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    My rabbit, Smudge, who is 9 now has been limping for a week now. Will it get better or is this it now? He is on daily pain relief, and kept penned up, but isn't really better. He won't pitch on it at all. But is happy, friendly and eating and drinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornishlass View Post
    My rabbit, Smudge, who is 9 now has been limping for a week now. Will it get better or is this it now? He is on daily pain relief, and kept penned up, but isn't really better. He won't pitch on it at all. But is happy, friendly and eating and drinking.
    I assume that he has been examined by your Vet ? Any Xrays done ?

    Is it a hind leg or a front leg that is the problem ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornishlass View Post
    My rabbit, Smudge, who is 9 now has been limping for a week now. Will it get better or is this it now? He is on daily pain relief, and kept penned up, but isn't really better. He won't pitch on it at all. But is happy, friendly and eating and drinking.

    Hi there

    Sorry to hear about Smudge. There are so many possible causes for a limping rabbit. I'm assuming he's seen the vet, as you say he's on daily pain relief? Metacam for pain relief is a good idea. It's also an anti-inflammatory, so it will help calm things down if he's done some soft tissue injury.

    There's a few ideas of what could be causing the limp here ...

    http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/paresis.html

    http://rabbit.org/hind-limb-weakness-in-the-rabbit/

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Neurolo...ls/paresis.htm

    I would ask the vet to do an X-ray of the limb, and his spine, to see what's going on for him, as there's been no progress.

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