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    My dad took Casper and Sophie to the vet for me on Friday as they're both having issues. Casper has a weepy eye, but the vet checked his eye and it's okay, no damage or anything, so he now has eye drops twice a day and that should help within a few days, the vet said. For Sophie, her poops have been a lot smaller than her normal ones. She's eating well and the vet checked her over and she's fine, so he thought that it might be because of her Emeprid twice a day, that it's making things go through her system too fast to form normal-sized poops. So, we've halved her dosage now. Her poops are still small today, but a little bigger, so hopefully that was the issue and she'll be better in a couple of days...

    They've been seeing the vets a lot this year. I guess it's because they're both a bit older now? I'm not sure why else they keep having problems with everything...
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    Ah, I’m sorry they have had issues again, they are clearly well cared for and loved so it is unlucky they have needed to go to the vets more lately. As you say I would think their age is the main factor in that.

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    Maybe it is effective at age but I have the same problem, we go to the vet almost every 2 weeks. Cookie's eyes, like Casper, sometimes have discharge, sometimes white patches, sometimes redness for no reason, and we experience this very often. Last time I found a good veterinarian and she made an accurate observation, he understood that it was allergic. She said that Cookie is an allergic rabbit so we are constantly having these problems with his nose and eyes. Currently, Cookie's eyes are still red from time to time, I clean his eyes with the solution and he is relieved. Now, when allergy complaints increase and turn into an infection, we go to the vet. (Unfortunately, allergic rabbits are more prone to getting sick, just like humans). When we come to the Netherlands, we will go to the vet you found for us, I wonder what they will do for these diseases of Cookie. I am grateful to you for this, I will never forget this kindness. Thank you so much.

    I hope Casper and Sophie get well soon I send a lot of vibrations for them. Please update us xxxx
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    Sorry Casper and Sophie have had to have another vet visit, sending them both lots of vibes xx
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    I really hope they get on with their meds well & they do the trick. I think it probably is their age, as with people ailments & niggles tend to creep in more & one thing invariably has an impact on the other. Mousey has had weepy eyes since Rudey left - so probably well before but he was cleaning them (you see / feel the discharge in her fur but her eyes themselves are bright) & its a long time since she did a good sized poop. My vets seem to be of the opinion that these things happen with ageing bunnies & the focus seems to shift from fixing to managing. Its certainly nothing you can be doing / not doing. Your bunnies have the best lives & they are luck to grow old being cared for by you.

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    I'm sorry the bunnies have both been to see the vet again. Hopefully Casper's eye drops and Sophie's change in medication dosage will do the trick. I very much agree with j&b that when they get older it's a case of managing rather than being able to fix things. Very much like people I think

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    Fingers crossed the drops and change in emeprid do the trick.

    I've not had many older buns but have noticed my buns seem to have a run of things and then seem fine for a long while and then the pattern repeats.

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    I'm sorry to read that both Sophie and Casper have both had to go to the vet. Fingers crossed the medication and medication adjustment will help them both.

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    I hope that Sophie and Casper will soon be doing better again. It’s always such a worry when our Bunnies are not 100% well x


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    Thank you for your kind words, everyone, and for hoping Sophie and Casper will be helped by the medication and change in medication. I think you're right, j&b and Omi, that when they get older it starts being more about managing issues rather than fixing them. They're both doing well today. The fur under Casper's eye was dry this morning, and Sophie's poops have gotten a bit bigger, though they're still small.
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