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    I hope you've booked him in to see a vet. It...

    I hope you've booked him in to see a vet. It could be a few things wrong, for example:
    - EC parasite - is treatable - a lot of rabbits have the parasite. It shouldn't be a reason to PTS. Usually...
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    Fleas leave gritty bits of dried blood poo in the...

    Fleas leave gritty bits of dried blood poo in the coat - that's usually the first sign there are fleas around. A fine tooth comb will usually pull them out, or feel the fur pulled out during a...
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    Fleas can bite other species, including humans....

    Fleas can bite other species, including humans. I've recently had signs of fleas on cats (they don't go outside) which presumably were brought in by dogs (who do go out). I sprayed the house, which...
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    There used to be an escaped(?) domestic rabbit...

    There used to be an escaped(?) domestic rabbit near me which lived on banking between the fields and a main road for a couple of years. It apparently bred with the wild rabbits, although I never saw...
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    I know people who used the charitable vets just...

    I know people who used the charitable vets just because they could, and they used to brag about it and how they worked the system, with some pets in his name and other pets in her name. They could...
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    You can't tell if the PDSA (or any other vet) is...

    You can't tell if the PDSA (or any other vet) is rabbit savvy without talking to them and asking key questions, as advised above. Sometimes you may be talking to the receptionist as well - and they...
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    The PDSA website says you need to meet certain...

    The PDSA website says you need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for teatment by them, but that does include State Pension if you live in a band A-D rated property - which is useful to know.
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    Photos of the poo would be useful. We also like...

    Photos of the poo would be useful. We also like pics of bunnies.
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    You can get 4' high puppy panels to fence off...

    You can get 4' high puppy panels to fence off areas - either permanently (for wires, etc), or to keep buns out while unsupervised. 4' high tends to deter most buns, as long as they can't climb on...
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    Bugsy's furry friend doesn't seem bothered by any...

    Bugsy's furry friend doesn't seem bothered by any of this...:lol:
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    It doesn't sound like this vet is particularly...

    It doesn't sound like this vet is particularly experienced with rabbit neutering, which would worry me.
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    Cecal poo is soft, dark and like small raisins....

    Cecal poo is soft, dark and like small raisins. You shouldn't normally be finding any as it is eaten as it is produced. Feeding lots of pellets can cause excess caecos.

    Standard poo is hard,...
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    Does need to be 6 months old for neutering.

    Does need to be 6 months old for neutering.
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    I had a rabbit with a calcified lung. Managed...

    I had a rabbit with a calcified lung. Managed fine, including regular GAs for dentals. Died of something unrelated age over 9 years. Only has X-rays - no CT scan.
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    It does sound like adolescent hormonal behaviour.

    It does sound like adolescent hormonal behaviour.
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    Either raise the ramp at the bottom end (eg put...

    Either raise the ramp at the bottom end (eg put it on a brick), or replace it completely with a series of steps (more bricks?). You could also take the ramp down and make it into one long, level...
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    Maine Coon coats have changed a lot from the...

    Maine Coon coats have changed a lot from the original 'wild' coat, which the first imports to the UK had in the 1980s - undercoat for insulation and long, weatherproof top coat. They've got a lot...
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    You have done everything you could for your...

    You have done everything you could for your rabbits. Just some things can't be fixed. I've had a similar run of events and I'm now starting to bond my oldest (v grumpy but lonely) rescue boy with a...
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    You don't have to follow anything up with the...

    You don't have to follow anything up with the vets if you don't feel able to. You can pick it up later or just park it. The vets are aware of the issues now because you have expressed your concerns -...
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    It's a very nice, personal, sympathetic response...

    It's a very nice, personal, sympathetic response - but it doesn't address the main issues of whether protocols were followed, especially regarding blood glucose monitoring and x-rays to determine if...
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    There are raised bowl holders for dogs which may...

    There are raised bowl holders for dogs which may be worth looking at. Or just use bricks.
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    Bowls - you can get coop cups which either hook...

    Bowls - you can get coop cups which either hook onto mesh or sit in a bracket which screws on to mesh. You can then try different heights to see if it helps. They come in several different sizes. The...
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    THe only thing I can suggest is to raise the...

    THe only thing I can suggest is to raise the water bowl so it's easier to take in and swallow. Maybe also with his food. Things like willow or apple branches (or hay) can be placed at varying heights...
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    I've found the only way to stop rabbits...

    I've found the only way to stop rabbits destroying something is to either stop access to it altogether or provide alternative entertainment so they are no longer interested in destruction. Lino edges...
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    Your flower patch has really taken off.

    Your flower patch has really taken off.
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