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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris View Post
    Here is my bunny and the abcesses


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    Your rabbit is beautiful

    This is concerning the wood shavings:

    http://www.rabbit.org/care/shavings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Dear Lefteris

    Hello and welcome to the Forum

    I am so sorry to hear about your bunny and his abscesses. Abscesses are darned things to get rid of and it sounds like your vet is doing his best for Thumper.

    I have found that Baytril isn't the best antibiotic to attack the problem. I always use (and insist on - my vet doesn't always agree) injectable penicillin. I don't know whether you can obtain that?

    I've found it clears up abscesses the best, and I give it for about 4 - 6 weeks after the abscess has disappeared.

    Would your vet consider this?

    (sorry if you've already said this - I have been away so am trying to answer your question as soon as I can!)
    Hello thanks for the answer.
    Talked with my vet today and she told me that we gonna try injections. Didnt tell me more . ill get my bunny to vet in a few days. In the.meantime told me to stop baytril cause maybe Thumper has loss of apetite cause of baytril.
    You think its ok to leave it free of antibiotic a few days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris View Post
    Hello thanks for the answer.
    Talked with my vet today and she told me that we gonna try injections. Didnt tell me more . ill get my bunny to vet in a few days. In the.meantime told me to stop baytril cause maybe Thumper has loss of apetite cause of baytril.
    You think its ok to leave it free of antibiotic a few days?

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    Yes I can imagine the Baytril causing a loss of appetite

    If the Baytril isn't doing any good, then leaving things free of antibiotic for a few days won't matter - hopefully you'll get bunny to the vet and another antibiotic very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Your rabbit is beautiful

    This is concerning the wood shavings:

    http://www.rabbit.org/care/shavings.html
    From the site you gave me

    ''In rodents, for example, constant exposure to phenol-containing litters reduced drug effectiveness by greater that 40%. This is the main objection to softwood litters.''

    That is happening with the use of Baytril also ? May be the reason that baytril isnt effective?

    Any ideas except towels ? What else litter i can use that is safe and soft for my bunny paws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    You're welcome

    Yes I can imagine the Baytril causing a loss of appetite

    If the Baytril isn't doing any good, then leaving things free of antibiotic for a few days won't matter - hopefully you'll get bunny to the vet and another antibiotic very soon
    But the past couple days stopped eating much.
    The previous month even if Thumper was in baytril was eating normal (or a little less than normal). Maybe cause is for an extented time ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris View Post
    From the site you gave me

    ''In rodents, for example, constant exposure to phenol-containing litters reduced drug effectiveness by greater that 40%. This is the main objection to softwood litters.''

    That is happening with the use of Baytril also ? May be the reason that baytril isnt effective?

    Any ideas except towels ? What else litter i can use that is safe and soft for my bunny paws?

    With Baytril and rabbit abscesses, it's more that the antibiotic itself doesn't penetrate the abscess capsule. Rabbit abscesses tend to wall themselves off and it's therefore difficult for the medication to 'reach' that spot.

    Softwood shavings can aggravate the respiratory system, and this in turn has a deleterious effect on the immune system. The immune system is the very thing the rabbit needs to fight infection

    Here's a thread where I helped someone with their rabbit's abscess:

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...cess-treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris View Post
    But the past couple days stopped eating much.
    The previous month even if Thumper was in baytril was eating normal (or a little less than normal). Maybe cause is for an extented time ?

    Yes indeed, any antibiotic given *orally* has the potential to affect the gut by destroying the good bacteria.

    An antibiotic administered by *injection* is far less likely to cause gut disturbances

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    Was checking some other options for litter , recommendations are welcome

    This one is Bunny Bed O Linum
    https://www.pet4u.gr/bunny-bed-o-linum.html

    or

    Oxbow Pure Comfort Natural
    https://www.pet4u.gr/pure-comfort-natural-8.2l.html

    Website is in Greek but you can see the products

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefteris View Post
    Was checking some other options for litter , recommendations are welcome

    This one is Bunny Bed O Linum
    https://www.pet4u.gr/bunny-bed-o-linum.html

    or

    Oxbow Pure Comfort Natural
    https://www.pet4u.gr/pure-comfort-natural-8.2l.html

    Website is in Greek but you can see the products


    I use newspaper with hay on top - that's all!

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    Update
    Today she is eating well. Though im worried about the front leg (first pic in previous post). From this leg i had removed a lot of pus a few days ago but a white think is still in wound (guess pus). But its veeery hard like rock.

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