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Zahirre
29-12-2011, 11:23 PM
Although I'm not sure if I should be, as I have zero experience with dental buns!

Was in the vets today, paying our bill and there was a young woman there with a P@H uniform on. I asked her if she was in with a P@H animal and she said yes.

She told me the bun had been in for severe malacusion (sp?) When the nurse brought him out, she brought out his teeth as well.

He's had all of his front teeth removed (there were about 5/6 of them there!) His back teeth are still intact but the front have all gone.

I asked the P@H employee what was going to happen to him... She asked the nurse when he'd be better and she said 10 days to 2 weeks so the employee said he'd be going into the adoption centre.

Am I right to be really concerned? He was a beautiful little lop... not too old. Am worried that he's going to have problematic teeth and other problems and that he'll go to an owner who's not experienced.

He'd already been to a home but the woman owner took him back to P@H and they took him in and have paid for his treatment...

TeflonsShadow
29-12-2011, 11:25 PM
Sadly, this isn't that unusal.... the pets at home rabbits are massbred so issues with teeth are normal.

Yes, the bun will go into the adoption bit, I dont know how honest they will be about his health though..... His future looks as bleak as most P@H buns sadly. :(

Zahirre
29-12-2011, 11:27 PM
Sadly, this isn't that unusal.... the pets at home rabbits are massbred so issues with teeth are normal.

Yes, the bun will go into the adoption bit, I dont know how honest they will be about his health though..... His future looks as bleak as most P@H buns sadly. :(

I know P@H buns futures do look bleak at times, but I'm not sure if this bun is going to be more worse off because of his teeth?

I don't know...

nessar
29-12-2011, 11:31 PM
He may be better off than most actually, because the new owner will hopefully be given info on teeth, whereas most rabbit owners arent even aware of dental problems and rabbits.

Zahirre
29-12-2011, 11:48 PM
IF they tell them though...

There's 2 P@H in York. One is amazing, the other is horrendous. The one that this bun is from is horrendous.

I just wanted to ask because I wasn't sure if he'd be better in a sanctuary place or something. I don't know enough about buns teeth to know.

But, if it won't cause him any severe problems... Ok :)

TeflonsShadow
29-12-2011, 11:52 PM
Well..... It can go two ways. Either his removed teeth wont grow back, or they will. If they do, he'll need ops to keep removing them if they become troublesome....left unchecked, they could grow into his nose, eyes and even his brain if he survives that long.

Flip a coin.....heads or tails. Anyones guess :(

Zahirre
29-12-2011, 11:57 PM
Well..... It can go two ways. Either his removed teeth wont grow back, or they will. If they do, he'll need ops to keep removing them if they become troublesome....left unchecked, they could grow into his nose, eyes and even his brain if he survives that long.

Flip a coin.....heads or tails. Anyones guess :(

WOW :shock:

Well, don't think the P@H employee was very hot on buns at all. And, she was the one who was taking most interest (told the nurse that she'd had to come pick him up because no one else would and she insisted she was paid for it :roll: )

So, doubt she's too bothered to be honest. Or any of them...

Bit hard :/

KarenM
30-12-2011, 12:01 AM
Our local branches often have animals up for adoption that have known health problems (ie. they haven't tried to hide those problems from potential adoptees) so I don't think you can just assume the new owners won't be told before they take the bunny on. Perhaps you could pop in there in a week or so to see if the bunny is there and ensure that they're making people aware of his dental problems?

Zahirre
30-12-2011, 12:07 AM
Our local branches often have animals up for adoption that have known health problems (ie. they haven't tried to hide those problems from potential adoptees) so I don't think you can just assume the new owners won't be told before they take the bunny on. Perhaps you could pop in there in a week or so to see if the bunny is there and ensure that they're making people aware of his dental problems?

I wouldn't make the assumption if it wasn't this P@H. If it was the one closest to us, I know bun would be ok.

Because it's the other one, it's more concerning. They've had poor health buns in there before and when I've enquired, they've just said 'oh, it's what it says on the sheet'.

I'll go in and check in a weeks time to see.

The main reason I asked was because I didn't know whether such a bun would end up in a really bad state or if he'd need a specialist home.

If that's not the case, then I won't worry too much :) But I'll go in and check anyway!

paulinejoe
30-12-2011, 11:47 AM
we adopted joejoe from the clifton moor branch in york a few years ago with a respiratory health problem, and they were fantastic, they were so thorough about everything and chcecked his teeth before we left, he was marked as 'special care' on his enclosure. I thought all branches would have standard procedures so its worrying to see they don't. Thats a good idea about going in the shop to check, hope the poor bun goes to a good hone.