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    Hi all,

    Cam - Appears to have a bit of matted fur around her rear end. Should be fixed by clipping I assume? This came on over night.

    More worryingly, bear has stopped eating. He won't take pellets or food from us. Think we're going to phone to vets now to try and get him fixed.

    There's a local outbreak of RHD2 (Lichfield), he has had a vaccine but is about a month from renewal so hoping its not that.

    Boo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Hi all,

    Cam - Appears to have a bit of matted fur around her rear end. Should be fixed by clipping I assume? This came on over night.

    More worryingly, bear has stopped eating. He won't take pellets or food from us. Think we're going to phone to vets now to try and get him fixed.

    There's a local outbreak of RHD2 (Lichfield), he has had a vaccine but is about a month from renewal so hoping its not that.

    Boo
    Oh dear, I am sorry to hear that you have concerns about both of your Rabbits. I think you are definitely doing the right thing by contacting the Vet now. As you know, 'not eating' is a big deal for a Bunny and prompt Veterinary attention is always essential.

    If Cam has a 'mucky' bum that may be indicative of a dietary or health problem, so I'd get the Vet to examine her too. Clipping the fur certainly makes it easier to clean the Bunny. But it is important to try to ascertain why they are getting mucky in the first place as it's not 'normal'.

    Good luck at the Vets x



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Hi all,

    Cam - Appears to have a bit of matted fur around her rear end. Should be fixed by clipping I assume? This came on over night.

    More worryingly, bear has stopped eating. He won't take pellets or food from us. Think we're going to phone to vets now to try and get him fixed.

    There's a local outbreak of RHD2 (Lichfield), he has had a vaccine but is about a month from renewal so hoping its not that.

    Boo

    Hi Chris

    The more serous one first ... I hope you manage to get a vet appointment for Bear. It's the weekend and best to get it sorted whilst the vet might still be open. The out of hours vet may not be so knowledgable.

    There's some info on stasis here:

    http://anyflip.com/dvpt/hzvv/basic

    http://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pdfs/ROWinter10p7.pdf


    As for Cam, yes clipping the fur very carefully is the way to go. Some 'semi long haired' rabbits have this problem just by sitting and jumping into hay. Is the back end messy with poo or is it just matted fur?

    It might be an idea to show the vet and perhaps the nurse can clip it down for you and show you how to keep it under control.

    Good luck for today xx
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    Bear appears to be eating now - must have just been a weird turn. We'll keep a close eye on him and make sure it's not a bigger problem. May be because we woke him up for food and he wasn't ready for breakfast..!

    Re Cam we'll try to give her a clip.

    Cheers all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Bear appears to be eating now - must have just been a weird turn. We'll keep a close eye on him and make sure it's not a bigger problem. May be because we woke him up for food and he wasn't ready for breakfast..!

    Re Cam we'll try to give her a clip.

    Cheers all

    Good to hear about Bear

    Re Cam - these are the scissors I use to cut rabbit fur - blunt and curved:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/23138750713...7753379&crdt=0
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