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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Vet advised to persevere with the meds and monitoring, give him a little time given that he's still eating and passing something but call them if he stops doing either or if I'm worried about anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Vet advised to persevere with the meds and monitoring, give him a little time given that he's still eating and passing something but call them if he stops doing either or if I'm worried about anything else.

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    Hi again. The metacam and emeprid worked and tango was soon back scoffing his pellets, but now he's off them again.
    Exactly the same - bright and happy eating grass or greens but not pellets.
    There must be some underlying problem but unless we can find it it seems like we'll keep going in circles!
    Is there anything you know of that the vet would look for? Has anyone had similar?
    Any ideas if it could be she related? He's a big bun and is at least coming up to 7 (the rescue took a bit of an educated guess).
    I'll ring the vets shortly but any ideas appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Hi again. The metacam and emeprid worked and tango was soon back scoffing his pellets, but now he's off them again.
    Exactly the same - bright and happy eating grass or greens but not pellets.
    There must be some underlying problem but unless we can find it it seems like we'll keep going in circles!
    Is there anything you know of that the vet would look for? Has anyone had similar?
    Any ideas if it could be she related? He's a big bun and is at least coming up to 7 (the rescue took a bit of an educated guess).
    I'll ring the vets shortly but any ideas appreciated.

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    Was the possibility of ear pain, as I mentioned in Post 10, investigated and ruled out ?

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    Has the Vet checked his ears ?

    IME ear pain can cause a Rabbit to stop eating pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Was the possibility of ear pain, as I mentioned in Post 10, investigated and ruled out ?
    Yep he's had a full MOT ears eyes teeth heart, tummy etc 😊
    I'm heading back to the vets with him this afternoon to check again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Yep he's had a full MOT ears eyes teeth heart, tummy etc 😊
    I'm heading back to the vets with him this afternoon to check again

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    Good luck at the vets. I shall keep on thinking on your behalf

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Yep he's had a full MOT ears eyes teeth heart, tummy etc ��
    I'm heading back to the vets with him this afternoon to check again

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    Hope the Vet can help xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by sierra*323 View Post
    Hi again. The metacam and emeprid worked and tango was soon back scoffing his pellets, but now he's off them again.
    Exactly the same - bright and happy eating grass or greens but not pellets.
    There must be some underlying problem but unless we can find it it seems like we'll keep going in circles!
    Is there anything you know of that the vet would look for? Has anyone had similar?
    Any ideas if it could be she related? He's a big bun and is at least coming up to 7 (the rescue took a bit of an educated guess).
    I'll ring the vets shortly but any ideas appreciated.

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    Have you tried him on Fibafirst sticks instead of pellets? Or changed the brand to see whether he feels like a change?

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    Thanks for your replies. The vet was very encouraging and savvy.

    She checked everything again and said his teeth will become a problem again but she doesn't think they are yet. She has a theory that if it's not his teeth it could be the jaw itself causing pain if he's hiding any arthritis. If it was his teeth then as soon as I stopped with the meds last week he would have stopped eating pellets again, but he actually had a few days of normality in between.

    As he's not tender in his tummy and is still eating hay and pooing, we're trying him with daily metacam to see if it helps. If he's not eating pellets normally by the end of the week he needs to go in and have the dental anyway just in case. If he goes back to normal she wants to see him in a month to check if he's ready for his dental at that point. And obviously if he stops eating the hay and pooing he goes straight back as matter of urgency.

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    My bun stopped eating pellets when her heart began to fail, this was the first sign before any laboured breathing and lethargy started. I don't want to frighten you but thought I'd better mention it, although as he's had a good check over recently it's probably not that!


    Sleep Tight Rory and Zebedee, we will always love you xxxx

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