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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash&Cuppy View Post
    I was just sent this thread by another user, my rabbit is doing the same thing!
    Our vet couldnít find anything wrong with Cuppy and said it was stress related (we are moving) she recommended I put silver sulfadiazine on her neck where she is barbering but Cuppy just licks it right off! Are you doing anything to help Pip? Iím considering putting coconut oil on Cuppyís little patch..


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    Hi there

    Sorry to hear about your rabbit. I have experienced this in one of mine and every test under the sun was done by the vet.

    In the end I found a cream that worked for him, but I realise it's a very difficult one to crack.

    Flamazine is a good cream (silver sulfadiazine ) but I also didn't find this worked. Coconut oil won't do any harm but to be honest I would be surprised if that worked.

    Has your vet suggested any diagnostics?

    (sorry to hijack your thread Merv, but wanted to answer CC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash&Cuppy View Post
    I was just sent this thread by another user, my rabbit is doing the same thing!
    Our vet couldnít find anything wrong with Cuppy and said it was stress related (we are moving) she recommended I put silver sulfadiazine on her neck where she is barbering but Cuppy just licks it right off! Are you doing anything to help Pip? Iím considering putting coconut oil on Cuppyís little patch..


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    Hi CC .

    Sorry for the slow reply I was at work all day.

    Sorry your bun is pulling fur too. Is your bun eating it or just licking at the area?

    Has it only just happened since you've started moving?

    We have not put any cream on Pips patch because the vet advised us not too. Because it's near her mouth they were worried it might stop her eating. Also Pip only pulls/eats her fur for a few days each month rather than constantly.

    Have you tried pet remedy its a plug in that relaxes pets. We use this when there are stressful occasions. E.g vet visits, guests or builders etc. This definitely relaxes them. However it didn't help with Pip, but might help your bun if it's a stress related thing. We don't think stress is causing pips issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi there

    Sorry to hear about your rabbit. I have experienced this in one of mine and every test under the sun was done by the vet.

    In the end I found a cream that worked for him, but I realise it's a very difficult one to crack.

    Flamazine is a good cream (silver sulfadiazine ) but I also didn't find this worked. Coconut oil won't do any harm but to be honest I would be surprised if that worked.

    Has your vet suggested any diagnostics?

    (sorry to hijack your thread Merv, but wanted to answer CC)
    Don't worry MM. Hijack away.

    Hopefully we can help CCs bun. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hi CC .

    Sorry for the slow reply I was at work all day.

    Sorry your bun is pulling fur too. Is your bun eating it or just licking at the area?

    Has it only just happened since you've started moving?

    We have not put any cream on Pips patch because the vet advised us not too. Because it's near her mouth they were worried it might stop her eating. Also Pip only pulls/eats her fur for a few days each month rather than constantly.

    Have you tried pet remedy its a plug in that relaxes pets. We use this when there are stressful occasions. E.g vet visits, guests or builders etc. This definitely relaxes them. However it didn't help with Pip, but might help your bun if it's a stress related thing. We don't think stress is causing pips issues.

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    Thatís okay! Iím assuming youíre in the UK? Iím in Seattle so I was asleep before! Lol I have heard of the plug in pet remedies for cats and dogs but never thought to try them for the buns thatís a great tip!
    It seems like Cuppy it just licking the area but I havenít seen any fur anywhere so she may be eating it as well.
    And yes it only started since moving, we have a lot of furniture we have moved from the apartment and they were some of her favorite hiding spots. (We are moving slowly little at a time)
    It seems Cuppy is licking at the spot whenever she gets stressed and making it bigger and bigger though her licking her raw skin is making it rough which is why the vet recommended putting a cream on the irritated skin.
    A lot of the properties of the medicated cream they recommended have been found in coconut oil which is why I was considering using that instead, much safer for her to ingest if she licks it off. Iíll attach a picture when I can.

    Thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash&Cuppy View Post
    Thatís okay! Iím assuming youíre in the UK? Iím in Seattle so I was asleep before! Lol I have heard of the plug in pet remedies for cats and dogs but never thought to try them for the buns thatís a great tip!
    It seems like Cuppy it just licking the area but I havenít seen any fur anywhere so she may be eating it as well.
    And yes it only started since moving, we have a lot of furniture we have moved from the apartment and they were some of her favorite hiding spots. (We are moving slowly little at a time)
    It seems Cuppy is licking at the spot whenever she gets stressed and making it bigger and bigger though her licking her raw skin is making it rough which is why the vet recommended putting a cream on the irritated skin.
    A lot of the properties of the medicated cream they recommended have been found in coconut oil which is why I was considering using that instead, much safer for her to ingest if she licks it off. Iíll attach a picture when I can.

    Thank you!


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    Hi.

    Yes I am in the UK.

    Ok that's slightly different to my pip because she only eats/pulls her fur for a few days a month. Then the fur grows back. So her skin doesn't get sore.

    I'm glad you are going to try the pet remedy yes it's got great reviews from other owners.

    We have looked into making a t shirt to cover the area. However we decided against it after talking to our vet. Currently the fur is passing through her system howver if she ate loads of material is could cause a blockage and would be a major issue. So be really careful with this idea.

    Have you tried extra toys, giving her more attention or hiding her food to keep her busy???

    You could also try rescue remedy which is a natural remedy you can add to their water.

    Are you moving soon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hi.

    Yes I am in the UK.

    Ok that's slightly different to my pip because she only eats/pulls her fur for a few days a month. Then the fur grows back. So her skin doesn't get sore.

    I'm glad you are going to try the pet remedy yes it's got great reviews from other owners.

    We have looked into making a t shirt to cover the area. However we decided against it after talking to our vet. Currently the fur is passing through her system howver if she ate loads of material is could cause a blockage and would be a major issue. So be really careful with this idea.

    Have you tried extra toys, giving her more attention or hiding her food to keep her busy???

    You could also try rescue remedy which is a natural remedy you can add to their water.

    Are you moving soon?


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    I have a rotation of toys I change up for them but since she started this I have pulled them all out but she just seems uninterested

    Iím going to be completely moved out in just over a month.

    I will give rescue remedy a try too I hate she is so stressed out she has gotten so much more timid since this started which is completely not like her. Iím assuming thatís because I keep having to pick her up to examine the spot which she absolutely hates.

    I am going to try to just give her some space for a bit and see if she starts playing and coming out of hiding.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash&Cuppy View Post
    I have a rotation of toys I change up for them but since she started this I have pulled them all out but she just seems uninterested

    Iím going to be completely moved out in just over a month.

    I will give rescue remedy a try too I hate she is so stressed out she has gotten so much more timid since this started which is completely not like her. Iím assuming thatís because I keep having to pick her up to examine the spot which she absolutely hates.

    I am going to try to just give her some space for a bit and see if she starts playing and coming out of hiding.




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    Hey.

    She might also be picking up on your stress of moving too. Could you make her a cardboard castle to play in out of your moving boxes? My buns love their castle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Hey.

    She might also be picking up on your stress of moving too. Could you make her a cardboard castle to play in out of your moving boxes? My buns love their castle.

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    Yes I could thatís a great idea!!

    I attached some pictures


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash&Cuppy View Post
    Yes I could thatís a great idea!!

    I attached some pictures


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    Aww that does look sore. Has she removed the fur from above her mouth too. It looks very pink there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mervinius View Post
    Aww that does look sore. Has she removed the fur from above her mouth too. It looks very pink there

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    She is typically pretty pink there, she is a big licker and the vet wasnít really concerned about it.

    She slobbers all over me when she licks me lol


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