My gf has a mini rex, she got a month or so ago. We took it for a health check when we got it and the vet said everything was fine.
A couple of days later we noticed the rabbit was drooling so it went to the vet who said it was an abscess which could be drained for £150 plus 50 for anti-biotics/painkiller etc.
The vet then suggested after a follow up check that she see a teeth specialist. The specialist quoted £750 and said that included draining the abscess which, apparently, hasn't been drained.
He then said that after this there was a strong chance of ongoing dental work and it might be better to put the rabbit down (after spending another 150 on a blood test and some cream).
We're not sure what to do and what to do given the vets' conflicting stories (fine/abscess/terminal). The rabbit is starting to eat whole foods again using her teeth and is generally bearing up. I've no experience of rabbits but looking at the rabbit now I can't help think it's unethical to put it to sleep. Is there something that can be done or are we just delaying the inevitable?
>>2060116 feed it with stuff that makes it grind it's teeth and you shouldn't put it down unless you can't control the bunnies teeth growth which you can by feeding it the right things like spinach selleri broccoli cabbage (only like a leaf or two a day) carrots (only in small amounts) cauliflower
always give it at least three of the things each day!
My roommate got a chameleon, he hasn't raised a reptile before, what kind of wood and such is okay to put in his cage? We feed him like 4-5 crickets a day and spray water on the leaves for him to drink (do they really not drink from a water bowl?) he just likes to chill under his heat lamp. Tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
>>2059949 We did that pleb, you think we are crazy? They are just pretty shitty, I think we probably need to get a stronger heating light, but other than that I think we are doing everything properly. Are we missing something big specifically or did you just assume we are trying to mistreat the animal he got?
>>2059954 >first reptile >not using dripper and asking about the moving water issue implying you don't know implying your research is inadequate
Do you have it in a screen enclosure? How big? How's the humidity? Are you monitoring it? You can't just hand must the tank with chams. They need a delicate balance of airflow and high humidity. You usually need a misting system to achieve this correctly. This is an advanced reptile to keep and very... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Adopted a 3 year old neutered female from an owner. She is indoor only, previous owner had her since she was a tiny kitten, this is basically the only other place in her life she has ever been.
She arrived on Friday, immediately hid under the wardrobe. Normal, I know. EXTREMELY shy, we never had a chance to pet her. We never invade her space, or reach under the wardrobe at her. We have ignored her as much as possible, only talking to her sometimes from a distance in a smooth tone.
It is now almost a week later, she has not eaten once.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Don't mean to hijack your thread or anything, but I also need cat help. Mine chews off all his fur, I took him to the vet, and the vet gave him a steroid, it didn't really help him he kept on chewing after about a week. I saw some stuff online that said maybe anxiety, anything I can do for him? I'd prefer not to medicate him if I don't have to, but I'm getting tired of his auto cannibalism and him looking like a zombie.
You fucked up. What you should have done is designated a cat room and locked the cat in for about two weeks. You need to start over. You will also be able to tell exactly how much your cat is eating (and pooping) by restricting his movements. Then in a few weeks let him out to explore the house. The cat room will be his safe place, and he will return to it when he feels afraid.
Alright /an/, through a set of circumstances I won't go into here, a family dog has to either come live with me in my apt or be euthanized. This leads me to my question for you, how would you go about caring for and minimizing the impact of a medium sized dog in a medium sized apt? I'd like her to not be a burden on both my roomate and my landlords, (roomate is into the idea, he loves dogs) and I want her to be as happy as I can make her. I don't worry about her behavior as she's always been pretty "go with the flow". She'll have much less... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I work at an animal hospital and recently we have been hit with an awful kennel cough that isn't prevented by the vaccine. Any other hospitals/clinics dealing with this? We are extremely clean obviously so any other advice on getting rid of this shit would be amazing.
>>2059431 The vaccine is like a flu shot; it doesn't necessarily stop the illness, but it helps prevent it. Even with the vaccines, some dogs will still get kennel cough. This is extremely common in places that kennel many dogs at a time. Kennel cough can also be caused just by stress alone, in which case the vaccine won't do dick for the stressed KC dogs. Are they responding to medications?
>>2059462 ..I appreciate your feedback but I am asking for other tips for our vet office to use as far as further prevention. Just like the vaccine the medicine doesn't prevent it so that isn't really what I was after. Thanks anyway!
>>2059370 >>2059373 >How do you feel about this? Like it's their choice, tbqh if they're dumping them it's more than obvious that those dogs are better off without them, and if you really cared you'd go over and adopt them forever instead of being butthurt. What are you achieving by posting them on 4chan? Don't answer that, it's rhetorical.
Im so sick of the amount of bone fragments in all dog meats. Its like feeding my dog little bits of glass everyday. she already has bladder problems, I have to feed her wet food, but this cannot be good for dogs.
if it was babby food and bits of glass were in it, there would be uproar. why is it acceptable to feed dogs this?
can i give my dog bread every day? i dont mean it as a basis for their diet, but i simply eat a lot of bread and she always wants some so i give her a little bite whenever i have. i read that a dog can eat like one entire bread a day maximum, is that true? i give her about a quarter of a bread every day i would say
the cucumber cat meme is performed by silently and sneakily placing a cucumber near them while their attention is 100% focused om another activity, like eating, so that they lose awareness of their surroundings. This causes the cat to be startled when it looks around, trying to regain awareness and suddenly spots a large thing which looks like it is creeping up on him.
If you give a cat a cucumber while he is looking I guarantee 100% he will not give a shit.
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