View Full Version : for all those with buns with tearduct problems

31-10-2006, 02:23 PM
Mayas has on going tear duct problems. He had been near on perfect over the warmer months, but now it has turned chilly, and we are having more wet days, his eyes are yucky. Anyone else see i difference with their buns (with tear duct problems) when the weather changes?

He had his myxi jab last friday, and the vet said he might need to go back on eye drops. Poor little man.

Gracie and animals x

31-10-2006, 02:32 PM
I have had exactly the same problem with Barley, his eye (it is just one eye), has been quite weepy and it started nearly exactly 2 weeks ago. I took him to the vets on Saturday and he currently has eye drops for the week, if he is not better within the week then he has to go back to the vets.

I would also be interested in other peoples experiences as I'm quite worried about Barley's eye as it looks quite nasty at the moment and I imagine that it is sore (although it's not affecting his character or eating at all).

31-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Donut had this. It gradually got worse, and she was having her tear ducts flushed by the vets every couple of weeks.
She had symptoms of pasturella when she was little, so i think its to do with that.

31-10-2006, 03:32 PM
Worsening of an already weepy eye could be a sign of dental problems.

Louie my little BIB has tear duct problems. He’s permanently on Tiacil eye drops every other day, which keep his eye free from infection he just has a small clear discharge. Every now and then he has the duct flushed. He also has a problem molar that needs sorting every 3-4 months, I can usually tell when a dental is needed as his eye gets worse.


31-10-2006, 05:48 PM
Loki has tear duct problems. If his hay or pellets are too dusty, one eye starts to run. Flushing the ducts helps some, but this summer he had a chronic runny eye that flushing didn't help. The vet didn't think it looked infected at all but prescribed some eye ointment just in case, and it did the trick.

The vet suspects that he may be getting a tooth root problem there, putting pressure on the tear duct and making it clog more frequently.

31-10-2006, 08:02 PM
Maya had his teeth checked (much to his discust) on Friday, when he went for his myxi vaccine. I saw a new vet and i was actually really impressed by her check up before his vaccine. She said there was no sign of teeth problems. I must admit the poor ol' man hasn't had his tear ducts flushed for 5 months, just didn't seem he needed it doing. Maybe its time to book him in again.

Gracie and animals x

01-11-2006, 10:27 AM
The tooth problems that affect tear ducts are only diagnosed conclusively through x-rays.

See here: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=5553


01-11-2006, 11:29 AM
My bunny Mabel has constant tear duct problems .... she just seems to come and go with them. Benn vet checked, been flushed etc.

01-11-2006, 08:36 PM
Made double appointment for Tuesday. Bindis going for VHD vaccine, so the vets gonna look at Mayas eyes again.

Gracie and animals x