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    Quote Originally Posted by JD&T View Post
    Hi Rihanna
    Sorry to hear you have a poorly bunny. It's horrible when they are so sore too. I just joined up to say that you can get a much thinner version of Sudocrem in a tube, goes on easier and less sticky. The other suggestion I have is to ask your vet if Cavilon would be suitable for Frangipan. I used to use it when I was nursing, it creates an invisible barrier on the skin, originally used for patients with colostomy bags to protect the skin from becoming sore with urine scald and repeated removal of said bags. Comes in a spray or wipes as I recall but was only on prescription then. Obviously check with your vet about all this but thought I would suggest it. I also found puppy pads with a cheap hand towel over it that could be washed and changed easily helped when one of my elderly bunnies became less mobile. The towel helped with grip as puppy pads can be quite smooth and slippery for some buns. Hope things get better soon

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    Wow thank you everyone for your suggestions. I will have a chat with my vet. It is grey and dismal here but not raining so I have put the buns outside. I gave Fran some metacam this morning as I thought she looked uncomfortable. I think continually bathing her is making it worst but I can't leave her fur soaked in urine. I will give it the weekend to see if the meds help and take her back next week for a review. She is still eating enthusiastically and is moving around, although more so outside than in the kitchen. She is such a gentle bun who tolerates the hand on care well, although she clearly does not like it. I think she knows I am trying to help her. I hope so.

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    Sorry if this has been mentioned before Karen but can she be shaved underneath? This would mean you wouldn’t need to bathe her as often and perhaps her skin would improve.
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    Default Thank you Mighty Max

    Thank you, it's good to see so many options put forward that might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD&T View Post
    Thank you, it's good to see so many options put forward that might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine09 View Post
    Sorry if this has been mentioned before Karen but can she be shaved underneath? This would mean you wouldn’t need to bathe her as often and perhaps her skin would improve.
    Thanks Catherine. The vet did do that when she first got urine scald but not this time. I will be taking her back next week - have just booked some overtime at 0600 Monday and am taking Fran back to see Dean at 1400. I owe £41 for the Rearguard I haven't picked up yet. I had no idea it was quite that expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhianna View Post
    Thanks Catherine. The vet did do that when she first got urine scald but not this time. I will be taking her back next week - have just booked some overtime at 0600 Monday and am taking Fran back to see Dean at 1400. I owe £41 for the Rearguard I haven't picked up yet. I had no idea it was quite that expensive

    Could you buy it here, it's half the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Could you buy it here, it's half the price?

    https://www.animeddirect.co.uk/rearg...SABEgKfp_D_BwE
    Thank you. I'd need a prescription but it would probably still be cheaper. I can't use it all the time Fran's skin is so sore so will have to discuss options with the vet on Monday, although am hoping things will have improved by then.

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    Fran is still soaking underneath and has lost more weight. She is also unsteady on her feet. The weather has been awful here so she has been inside for the last couple of days. She is on panacur, baytril and metacam. I had an appointment this afternoon with the bunny savvy vet but he is off sick and they made me one with the vet she saw originally (I knew more about bunnies than he did). I know I am going to have to consider letting Fran go to Rainbow Bridge if things don't improve but I don't want a vet I don't trust to discuss that decision with. If the other vet isn't back tomorrow I will have to see a different one but I am hoping he will be.

    Fran is still eating - tucking into spring greens at the moment. I have just cleaned them out and she has burrowed into the pile of hay. I hate seeing her so poorly and feel totally useless

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    The weather is terrible, cold, wet and damp. I can see why they are inside.

    Best of luck for Fran today. Xxx

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