Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Thyroid problems

  1. #1
    Mama Doe Denny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    4,757

    Default Thyroid problems

    just wondering if rabbits can suffer with under active or over active thyroid problems

    cats can be prone to thyroid problems especially in old age and obviously, depending on which one (over active or under active) can cause weight loss or obesity so was wondering if rabbits can suffer with thyroid problems
    Denny



    I've been Boo'd lol

  2. #2
    Mama Doe bunny-mad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Raynes Park, London
    Posts
    1,048

    Default

    Not sure. I don't think I've read anything about it...
    b-m
    Sylvia & Oli, Humphrey & Saffie, Paula & Albert
    www.animalrescueandcare.org.uk
    [url]

  3. #3
    Warren Veteran AlisonA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Swimming in trifle
    Posts
    9,209

    Default

    I've never heard of it either. Maybe because so many rabbits never get to old age, it doesn't show the same prevalence as it does with cats? I asked my vet the same thing about skin cancer in rabbits (I had a white bun who used to love sunbathing), and he said that's very uncommon.

    My 18 year old cat has just had a blood test for thyroid function, and thankfully it's fine. Unfortunately it doesn't go any further to explain why he is eating twice as much as normal yet losing weight!

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carnoustie, Scotland
    Posts
    1,038

    Default

    I would have thought that any living being with a thyroid could have thyroid problems either under or over active

    However how easy it would be to diagnose in a bunny is difficult to say.

    lol Pam

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •