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    Default Dewlap-ectomy?

    I don’t know what else to call it. Has anyone ever had a rabbit who has had their dewlap removed? Specifically because they were grossly overweight, now a healthy weight, and the skin left from the massive dewlap prevents them from cleaning properly or eating their caecs and is seemingly impacting their quality of life?

    Just wondering- not looking to do anything just yet- just didn’t even know if it was a thing or not.
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    Not dewlap but abdominal excess baggy skin.

    Not me but Frances Harcourt-Brown told me of a rabbit at Bunny Burrows rescue that was in the same predicament due to weight loss and the rolls of skin were a significant hazard to health so she performed a "tummy tuck".. apparently it made it to the news, very much suggesting it was a cosmetic procedure and completely distorting the necessity for the procedure.

    I am sure she would be happy to discuss with a vet re pros and cons etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    Not dewlap but abdominal excess baggy skin.

    Not me but Frances Harcourt-Brown told me of a rabbit at Bunny Burrows rescue that was in the same predicament due to weight loss and the rolls of skin were a significant hazard to health so she performed a "tummy tuck".. apparently it made it to the news, very much suggesting it was a cosmetic procedure and completely distorting the necessity for the procedure.

    I am sure she would be happy to discuss with a vet re pros and cons etc.
    This is INCREDIBLY helpful, thank you. She also has rolls around the base of her back/tail too, but they cause less functional issues than the dewlap. It’s good to know it’s an actual thing and not something I made up.
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    Ditto to BB response. My Vet did a ‘cosmetic procedure’ (in reality a clinically necessary procedure) on a Doe who had folds of excess skin all around her genitals and abdomen after significant weight loss. She came into Rescue so obese that she could not hop, only waddle

    Her Dewlap was not really effected though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky-O View Post
    This is INCREDIBLY helpful, thank you. She also has rolls around the base of her back/tail too, but they cause less functional issues than the dewlap. It’s good to know it’s an actual thing and not something I made up.
    This isn't the article that Frances told me about, as it was an English, possibly regional, newspaper, but this is the case she was talking about. I would have a strong suspicion that it would be one of the case histories that she is busily working on to upload onto her website.

    https://www.iol.co.za/news/eish/nip-...re-style-60389
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