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Kelly11
04-05-2013, 10:38 AM
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Hi all,

I would appreciate any advice from experienced rabbit owners as Daisy's eye is getting progressively more inflamed by the day.

The images above were taken on 4.5.13 (Saturday). We first noticed Daisy acting strangely on Wednesday, she wasn't moving much at all and was sat hunched in the corner most of the day, appearing to do what little movements she did in slow motion. At this point we didn't see any inflammation of the eye.

We took her to the vet that afternoon who examined her. He looked in her mouth and suggested that it could be an abscess behind the eye. one of her back teeth was quite long, which I know is common. It was only when he was investigating and pulling her brow that we noticed some redness in the corner of her eye.

We were given Metacam to be taken daily in doses of 40ml for 10 days, and Baytril to be taken in does of 70ml also for 10 days.

On Thursday morning (2.5.13) we noticed the eye was more inflamed and was starting to protrude slightly, and by Friday it was worse still. At this point we took her immediately back to the vet on the Friday who then told us to cease giving her the Baytril, but continue with Metacam. She was given a penicillin injection instead which we were told would last for 5-7 days, and if this didn't reduce the issues then she would be booked in for next Wednesday for an x-ray (8.5.13). She was also administered with eye drops that we were told to use twice daily, with the vet kindly giving the first dose there and then.

This morning here eye is now even more inflamed (see pics above) and I'm not sure what effect the medicine is having on her eye, although since the first visit to the vets on Wednesday, she has been back to her usual energetic self. With her and Dillon being our first rabbits I am unsure as to whether more puss is a sign of healing or whether the vets are botching my rabbit's eye as the redness is getting worse by the day!!! If anyone can advise as to what the vet is doing is right, or whether my concerns are wrong, then I would be extremely grateful for your feedback.

Thanks

Kelly x

Jack's-Jane
04-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Are you cleaning the eye a few times a day to remove the pus, not just putting the drops in ?

What are the eyedrops called ?

I would be inclined to get the Vet to take another look at her today

ripminnie
04-05-2013, 11:10 AM
I can't see the pics :( I'm sorry your bunny is poorly :( i don't have any experience of eye problems I'm afraid, but hopefully someone else will be able to help. If you are at all unsure of your vet though, i would look for an exotics specialist as rabbits are classed as exotic. Where abouts are you? I'm sure somebody will be able to recommend a vet for you x

bunny babe
04-05-2013, 11:11 AM
I agree with Jane that the vet should take another look today if it is getting worse.

It might be worth posting on here to see if anyone can recommend a bunny savvy vet in your area that can be recommended (not saying yours isn't but it is always good to either confirm who you go to or have them available in case a seocnd opinion is needed).

Kelly11
04-05-2013, 11:30 AM
Yes, the pus was only really noticeable yesterday and the vet cleaned it out yesterday, and we cleaned the eye again this morning before applying the drops.

The drops are called 'Fucithalmic Vet' Fusidic Acid if hat helps, sorry that doesn't mean much to me.

Is everyone not able to see the pics??

Kelly x

Kelly11
04-05-2013, 11:33 AM
I can't see the pics :( I'm sorry your bunny is poorly :( i don't have any experience of eye problems I'm afraid, but hopefully someone else will be able to help. If you are at all unsure of your vet though, i would look for an exotics specialist as rabbits are classed as exotic. Where abouts are you? I'm sure somebody will be able to recommend a vet for you x

Thank you - We are in Stockport and have been seeing Companion Care in Pets at Home. It's the only place we have ever been, so we are tempted to try somewhere else

Lobo
04-05-2013, 01:39 PM
Hi all,

I would appreciate any advice from experienced rabbit owners as Daisy's eye is getting progressively more inflamed by the day.

The images above were taken on 4.5.13 (Saturday). We first noticed Daisy acting strangely on Wednesday, she wasn't moving much at all and was sat hunched in the corner most of the day, appearing to do what little movements she did in slow motion. At this point we didn't see any inflammation of the eye.

We took her to the vet that afternoon who examined her. He looked in her mouth and suggested that it could be an abscess behind the eye. one of her back teeth was quite long, which I know is common. It was only when he was investigating and pulling her brow that we noticed some redness in the corner of her eye.

We were given Metacam to be taken daily in doses of 40ml for 10 days, and Baytril to be taken in does of 70ml also for 10 days.

On Thursday morning (2.5.13) we noticed the eye was more inflamed and was starting to protrude slightly, and by Friday it was worse still. At this point we took her immediately back to the vet on the Friday who then told us to cease giving her the Baytril, but continue with Metacam. She was given a penicillin injection instead which we were told would last for 5-7 days, and if this didn't reduce the issues then she would be booked in for next Wednesday for an x-ray (8.5.13). She was also administered with eye drops that we were told to use twice daily, with the vet kindly giving the first dose there and then.

This morning here eye is now even more inflamed (see pics above) and I'm not sure what effect the medicine is having on her eye, although since the first visit to the vets on Wednesday, she has been back to her usual energetic self. With her and Dillon being our first rabbits I am unsure as to whether more puss is a sign of healing or whether the vets are botching my rabbit's eye as the redness is getting worse by the day!!! If anyone can advise as to what the vet is doing is right, or whether my concerns are wrong, then I would be extremely grateful for your feedback.

Thanks

Kelly x

I hope I am correct in assuming these doses are typing errors.

Kelly11
04-05-2013, 01:43 PM
I hope I am correct in assuming these doses are typing errors.

apologies 0.4ml and 0.75ml x

dizzyg
04-05-2013, 10:30 PM
I'm not very helpful at health, but I wanted to send vibes for your lovely girlie.

If you make a thread in 'Rabbit Chat' entitled 'Bunny Savvy Vet in...' people near you will no doubt have recommendations.

I hope she feels better soon. That looks very sore. :(

biscandmatt1
04-05-2013, 10:51 PM
ouch, that looks sore :(

can you get to ashleigh vets in whalley range? see aidan, he is excellent. :wave:

bunny babe
05-05-2013, 08:25 AM
ouch, that looks sore :(

can you get to ashleigh vets in whalley range? see aidan, he is excellent. :wave:

I was going to say him too :thumb:


There is also Molly Varga who is based in Holmes Chapel (looking at trains it is about 30 mins away).

http://www.cheshirepet.co.uk/?team-member=molly-varga


If you type either of the names above in here, you will hear good things about both (or even just on the internet)

Jack's-Jane
05-05-2013, 08:27 AM
I have been in contact with the OP via PM and I am hoping that Bunny was taken to a Vet last night xx

bunny babe
05-05-2013, 08:30 AM
I have been in contact with the OP via PM and I am hoping that Bunny was taken to a Vet last night xx

I hope he is OK, it looks very sore.

Kelly11
05-05-2013, 11:05 AM
we have got her booked in at 1230
her eye looks better but we are struggaling to get the goo out - she wont let us near her (probably after yesterday and us going near her eye) did not want to stress her so even if the vest just clean the eye out for us

ive noticed she is not really eating hay either ..... fingers crossed they will give us more information later! xx

biscandmatt1
05-05-2013, 11:30 AM
hope the vets goes well. :wave:

Kelly11
06-05-2013, 11:30 AM
hope the vets goes well. :wave:

Hey everyone thanks for the messages

We took her back and they cleaned her eye out for us and put the eye gel on and it did look better ... Think we freak out coz we see the goo!!

He said Penicilin will take a few data to get to the abscess so give it time and were back in wed for a check up

She's put weight bk on which is gd, she was a bit miserable yday but I think all the vet trips and ppl playing with her eye stressed her.

shes back eating hay too im so happy! here eye is still gooey but i managed to get the drops in it this morning and clean it a tiny bit - vets are so much better at handeling them! i might google - cleaning rabbits eye later! but im just so happy shes back eating hay xxx

ripminnie
06-05-2013, 12:14 PM
ouch, that looks sore :(

can you get to ashleigh vets in whalley range? see aidan, he is excellent. :wave:

Yes go to ashleigh vets if you can, aidan is awesome.

Kelly11
08-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Yes go to ashleigh vets if you can, aidan is awesome.

Hey everyone

Took Daisy back for a check up this morning and they have kept her in:( shes better shes eating and eye is OK but its still bulging so they want to get to the bottom on it and resolve it sooner rather than later.

They are going to xray her and operate on her tooth - drain the tear duct and maybe file the tooth down :( i was so upset! i hope she pulls through ok xxxx

Fellie
08-05-2013, 01:08 PM
Awww - poor little Daisy - loads of vibes for a quick recovery

bunny babe
08-05-2013, 01:16 PM
I hope she will be OK, sending her lots of vibes x

biscandmatt1
08-05-2013, 01:21 PM
poor bunny. i hope she will be ok x

Kelly11
08-05-2013, 07:30 PM
poor bunny. i hope she will be ok x


Got her home and we have brought the hutch inside ... shes with our other rabbit Dillon - i didnt want to seperate them as they are always together .... but shes very groggy and sleep and hes very energetic!! which is not helping lol

they gave her some food and she took it and they said she did well

195 pounds for everything - anaesthetic, tooth op (they removed the 2 back teeth - well they werent even teeth just like stumps of broken tooth so removed that) flushed the tear duct, and medication .... penicilin too lol bless her

got to take her in for a few check ups could be an on going thing like to manage it in the future be it injections on medication xxx

bunny babe
08-05-2013, 08:08 PM
I hope the meds kick in soon and she makes a full recovery.

A lot of us on here have dental bunnies, it is a common problem but can be managed.

biscandmatt1
08-05-2013, 08:56 PM
she's done really well. i hope she makes a full recovery. x

Kelly11
08-05-2013, 09:21 PM
she's done really well. i hope she makes a full recovery. x

thank you everyone :) yeah shes doing ok seen her drinking lots just not ate anything yet but shes very sleepy! xxx

fingers crossed she will pull through
xxx

biscandmatt1
08-05-2013, 09:31 PM
thank you everyone :) yeah shes doing ok seen her drinking lots just not ate anything yet but shes very sleepy! xxx

fingers crossed she will pull through
xxx

bless her. they're always so quiet and sleepy after an op aren't they. good she is drinking though. hope she will be eating very soon aswell. x

shelley
08-05-2013, 09:54 PM
I hope she gets well soon and doesnt have any future problems

tulsi
08-05-2013, 10:28 PM
Glad she is drinking and is home with her companion.

Kelly11
09-05-2013, 10:26 AM
Glad she is drinking and is home with her companion.

Hi,

just wanted to give you an update :)

Shes doing well, kept her in her hutch overnight with Dillon.... was very strange having them inside!

This morning she has eaten few pellets, apple, cabbage and broccoli - only a few pieces of each but this is a good sign :) still a bit sleepy but shes getting there xxx

biscandmatt1
09-05-2013, 11:39 AM
glad to hear she is eating some bits now. :)

Kelly11
22-05-2013, 09:05 AM
Hi Everyone

i have daisy's last appointment today for her last penicillin injection

shes doing really well - she got an eye ulcer so been doing eye drops 3 times a day but i think thats gone now

only thing im worried about as her eye still seems a bit bulgey :( you cant tell untill you get up close and because im putting eye drops in i can tell its sticking out a bit

worried what the vets are going to say :( xxxx