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    Hello, youíve all been a great help with my newest rabbit Bucky, Iím after some advice on my other rabbit dexter. Dexter is a 6 month old mini lip, Iíve had him 3 weeks. He went for his vaccination a week ago at vets4pets it was the combined one they gave. My daughter noticed tonight his eye is all sticky underneath, it had me worried that I phoned the vets. I was made to feel like a prized idiot, told its a side effect and I felt like I was told I was wasting there time. I phoned the vets I usually use ( I was using vets4pets for there monthly plan) Iíve been shouted at for using a different vets, told abruptly that you realize there will be a charge, of course I realize that. Iím just concerned after a vaccination my rabbit has a runny/gunky eye and Iím
    Worried. Has anybody else experienced this? I feel like a naughty kid right now for been concerned, heís eating etc fine. Thanks Ali xx

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    I'm really sorry you were treated so rudely Personally I've not experienced a gunky eye as a result of the vaccination. However given that Dexter is a mini lop bun the eye issue may be due to a blocked tear duct. This is fairly common with mini lops as their faces are quite squished. In actual fact one of my bridge buns suffered from this quite frequently. Personally I'd have Dexter examined by a good rabbit vet to determine whether it is indeed a blocked tear duct and start treatment for it.


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    I've just reread your post and I'm actually quite annoyed at the way you were treated. Given how fragile rabbits can be health wise, any decent owner would be expected to take any potential health issue seriously. You certainly shouldn't have been made to feel you were wasting their time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msalisoncarroll View Post
    Hello, youíve all been a great help with my newest rabbit Bucky, Iím after some advice on my other rabbit dexter. Dexter is a 6 month old mini lip, Iíve had him 3 weeks. He went for his vaccination a week ago at vets4pets it was the combined one they gave. My daughter noticed tonight his eye is all sticky underneath, it had me worried that I phoned the vets. I was made to feel like a prized idiot, told its a side effect and I felt like I was told I was wasting there time. I phoned the vets I usually use ( I was using vets4pets for there monthly plan) Iíve been shouted at for using a different vets, told abruptly that you realize there will be a charge, of course I realize that. Iím just concerned after a vaccination my rabbit has a runny/gunky eye and Iím
    Worried. Has anybody else experienced this? I feel like a naughty kid right now for been concerned, heís eating etc fine. Thanks Ali xx

    Ali, you shouldn't be made to feel like that!

    First off, a sticky eye is not a standard side effect of the vaccination.

    Here's the data sheet with those side effects for you to see ..

    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-455496

    In very rare cases the appearance of mild clinical signs of myxomatosis may occur within 3 weeks of vaccination


    The most common reason for the sticky eye is that the vaccination is a challenge to a rabbit's immune system, and therefore underlying conditions that the rabbit would usually cope with well are shown up. It's probably transient and whilst it's there I would bathe with cooled boiled water and a cotton pad twice daily.

    By the way, you can visit any - or as many- vets as you like and there's no shame. So sorry you've been shouted at.
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    Thank you for all your kind words and been so helpful, I really do appreciate it. Dexter went to the vets this morning, vet spent quite a while looking at his eyes. He thinks itís an ulcer in his eye, heís prescribed an antibiotic gel 3 times a day. Iíll try that for the next few days, hopefully it should sort it x

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    Quote Originally Posted by msalisoncarroll View Post
    Thank you for all your kind words and been so helpful, I really do appreciate it. Dexter went to the vets this morning, vet spent quite a while looking at his eyes. He thinks itís an ulcer in his eye, heís prescribed an antibiotic gel 3 times a day. Iíll try that for the next few days, hopefully it should sort it x

    You're welcome

    Good you got it checked!

    I hope the abx drops work x
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    Hope the antibiotics help him he's very cute

    Regarding both vets, don't take that rubbish, I think I'm registered at 3 different vets it's up to you where you go and what for - not them! No shame at all, and if you aren't happy with a vet, getting a second opinion from a different vet is very normal... Not sure why the vet you wanted the second opinion from wasn't happy about that

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    What a cutie pie
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    Dexter went back to the vets today, his eye is now totally fine he’s had his 2nd vaccination x

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