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    Hi everyone.

    So the vet phoned me earlier. Good and bad news.

    Blood and urine results all came back perfect, a very healthy bun internally.

    Although we are of course pleased, it hasn't got us any nearer to solving her fur pulling issue.

    Vet has asked us to monitor her for 4-6weeks.

    Only steps for us to take next would be a skin biopsy and/or referring to a rabbit specialist.

    She is pulling/licking her chest daily now but not constantly. We're at a loss what to do but we are going to continue with a natural remedy of crab apple as this is helping her drink more and keeping the fur moving through her.



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    How frustrating for you. Pleased that her results are good, but it's a bit of a mystery.
    I hope you're able to find a specialist to help her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hi everyone.

    So the vet phoned me earlier. Good and bad news.

    Blood and urine results all came back perfect, a very healthy bun internally.

    Although we are of course pleased, it hasn't got us any nearer to solving her fur pulling issue.

    Vet has asked us to monitor her for 4-6weeks.

    Only steps for us to take next would be a skin biopsy and/or referring to a rabbit specialist.

    She is pulling/licking her chest daily now but not constantly. We're at a loss what to do but we are going to continue with a natural remedy of crab apple as this is helping her drink more and keeping the fur moving through her.



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    I do second the skin biopsy. It may come back with nothing at all to show, but if there is anything, you will be able to treat it.

    Love to little Pip.

    Photos always welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    I do second the skin biopsy. It may come back with nothing at all to show, but if there is anything, you will be able to treat it.

    Love to little Pip.

    Photos always welcome
    I'm really not sure about the biopsy. I'm worried about them gassing her again so soon.

    Pip says thank you for your love.

    She's currently munching old meadow hay in their bedroom area rather than the fresher Timothy hay. Will take you some pics when she's emerges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarahbun View Post
    How frustrating for you. Pleased that her results are good, but it's a bit of a mystery.
    I hope you're able to find a specialist to help her.
    The nearest specialist in in Andover which is a long journey from here . Pip is fine travelling when she's with Archie. However Archie is a really really bad traveller he totally freaks out. I wouldn't want to put him through a long journey. So I think this would be a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    I'm really not sure about the biopsy. I'm worried about them gassing her again so soon.

    Pip says thank you for your love.

    She's currently munching old meadow hay in their bedroom area rather than the fresher Timothy hay. Will take you some pics when she's emerges.

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    Yes go with your gut on that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Yes go with your gut on that one
    Here's Miss Pip for you. This was a pause for 3 secs before she starting running and jumping around the room like it was a great bunny assault course hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Here's Miss Pip for you. This was a pause for 3 secs before she starting running and jumping around the room like it was a great bunny assault course hahaha.

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    Thank you Miss Pip, for your three seconds of stillness which got me my lovely photo of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Thank you Miss Pip, for your three seconds of stillness which got me my lovely photo of you
    She says that's fine, she's glad you appreciate it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hi everyone.

    So the vet phoned me earlier. Good and bad news.

    Blood and urine results all came back perfect, a very healthy bun internally.

    Although we are of course pleased, it hasn't got us any nearer to solving her fur pulling issue.

    Vet has asked us to monitor her for 4-6weeks.

    Only steps for us to take next would be a skin biopsy and/or referring to a rabbit specialist.

    She is pulling/licking her chest daily now but not constantly. We're at a loss what to do but we are going to continue with a natural remedy of crab apple as this is helping her drink more and keeping the fur moving through her.



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    Well I am glad that the blood/urine tests were OK, but of course that leaves the ongoing mystery of the fur pulling.

    Personally I'd opt for a referral to a Specialist, but I understand that travelling would be a major issue. Are you going to keep a daily diary of her behaviour and also of her exact diet ? I ask as this might highlight a link to a 'trigger' to the fur pulling. Even something as subtle as the time of day she does it-ie does it coincide with when she passes her cecotrophs ?

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