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    I Have a rabbit, teddy, with kidney faliure and me and my vet have agreed that when he worsens we are going to try anabolic steroids.
    I'd like to know if anyone has used them, what name or if they can point me in the direction of more info.
    At the moment i am pleased to say he is doing really well but i know there will come a day when he will get worse so we want to be prepared!


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    I don't know what steroids Lettie was on for her liver cancer but I can check my records. They gave her a good extra 6 months

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    I have had them for a guinea pig - ended up having an injection every two weeks, but started off at 3 weeks.
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    I have had several Chronic Renal Failure Buns on an anabolic steroid aswell as other meds. It certainly bought them more good quality time

    ETA The anabolic steroid was Nandralone
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    thanks..anyone have a name..my vets only has one type but she was open to better options if there is one.


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    thanks Jane..i think this might be the one she has


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    I never actually knew the name of the steroid my vet used on Holly pig.
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    This link may be helpful......ETA, NOW I'VE POSTED THE CORRECT LINK

    http://wildlife1.wildlifeinformation...lLagomorph.htm
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    laurabolin is the most commonly used at the moment. It improves appeite and increases metabolism and artificially, kidney filtration. the only side effect is possibly eventual weightloss as they also break down protein so good diet is important. They are palliative care. YOu could offer bunny hard boiled egg white for protein.

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    Does anyone think steroids would be any good for Sue? She only has half a kidney working and to maintain her weight she is on a high sugar, low calcium diet. Is it worth me discussing steroids with my vet? It's not something he has mentioned but given how every day with her is a bonus anything that may prolong her good quality of life would be welcome.

    I am glad your bunny is doing well at the moment Lisa and hope you don't mind me asking about Sue on your thread.

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