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    Default Daisy is poorly again :(

    She went off her food again yesterday, so took her back to the vets as I thought maybe her bladder sludge was building up again... Only normal wee came out though, so the vet said to keep an eye on her, and they would give her more antibiotics if she was no better today. No better and eating less, so I took her back this afternoon, using some holiday from work..
    They were running half an hour late as usual, which was annoying to start with, then I had to see a new vet who has only just started there, who I didn't like at all
    He had a good look at her teeth, as they have a couple of tiny Spurs at the back, but I know the problem isn't her teeth. She's been eating hay like it's going out of fashion for the last few weeks, I am 99% convinced it's not her teeth. So anyway, she's had the usual cocktail - metacam, emeprid, ranitidine and baytril. Have to take her back every day for a week for baytril injections, as she won't take it orally. I'm exhausted. Just want her well again


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    Quote Originally Posted by ripminnie View Post
    She went off her food again yesterday, so took her back to the vets as I thought maybe her bladder sludge was building up again... Only normal wee came out though, so the vet said to keep an eye on her, and they would give her more antibiotics if she was no better today. No better and eating less, so I took her back this afternoon, using some holiday from work..
    They were running half an hour late as usual, which was annoying to start with, then I had to see a new vet who has only just started there, who I didn't like at all
    He had a good look at her teeth, as they have a couple of tiny Spurs at the back, but I know the problem isn't her teeth. She's been eating hay like it's going out of fashion for the last few weeks, I am 99% convinced it's not her teeth. So anyway, she's had the usual cocktail - metacam, emeprid, ranitidine and baytril. Have to take her back every day for a week for baytril injections, as she won't take it orally. I'm exhausted. Just want her well again

    Oh no, I'm so sorry!

    I'm glad you've got 'the works' for stasis, though as you say, heaven only knows why it's come back again. I'm sure your instinct is correct about the teeth.

    What did you think of the new vet? Would you see him again? Do you think it may be a UTI?

    I really hope this gets Daisy out of the mire very quickly xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Oh no, I'm so sorry!

    I'm glad you've got 'the works' for stasis, though as you say, heaven only knows why it's come back again. I'm sure your instinct is correct about the teeth.

    What did you think of the new vet? Would you see him again? Do you think it may be a UTI?

    I really hope this gets Daisy out of the mire very quickly xx

    Thanks... I do think UTI, yes.. She only had 3 days of baytril last time, which probably wasn't enough. Didn't like the new vet at all, as he seemed very tunnel-visioned about teeth. I know my rabbits, and her teeth are fine. She has also been spotting urine, so that's a major telltale sign of UTI!


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    I'm sorry that Daisy is unwell again. It's also very unsatisfactory when you've seen a new vet that you're not that keen on.

    Would your vet let you and would you consider giving Daisy the injections yourself? Baytril is really easy to inject and doesn't clog up like Penicillin is prone to doing. It would save her having to go to the vets and would save you so much time as well.

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    Oh no sending lots of vibes for her, and hugs for you xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripminnie View Post
    Thanks... I do think UTI, yes.. She only had 3 days of baytril last time, which probably wasn't enough. Didn't like the new vet at all, as he seemed very tunnel-visioned about teeth. I know my rabbits, and her teeth are fine. She has also been spotting urine, so that's a major telltale sign of UTI!

    Three days? Nowhere near enough in my opinion (for a suspected UTI)

    Are you not wanting to do the baytril injections yourself, or did the vet give you no option?

    Shame about the new vet. Sometimes fresh eyes can shed a better light ...

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    They would let me inject, well, the vets I usually see would, but last time I cocked it up and it came out the other side, so I darent risk it now


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    Quote Originally Posted by ripminnie View Post
    They would let me inject, well, the vets I usually see would, but last time I cocked it up and it came out the other side, so I darent risk it now
    Oh we've all cocked it up and done that

    You could practise at the vet surgery injecting sterile saline. They nurse would be able to show you and you could have a few practise goes

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    I think sometimes when they have sludge, when they wee the sludge tends to stay in the bladder and the normal wee floats above it and gets passed out. Perhaps you could ask for an x-ray to see what's going on in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pippin'sMum View Post
    I think sometimes when they have sludge, when they wee the sludge tends to stay in the bladder and the normal wee floats above it and gets passed out. Perhaps you could ask for an x-ray to see what's going on in there.
    Thanks, yes I realise that, we were just trying to avoid a GA as Daisy is getting on a bit now...


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