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    Default Posting a teeth question on bhehalf of someone else in UK

    so a friend of mine in UK has this lion lop, she wants to remove the front 2 top teeth and the bottom one. Because her bun "oakleys missing one of his bottom teeth the 2 top ones had like little fangs growing either side and the bottom one was badly slanted"

    so is the best course of action is to remove the remaining 3?
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    Hi my bunny oakley only has 3 insisors, 2 top ones that would be good if one bottom one wasnt completely missing and the one next to it wasnt a tiny stump, please advise me what I should do. I have been taking him to the vets to have them filed as obviously the top ones arnt grinding because of his bottom teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    so a friend of mine in UK has this lion lop, she wants to remove the front 2 top teeth and the bottom one. Because her bun "oakleys missing one of his bottom teeth the 2 top ones had like little fangs growing either side and the bottom one was badly slanted"

    so is the best course of action is to remove the remaining 3?
    I am assuming that your friend is not intending to remove the teeth herself

    If the Incisors are maloccluded then generally speaking it is better to have a Vet remove them. Skull radiographs should be taken first to assess the tooth roots and the molar teeth should also be thoroughly examined.

    How old is the Bunny ? If under a year then it could be that the Incisor problem is congenital (genetic) in origin as opposed to acquired (due to a poor diet). If it is a genetic problem then the Rabbit should never be used for Breeding.


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    Rabbits cope well without their Incisors so this would be the best option as it must be stressful for him to keep having them filed.

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    Thankyou I didnt want to have to put him through having them removed but I guess the sooner we have it done the quicker he can adjust. What about chances of infection or chocking

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    her bun is 3 yr. old. That front teeth is rip out, most likely due to chewing on something and his tooth get stuck, and I'm guessing he then walk backward and thus break the tooth w/ the root damage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    her bun is 3 yr. old. That front teeth is rip out, most likely due to chewing on something and his tooth get stuck, and I'm guessing he then walk backward and thus break the tooth w/ the root damage
    Has the Bunny been examined by a Vet ? Without skull radiographs it's impossible to say if removal of the Incisors would be the best course of action x


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    Quote Originally Posted by hayley_maree2007 View Post
    Thankyou I didnt want to have to put him through having them removed but I guess the sooner we have it done the quicker he can adjust. What about chances of infection or chocking
    Jason posted a thread about your Bunny here :

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...one-else-in-UK


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    she did see a vet. but no skull radiograph. What other option could there be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Hopping View Post
    she did see a vet. but no skull radiograph. What other option could there be?
    She has posted on here herself Jason

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...bbits-insisors


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