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Liz47
08-09-2015, 06:39 PM
I feel awful, like it must be something I've been or not been feeding them! They've always had constant fresh hay and at least two different types and plenty to chew etc but I suppose these things happen. Just odd they both need dentals at the same time. Beanos on metacam since slight spurs were spotted on her upper molars last Friday. Gordon was on gut meds a couple of weeks ago for on and off eating as the vet said what he could see of his teeth looked fine so though we'd try something else before going in with a GA and he has been fine since but is again not finishing all the pellets (like beano) and is slow to start eating veg and sometimes turns it down so he's on metacam too and will be having his stomach checked and teeth checked too and possible work done if needed. Bless them both :(

honeybunny
08-09-2015, 06:53 PM
oh dear, hope they are both ok xx

MightyMax
08-09-2015, 07:03 PM
I feel awful, like it must be something I've been or not been feeding them! They've always had constant fresh hay and at least two different types and plenty to chew etc but I suppose these things happen. Just odd they both need dentals at the same time. Beanos on metacam since slight spurs were spotted on her upper molars last Friday. Gordon was on gut meds a couple of weeks ago for on and off eating as the vet said what he could see of his teeth looked fine so though we'd try something else before going in with a GA and he has been fine since but is again not finishing all the pellets (like beano) and is slow to start eating veg and sometimes turns it down so he's on metacam too and will be having his stomach checked and teeth checked too and possible work done if needed. Bless them both :(

Don't they worry us, these bunnies?

Dental issues begin with the breeder very often - the genetic line and what they are fed whilst young. We have to pick up the pieces.

I hope both your lovely boys will be OK :wave:

Scrappy's Little Helper
08-09-2015, 08:13 PM
Sending vibes for Beano and Gordon. I think the problem with being a bunny parent is that, no matter how much you do your best for them, you can't help feeling guilty and blaming yourself when they get poorly. I know I always did (still do in fact :( ) about Scrappy. I agree with Mighty Max, bad teeth in older bunnies are often caused by factors beyond our control. I had Scrappy on a very strict diet of various types of hay, forage and fibafirst. Despite being a good hay eater, she still got molar spurs. Apparently her previous owner had her on a terrible diet so I was always going to have an uphill battle with her teeth! Don't beat yourself up about it, you're doing the very best you can for them and you're getting the problem dealt with. xx

mini lop1
08-09-2015, 08:43 PM
awww bless the, both sending vibes for Thursday, its not your fault just these things happen, could be due to anything, getting alittle older, genetics etc, but you will know all that

Mrs. Bunnykins
08-09-2015, 11:40 PM
Vibes on the way..... xxx

Barn Yard Bunnies
09-09-2015, 08:42 AM
Good luck tomorrow. For years I never had a dental rabbit, ironically when I fed little hay, because I didn't know how much they needed. In recent years had three dental bunnies when they get the best hay, although my foster bunny came to me as a dental bunny. Don't feel bad, you just don't know which bunnies will end up with dental problems.

xxx_Ra_xxx
09-09-2015, 08:51 AM
Awww I hope both your rabbits are ok, sending vibes your way.

Liz47
09-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Thank you everyone. Will have to go straight to work after I drop them off tomorrow and then I finish at 4pm, feel bad I won't be able to pick them up earlier but at least they can stay and be monitored longer.

MightyMax
09-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Thank you everyone. Will have to go straight to work after I drop them off tomorrow and then I finish at 4pm, feel bad I won't be able to pick them up earlier but at least they can stay and be monitored longer.

Good luck for tomorrow :D

Liz47
10-09-2015, 09:37 AM
Thank you. Just dropped them both off, Gordon does have slight spurs which weren't visible on his last visit so left them both for dentals, will be thinking about them while I'm at work. :(

Liz47
10-09-2015, 03:39 PM
Just rang the vets back and Gordons back tooth was growing into his jaw and whilst they were burring a blood vessel was caught and he lost a fair amount of blood. He's on fluids and they're monitoring his blood pressure etc but he's taking longer to come round fully from the aneasthetic. My poor boy :cry:

tonibun
10-09-2015, 03:42 PM
:( Sending lots of recovery vibes for Gordon.

joey&boo
10-09-2015, 03:47 PM
The poor wee man, I hope he stabilises very soon

Liz47
10-09-2015, 06:58 PM
Thank you. Beano is with him and doing well. The vet said he has been eating but he's stopped now, he's due some critical care around now as he hasn't eaten in a couple of hours. He's struggling to maintain his own temperature so has heating and still on fluids. He's had pain killer and gut stimulant. He's still wobbly from the anaesthetic he had this morning when I was with him. :(

Angie B
10-09-2015, 07:13 PM
Oh poor Gordon, I hope he gets better soon. He's in the right place though and they're keeping a very close eye on him so fingers and paws crossed he's okay xx

joey&boo
10-09-2015, 07:22 PM
Thank you. Beano is with him and doing well. The vet said he has been eating but he's stopped now, he's due some critical care around now as he hasn't eaten in a couple of hours. He's struggling to maintain his own temperature so has heating and still on fluids. He's had pain killer and gut stimulant. He's still wobbly from the anaesthetic he had this morning when I was with him. :(


You've been to see him? It'd be lovely to be able to do that. Still rooting for Gordon & a full recovery. do keep us updated

Liz47
10-09-2015, 07:27 PM
Thank you both. Very worried about him. I wasn't allowed in the back but the nurse brought them out into a little room where I could sit with them. Beano was having a potter and eating hay but Gordon was wobbling and just rested his head on me, he looked at points like he was going to eat hay but didn't.

Bunny Buddy
10-09-2015, 07:27 PM
I'm really sorry to read your update, I hope he is recovering better by now.

Liz47
11-09-2015, 08:36 AM
Thank you. Vets have just rang, he's moving about more and looks less miserable but is still reluctant to eat so he's been having critical care. He's not had any hay but had a tiny nibble on herbs and a little slice of carrot so I need eating vibes for him :( Beano is back to her usual self and is nomming everything, even pellets again so I am happy about that.

Jack's-Jane
11-09-2015, 08:55 AM
Thank you. Vets have just rang, he's moving about more and looks less miserable but is still reluctant to eat so he's been having critical care. He's not had any hay but had a tiny nibble on herbs and a little slice of carrot so I need eating vibes for him :( Beano is back to her usual self and is nomming everything, even pellets again so I am happy about that.

Goodness what an ordeal poor Gordon is having. I really hope that he will improve throughout the day. It has to be a positive sign that he made it through the critical hours after the haemorrhage. He obviously has a strong heart and a fighting spirit. Lots of vibes being sent xx

Fee
11-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Lots of vibes from me too... Xxxx

MightyMax
11-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Thank you. Vets have just rang, he's moving about more and looks less miserable but is still reluctant to eat so he's been having critical care. He's not had any hay but had a tiny nibble on herbs and a little slice of carrot so I need eating vibes for him :( Beano is back to her usual self and is nomming everything, even pellets again so I am happy about that.

So sorry to hear this. I really hope he picks up soon. I expect he will come back with a pack of antibiotics and painkillers x

Liz47
11-09-2015, 01:16 PM
Thank you. Yes he's already on antibiotics and pain killers so will continue those at home. Beano is on metacam too. Will need to remember to ask how long I need to keep giving them both pain killers after a dental. He has been picking at bits of hay so hopefully will be able to collect them tonight and see if he picks up here.

MightyMax
11-09-2015, 01:31 PM
Thank you. Yes he's already on antibiotics and pain killers so will continue those at home. Beano is on metacam too. Will need to remember to ask how long I need to keep giving them both pain killers after a dental. He has been picking at bits of hay so hopefully will be able to collect them tonight and see if he picks up here.

I really feel for you. It's such a worry and with Buns having to keep on eating - extra pressure!

Perhaps a few soaked pellets or grated veg for his sore mouth, if needed. Pail killers are truly wonderful things for rabbits!

xxx_Ra_xxx
11-09-2015, 01:48 PM
Your really are having a bad time, I hope Gordon picks up soon. Maybe he misses his home comforts and when you get him home he might start eating. I know my rabbit hates being away from me. Sending vibes xx

Liz47
11-09-2015, 07:27 PM
Thank you, they're back now and beano is acting fine Gordon is a little quieter than usual but he's been eating more, including hay! :)

joey&boo
11-09-2015, 07:33 PM
So pleased they are home & hay eating. What little treasures

Bunny Buddy
11-09-2015, 07:35 PM
Good to read such a positive update. I always think of the poor vet in those situations too, I'm sure they will be greatly relieved too.

Liz47
11-09-2015, 07:49 PM
Thank you :) Yes I thought about the vet too, he was really good explaining to me what happened over the phone and then when I went to see them he drew a diagram of his tooth and what happened!

susie bun
11-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Sorry I missed this, adding belated vibes for continued good recoveries. XX