Topping up the vibes for little Teddy.
Hope he's OK
I think it's a long shot to think of the injection causing the lump where you say it is, to be honest. I was covering all bases, but it's not likely.
If it's not a little cyst or tumour/abscess of some sort, the only other suggestion was that sometimes fur mites can cause an odd looking lump. But if you haven't noticed any 'dandruff' around it, then it's unlikely to be that.
Lovely to hear he's still raring to go!
Topping up the vibes for little Teddy.
Hope he's OK
In himself, absolutely fine. We had lovely snuggle time late last night when I checked on him and changed his litter tray. Snuggle time is very unusual for Teddy, but not alarming. Think his lump is much the same but will check properly at teatime.
Like for most of us, giving Baytril is stressful. For the first time I am diluting it with fruit juice, but even then he doesn't seem to find it palatable. So am left think which is better, one smaller dose, or diluted juice which is twice as much
Panacur, on the other hand is a winner with a daily dose of toast and panacur
Think he might be peeing just a little less ... but difficult to be sure at this stage. I must be patient!
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods
I'm glad he likes his Panacur - toast is usually a winner, isn't it?
Yes I had that dilemma with Baytril. I found putting some baby food in there - the bit to come out of the syringe first - worked awhile until they got wind that it was just a trick really.
Is he managing to keep himself clean underneath - no urine scald or anything?
Thanks for asking about us
Interesting times, but we are all surviving!
No, not keeping clean underneath. Unfortunately we had to bathe his rear end this evening and what a performance it was. He peed twice which caught both me and my husband, the chair and the floor. Apart from that, we have a routine to wash him, but getting him dry whilst he peed was very awkward.
In the end we did our best, but I know he isn't properly dry but it was so stressful for all concerned that we thought best to leave him to recover and hopefully dry out. He is not soaking by any means and it is a small area.
We have a couple of nice snugglely things for him to lie on so am hoping that will aid the drying process. Otherwise he remains perfectly fine. I am very much hoping to see the production of pee reduced soon!
Hope your 'interesting times' are copeable!
I love vet bed for wicking moisture.
My 'interesting times'... Well gosh I could wish they were slightly less kind of awful just at the mo, but hey. Have to keep going!
Teddy has been on baytril for 5 days and I am not convinced he has improved really.
We are keeping him in at the moment, which makes me very sad, but I think being in the garden in damp weather is not helping matters with his rear end as everything sticks to him making him very mucky. But I am not sure if I am doing the right thing as he is damp anyway. No urine scald. He is perfectly ok in himself.
I have been looking back at Teddys history. We will have had Teddy 5 years in May. We are not sure how old he was when we got him.
He did arrive at the rescue in a terrible state with urine scald which took many weeks to heal.
In September 15, it was commented, during holiday boarding, that Teddy was doing such huge pees, they stopped giving him fruit in case it was responsible. September 16, it was commented that he was peeing outside his litterbox, which I thought unusual but due to an unfamiliar environment. Then, I think end of last year(ish) Teddy had protein in his urine which Baytril did an excellent job of clearing up. Which brings us up to date .. a lot of pee issues!
Does any of this history have any relevance do you think? What should I expect the vet to do next?
I'm feeling rather worried, I must admit. I am terrible at getting unduly stressed over bunnies health issues and coping when they are sick
Oh, the lump remains the same but is definitely there.
Also, I have just felt his tail and it is damp. Not sure best way to tackle this as we have washed the area 3 times recently which is very stressful for him.
It may be a good idea to ask the Vet to clip the fur around Teddy's rear end. This should make keeping him clean and dry a bit easier.
I am sorry to hear that Teddy isn't any better. Poor wee lad!
If I were you I would ask the vet to send a specimen off for urinalysis, as I mentioned earlier in the thread. It's the only way to see what's in the urine. Your vet will be able to express the bladder and get a sample - you don't need to collect one
It's worrying when you have to keep washing him. Can you clip the fur right down? It would make it possible to clean him with a wipe of a warm damp flannel maybe?
I guess you could also discuss with your vet the possibility of blood tests. They are expensive, but would indicate any kidney failure. That said, the kidneys have to be fairly far gone before they show up as knackered ... But there are meds he could go on if shown to be that. Unusual that he's had this type of problem recurring for such a long time .....
Has he ever had a blood test in connection with this type of thing before?