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    I'm really sorry. That sounds incredibly frustrating and makes me angry on your and Cookie's behalf. I'm sorry I don't have any advice. Do you think there maybe is a vet who isn't specialised in rabbits like this one is supposed to be, but would be willing to learn if you took Cookie to them? Someone who is open-minded and would do their own research if they don't immediately know how to treat a rabbit?
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    Cookie is on diuretics?

    Wouldn't that make him pee more to move the fluids through his body? He may just be struggling to keep up with the cleaning.

    I would give him a little box of hay beside his litter tray and put a lot less in his actual tray so he wets the puppy pad rather than the hay. That should help him stay dry.

    It doesn't have to be fancy, just a box with a hole in for him to reach the hay through.

    And just to check he's not been plomping himself in his water bowl?2

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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    I'm really sorry. That sounds incredibly frustrating and makes me angry on your and Cookie's behalf. I'm sorry I don't have any advice. Do you think there maybe is a vet who isn't specialised in rabbits like this one is supposed to be, but would be willing to learn if you took Cookie to them? Someone who is open-minded and would do their own research if they don't immediately know how to treat a rabbit?
    There are not many exotic animal vets in Turkey like there. Pet keeping is not as common here, rabbit keeping is not common at all. That's why there is no better vet than this, others risk killing them by giving them the completely wrong medication, that's why I can never take them to the regular vet. The most knowledgeable vet about rabbits is this ignorant!! Also, Turks generally do not admit their mistakes and are very closed to criticism. When you criticize Turks, they take it as if you are insulting them. No one is open to criticism here, I consider myself one of the rare people in this regard.
    Quote Originally Posted by CarelessSquid07 View Post
    Cookie is on diuretics?

    Wouldn't that make him pee more to move the fluids through his body? He may just be struggling to keep up with the cleaning.

    I would give him a little box of hay beside his litter tray and put a lot less in his actual tray so he wets the puppy pad rather than the hay. That should help him stay dry.

    It doesn't have to be fancy, just a box with a hole in for him to reach the hay through.

    And just to check he's not been plomping himself in his water bowl?2

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    Diuretic made for cookie's respiratory infection
    Cookie pees, no pee problem. What you said are very good ideas, especially I can do the cardboard one, thank you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    I'm really sorry. That sounds incredibly frustrating and makes me angry on your and Cookie's behalf. I'm sorry I don't have any advice. Do you think there maybe is a vet who isn't specialised in rabbits like this one is supposed to be, but would be willing to learn if you took Cookie to them? Someone who is open-minded and would do their own research if they don't immediately know how to treat a rabbit?
    I agree. Another vet may be more willing to listen and look up information if they don't know much about rabbits. I respect a vet who knows their limitations and will get back to you when they have done some research.

    Rabbits are not naturally dirty creatures - I don't think any animal would normally exist like that. The comparison with cats is quite good, in that respect. A rabbit with a wet or dirty bottom is at risk from flystrike, and is likely to get very sore skin eg. from urine scald.

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    I did not realise that Cookie is on diuretics. That might be why he is leaking wee !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    I did not realise that Cookie is on diuretics. That might be why he is leaking wee !!
    No, does not normally use. The vet just gave him a diuretic injection today, for respiratory tract infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    I agree. Another vet may be more willing to listen and look up information if they don't know much about rabbits. I respect a vet who knows their limitations and will get back to you when they have done some research.

    Rabbits are not naturally dirty creatures - I don't think any animal would normally exist like that. The comparison with cats is quite good, in that respect. A rabbit with a wet or dirty bottom is at risk from flystrike, and is likely to get very sore skin eg. from urine scald.
    I agree with everything you said, but I told a reader of books about veterinarians, I didn't want to repeat it. Unfortunately there is such a cultural problem. Especially the issue of urine scald worries me a lot, I'm so afraid that it will happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCG View Post
    No, does not normally use. The vet just gave him a diuretic injection today, for respiratory tract infection.

    So when he had the abdominal X-ray they did a chest X-ray too and noted fluid on his lungs ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    So when he had the abdominal X-ray they did a chest X-ray too and noted fluid on his lungs ?
    Yes, abdomen and lungs x-rays were taken. In general vet said his lungs were good but the lungs also said there was something very small in the upper part and she said he will give him diuretic injection today and tomorrow to relieve it. Also the vet told us to stop the antibiotics even though cookie's respiratory infection complaints continue. Also this butt wetness problem continue. The vet is doing nothing, Jane what am I going to do? There is no place I can go
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    I assume she must have seen some fluid on his lungs.

    Did she test his urine for infection, has this ever been done ?


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