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    Perhaps grind or dissolve joint tab and add it to recovery food.
    It can be hard to give nose drops to a bunny. My avatar,my late cx, needed drops in her nose. Do one nostril at a time and try to keep drops small. I used different ways of turning bunny upside down until I settled on holding on bed.
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    I have had to use nose drops for Rabbits. Surprisingly they all tolerated it well. You do not have to put Rabbit on their back, in fact itís best not to. Just elevate their head. As the drops hit the nostril they automatically inhale. Itís like a reflex response. You can use a nebuliser to administer the medication if using the drops directly into the nostrils is too stressful for the Rabbit.

    What is the name of the nose drops ? Having to use them 6 times a day does not sound ideal and I doubt they are abx
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    Perhaps grind or dissolve joint tab and add it to recovery food.
    It can be hard to give nose drops to a bunny. My avatar,my late cx, needed drops in her nose. Do one nostril at a time and try to keep drops small. I used different ways of turning bunny upside down until I settled on holding on bed.
    Sending vibes they improve
    Ooh, I hadn't thought of adding the joint tabs to her syringe feed! That's a great idea! They're really hard, so I don't know if I'll be able to grind or dissolve them, but I'll try! And thank you for the advice on the nose drops and for sending vibes.


    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    I have had to use nose drops for Rabbits. Surprisingly they all tolerated it well. You do not have to put Rabbit on their back, in fact itís best not to. Just elevate their head. As the drops hit the nostril they automatically inhale. Itís like a reflex response. You can use a nebuliser to administer the medication if using the drops directly into the nostrils is too stressful for the Rabbit.

    What is the name of the nose drops ? Having to use them 6 times a day does not sound ideal and I doubt they are abx
    Oh, that's so good to know that they actually tend to tolerate the nose drops well! Thank you for explaining how to administer them, too. They actually are antibiotics, though. It says so on the box. It says it's gentamicin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    Ooh, I hadn't thought of adding the joint tabs to her syringe feed! That's a great idea! They're really hard, so I don't know if I'll be able to grind or dissolve them, but I'll try! And thank you for the advice on the nose drops and for sending vibes.


    Oh, that's so good to know that they actually tend to tolerate the nose drops well! Thank you for explaining how to administer them, too. They actually are antibiotics, though. It says so on the box. It says it's gentamicin.
    They are the ones I used, just not 6 times a day. They can also be used as eye drops and eye drops will have some effect on the nasal passages as long as the nasolacrimal ducts are not blocked. Nebulising gentamicin is an option too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by InspectorMorse View Post
    They are the ones I used, just not 6 times a day. They can also be used as eye drops and eye drops will have some effect on the nasal passages as long as the nasolacrimal ducts are not blocked. Nebulising gentamicin is an option too.
    Ah, I see. That's good to know. 6 times a day does seem like a lot, doesn't it? But both the box and the instructions from the vet say 6 times a day so it must be right!
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    The vet who called yesterday called me back this morning and said we can do an ultrasound of Casper's belly, but he also wanted to see if Casper will eat better if we stop the gut meds (not the Metacam) and the syringe feeds, in case he's not eating much because he's so stressed out because of everything. So, I'm willing to give that a try, since he has just not gotten any better at all this past week. The vet said to call right away if he stops eating completely, of course, so it's not like I'm going to let him starve! But we'll just give him some time where he doesn't get handled so much, since he does hate that. So, we'll see how that goes and then we can do an ultrasound if he still doesn't get better.

    Sophie is getting better, at least. She's eating a bit more every day.
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    Sounds great that Sophie is doing so much better!

    It's possible it's all the handling, if he's very stressed by it and I'm sure it's hard for you as well.

    Have you changed hay recently? Or tried him on a teeny bit of alfalfa?

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    Gosh what a lot to be going on at once RoB! Sorry things have been so hard. I really hope Sophie and Casper improve asap.

    Have you tried some herbal forage? When my buns have been unwell they've refused their normal food and treats, but things like dried dandelion and plantain have encouraged them to nibble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarelessSquid07 View Post
    Sounds great that Sophie is doing so much better!

    It's possible it's all the handling, if he's very stressed by it and I'm sure it's hard for you as well.

    Have you changed hay recently? Or tried him on a teeny bit of alfalfa?

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    Yeah, I'm glad Sophie's getting better! Casper does get stressed out a lot by all the handling. He's an anxious bunny, and he's become so quiet and sad. Last time I gave them a bit of alfalfa, when Sophie needed to gain weight, Sophie got a lot of gut trouble and stasis, so I don't feel safe getting some of that, as it'd be difficult to make sure only Casper ate it... I did order some new hay, though, but it's the same order as the new bag of food, which is still delayed. They've had their current hay for a few weeks now, but they haven't been liking it as much as their previous box of hay, sadly, which was really nice and stalky. This one's very soft.


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    Gosh what a lot to be going on at once RoB! Sorry things have been so hard. I really hope Sophie and Casper improve asap.

    Have you tried some herbal forage? When my buns have been unwell they've refused their normal food and treats, but things like dried dandelion and plantain have encouraged them to nibble.

    Sending you all healing vibes xxx
    Thank you so much. I've given them a big tray of dried forage and they've been eating quite a bit of it, especially the plantain. Casper loves dried plantain!
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    Sending more vibes for your bunnies. Glad Sophie improving and hope Casper follows.
    When I get a new package/box of hay I mix some old with the new so it is not a big change in taste or texture since color and texture can vary. Though my Lionhead bunnies are not as fuzzy as Heidi and Raven who are older.
    I hope vet's plan works so Casper can get back on tract.

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