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    For a while now he has been sneezing on and off, i have taken him to the vets and they saw no nasal discharge and ruled it as nothing to worry about.
    Over the past 2 weeks he has been sneezing a lot and over the past week i have noticed him 'coughing' as well. I also noticed him dropping biscuits out of his mouth and looking a bit uncomfortable for a minuite then carry on eating.
    I have him booked in on thursday to see a different vet for a second opinion but ik really worried about him.
    He does have spurs on his teeth that up till recently were not cutting in, i understand it coukd be his teeth as he also has a weepy eye.
    My major concern is that he will need a dental under a GA and he is 10, would he make it through a GA?
    Would it be worth doing other things first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachylou View Post
    For a while now he has been sneezing on and off, i have taken him to the vets and they saw no nasal discharge and ruled it as nothing to worry about.
    Over the past 2 weeks he has been sneezing a lot and over the past week i have noticed him 'coughing' as well. I also noticed him dropping biscuits out of his mouth and looking a bit uncomfortable for a minuite then carry on eating.
    I have him booked in on thursday to see a different vet for a second opinion but ik really worried about him.
    He does have spurs on his teeth that up till recently were not cutting in, i understand it coukd be his teeth as he also has a weepy eye.
    My major concern is that he will need a dental under a GA and he is 10, would he make it through a GA?
    Would it be worth doing other things first?
    It does sound as though it could be Dental related, given all of his symptoms. In the hands of an experienced Bunny Savvy Vet a GA, whilst still a risk, would be made as safe as possible. The Vet would ensure that all extra precautions are taken. I have had numerous 10-12 year old Rabbits undergo a GA and all survived and made a remarkably rapid recovery.

    Best wishes for Jims x


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    It does sound like possibly his spurs are now a problem. Lots of vibes for Jimmy & a successful trip to the vets

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    Sending lots of vibes for Jims, really hope the vet visit goes well xx
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    Jims has a chest infection and possible snuffles.
    The spurs are quite long and spikey on the left side which is the same side as his watery eye so possibly related.
    We are going to administer eye drops and baytril for a week and see if that helps and if not in a week will rejig medications and once the chest infection is under control reasses his teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachylou View Post
    Jims has a chest infection and possible snuffles.
    The spurs are quite long and spikey on the left side which is the same side as his watery eye so possibly related.
    We are going to administer eye drops and baytril for a week and see if that helps and if not in a week will rejig medications and once the chest infection is under control reasses his teeth.
    Poor Jims I hope the abx kick in quickly x


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    Sending lots of vibes for Jims xx

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    is tgis something that could kill him or is he going to be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachylou View Post
    is tgis something that could kill him or is he going to be ok?
    Hopefully the abx will get rid of the infection. Try to take things one day at a time. Make sure that he continues to eat well and that his poo output is normal. He will need optimum nutrition whilst fighting an infection x


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    Poor little Jims.
    Jane has given you very good advice (as usual).

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