe keep him warm and help him get himself better?
Still give his some high 5s from me as he's really fighting whatever's going on isn't he? xxxx

he's certainly been through alot but he copes really well considering. they live indoors and he's always warm anyway! even in winter! :lol:

bisc's moulting at the minute aswell.

i am pleased to say though that matt has cheered up so much this afternoon. i got them a giant paper tunnel from pampered piggies so i got that out to try and distact him and cheer him up and he was really happy and kept looking at it and then us as though he couldn't believe it was for him. :lol::love:

he's also done some binkies aswell and chased bisc around so i was so happy when he did that. :D

i think increasing his metacam has helped. and his scab is definitely smaller now which is good. :D

he's eaten all his veg and more hay this afternoon than the whole of yesterday. :)

i'll give him high 5's from you, thank you. :lol::) he certainly battles on whatever is happening. he's a tough bun, but i also think he knows his routine now and he loves bisc so much and that helps him through. :love: i am very proud of him x

hannah.mc
18-06-2011, 10:13 PM
:cry:


In a good way!!!!! I feel the need to start a little "Matt fan club!!!!!! Brave bunny!!!!

Sounds like he had a fab day if there's been lots of binkies and eating!!!!!

Hope the high fives go down well xxxxxx

biscandmatt1
19-06-2011, 01:49 PM
:cry:


In a good way!!!!! I feel the need to start a little "Matt fan club!!!!!! Brave bunny!!!!

Sounds like he had a fab day if there's been lots of binkies and eating!!!!!

Hope the high fives go down well xxxxxx

aw, a matt fan club! :love:

he's pretty much back to normal now. :D we've just been outside for a bit and he loves that. they keep getting excited and binkying when the wind blew their paper tunnel across the garden! :shock::lol:

hannah.mc
19-06-2011, 09:16 PM
aw, a matt fan club! :love:

he's pretty much back to normal now. :D we've just been outside for a bit and he loves that. they keep getting excited and binkying when the wind blew their paper tunnel across the garden! :shock::lol:

:D

GrahamL
20-06-2011, 08:38 AM
Glad to hear he's feeling better again :love:

biscandmatt1
21-06-2011, 02:34 PM
thanks. his scab is improving daily. it's kind of shrinking into the middle. vet warned it will not look nice when it falls off though :mrgreen:

biscandmatt1
25-06-2011, 09:25 PM
matts scab has fallen off. where it was is all pinky gunge and pus :mrgreen:

i will have to start bathing it and i hope it won't sting him :( but bisc keeps licking it and the vet said that will just put bacteria in it which obviously we don't want.

i have to watch for signs of infection now and make sure it keeps clean. and watch for matt being under the weather and maybe needing antibiotics.

hannah.mc
25-06-2011, 10:37 PM
Oh heck!!!!!
Lots of food for Bisc to keep him off Matt's grotty ear!!!!!
Good luck xx

biscandmatt1
25-06-2011, 10:57 PM
Oh heck!!!!!
Lots of food for Bisc to keep him off Matt's grotty ear!!!!!
Good luck xx

i keep moving bisc and he glares at me like i'm the devil or something! :lol:

at least matts very well behaved so he won't have any problems with me bathing it for him. :love: i hope it clears up quickly now for him.

biscandmatt1
27-06-2011, 01:13 AM
here's some pics of his ear now. its healing well.

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/biscandmatt/bisc%20and%20matt%202011/DSCF1179-1.jpg

http://i689.photobucket.com/albums/vv257/biscandmatt/bisc%20and%20matt%202011/DSCF1139.jpg

i think when it heals he will have a bald patch until the fur grows back. :love:

biscandmatt1
08-07-2011, 06:37 AM
matts ear is healing really well. it is just a bald patch now :lol::love: and it has a thin layer of new skin. but it's looking fantastic now. :)

biscandmatt1
17-07-2011, 02:54 PM
just a quick update - matts ear is really really good now. it's got a brand new layer of skin over the hole, but it's still bald! :lol: but it should be completely healed very soon. :)