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    Well jimmy is going for a dental on Tuesday, he is having 2 spurs filing down, the vet said they weren't bad at all just slightly overgrown but they said they are obviously a problem for Jimmy. what is the recovery from this, are they back to normal once the anaesthetic wears off or is it the whole drama of syringe feeding and worrying. he is still eating and pooping ,he is just slower at eating the pellets than usual. I took him back to the vets because I thought he had lost weight but he has actually gained weight. paranoid me. Any advice please

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    Well jimmy is going for a dental on Tuesday, he is having 2 spurs filing down, the vet said they weren't bad at all just slightly overgrown but they said they are obviously a problem for Jimmy. what is the recovery from this, are they back to normal once the anaesthetic wears off or is it the whole drama of syringe feeding and worrying. he is still eating and pooping ,he is just slower at eating the pellets than usual. I took him back to the vets because I thought he had lost weight but he has actually gained weight. paranoid me. Any advice please

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    Recovery from a GA/Dental depends on the individual Rabbit. Some may be back to normal within a few hours, others may take a little longer. The Vet should give you a full account of exactly what was done during the procedure and if there was any soft tissue damage caused by the overgrown crowns of the teeth. Soft tissue damage will take a few days to resolve, so the soreness wont go away as soon as the Dental is done. In such cases ongoing daily pain relief is needed. The Vet should automatically prescribe this.

    Prior to discharge the Vet should make sure that Jimmy has passed some poo and is nibbling at food. Sometimes it may be necessary for syringe feeding and prokinetics (gut motility meds) to be given post GA. Again, this is something that will be decided upon on an individual case basis.

    My Vet has written these articles about Rabbit Dental issues

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...n-cheek-teeth/

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...sion-incisors/

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...ses-fractures/

    And some more information about Rabbit Dentistry :

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Dental_..._dentistry.pdf

    https://www.vetstream.com/treat/lapi...ion-overgrowth


    I hope all goes well for Jimmy on Tuesday x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Recovery from a GA/Dental depends on the individual Rabbit. Some may be back to normal within a few hours, others may take a little longer. The Vet should give you a full account of exactly what was done during the procedure and if there was any soft tissue damage caused by the overgrown crowns of the teeth. Soft tissue damage will take a few days to resolve, so the soreness wont go away as soon as the Dental is done. In such cases ongoing daily pain relief is needed. The Vet should automatically prescribe this.

    Prior to discharge the Vet should make sure that Jimmy has passed some poo and is nibbling at food. Sometimes it may be necessary for syringe feeding and prokinetics (gut motility meds) to be given post GA. Again, this is something that will be decided upon on an individual case basis.

    My Vet has written these articles about Rabbit Dental issues

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...n-cheek-teeth/

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...sion-incisors/

    https://www.twickenhamvets.com/rabbi...ses-fractures/

    And some more information about Rabbit Dentistry :

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Dental_..._dentistry.pdf

    https://www.vetstream.com/treat/lapi...ion-overgrowth


    I hope all goes well for Jimmy on Tuesday x
    Thank you, I am going to cancel till the week after so I am off work and I can take more care of him. Will he have to come inside afterwards?i know he hates being inside. When Norah got spayed I had to give Jimmy the Critical care because he got stressed being indoors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    Thank you, I am going to cancel till the week after so I am off work and I can take more care of him. Will he have to come inside afterwards?i know he hates being inside. When Norah got spayed I had to give Jimmy the Critical care because he got stressed being indoors..

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    If he gets that stressed being indoors then he would probably be better remaining in his usual environment.However, Rabbits can struggle to maintain their body temperature after a GA, so you will need not make sure that he has lots of extra warm bedding and a heat pad may be beneficial. I would make sure you speak with the Vet about it all when you collect Jimmy. The Vet will be in the best position to assess if he is recovered enough to stay outdoors straight away. IMO the decision has to be made on a case by case basis, depending on the specific clinical and psychological needs of the individual Rabbit. I am not a fan of the 'one size fits all' approach !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    If he gets that stressed being indoors then he would probably be better remaining in his usual environment.However, Rabbits can struggle to maintain their body temperature after a GA, so you will need not make sure that he has lots of extra warm bedding and a heat pad may be beneficial. I would make sure you speak with the Vet about it all when you collect Jimmy. The Vet will be in the best position to assess if he is recovered enough to stay outdoors straight away. IMO the decision has to be made on a case by case basis, depending on the specific clinical and psychological needs of the individual Rabbit. I am not a fan of the 'one size fits all' approach !!
    Thank you. The little sod ate all his pellets with no bother this morning. Hes been picky all week, took him vets again yesterday and today he's fine. Typical lol. Thanks for info though. Much appreciated yet again x

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    Well jimmy is going for a dental on Tuesday, he is having 2 spurs filing down, the vet said they weren't bad at all just slightly overgrown but they said they are obviously a problem for Jimmy. what is the recovery from this, are they back to normal once the anaesthetic wears off or is it the whole drama of syringe feeding and worrying. he is still eating and pooping ,he is just slower at eating the pellets than usual. I took him back to the vets because I thought he had lost weight but he has actually gained weight. paranoid me. Any advice please

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    Sorry you've got worry yet again, glitterdust! That Jimmy

    It's so difficult to say with rabbits and dentals - and of course there's always a risk from any GA.

    I'm so glad to hear he's gained weight though, that's a good thing!

    Medirabbit is always a good source of info for all things dental and rabbit:

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Dental_..._dentistry.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    Thank you. The little sod ate all his pellets with no bother this morning. Hes been picky all week, took him vets again yesterday and today he's fine. Typical lol. Thanks for info though. Much appreciated yet again x

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    He obviously decided that he didn't fancy a Dental just now ta very much !! I'd see how he does over the weekend and if he is 100% back to normal then maybe the Vet will suggest postponing the Dental for now. He/She may suggest taking him in to be reviewed after a couple of weeks, assuming all remains well during that time x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    If he gets that stressed being indoors then he would probably be better remaining in his usual environment.However, Rabbits can struggle to maintain their body temperature after a GA, so you will need not make sure that he has lots of extra warm bedding and a heat pad may be beneficial. I would make sure you speak with the Vet about it all when you collect Jimmy. The Vet will be in the best position to assess if he is recovered enough to stay outdoors straight away. IMO the decision has to be made on a case by case basis, depending on the specific clinical and psychological needs of the individual Rabbit. I am not a fan of the 'one size fits all' approach !!
    I second this! When Sonic had his second dental last Oct, they told me to make sure to bring him inside, but he's the same, I knew having him inside would stress him out more. Luckily it was quite warm for the time of year, but I covered his hutch in a thick, wool blanket, put extra fleece and hay inside. Needless to say, by morning he'd dug it all up, moved it out of his way and was sat in his usual spot with no bedding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glitterdust View Post
    Thank you. The little sod ate all his pellets with no bother this morning. Hes been picky all week, took him vets again yesterday and today he's fine. Typical lol. Thanks for info though. Much appreciated yet again x

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    I think Jimmy's got you around his little finger!
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    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...RHD2-July-2018

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    I know he has. He is not as daft as he looks. "Oh, here's the slave coming, if I don't eat she will give me banana and fenugreek crunches and tickle my ears for hours at a time and spend all her time with me ." he will be the death of me this boy.

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