Dust Bunny's (Dusty's) Medical Thread

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GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 pm


Arrived here at 20 days old and 226 grams. Not aware of any medical problems so far. She has an appointment on the 18th to see the vet. I'm just anxious to announce her arrival, hahaha. As any parent is about announcing a new baby.

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lisam

Post   » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:20 pm


Hey, I had a rabbit named Dust Bunny! Loved that boy.

Can't wait to see yours!

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:06 pm


I love that name too! I have a little plush rabbit whose name is "Dust Bunny".

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:02 pm


I'm becoming very worried for Dusty. She won't eat anything but lettuce, hay and possibly some pellets. Not Parsley, Bell Pepper, Cucumber, etc. The only fresh veggie is lettuce. Even when I take her out away from Fuzz, she ignores ALL food.

Suggestions?


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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:16 pm


How is her weight doing?

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:24 pm


She's up to 262 grams according to the vet's scales.

That said, the vet found she has a skin condition, probably fungal. She gave me some medication to put on the spots daily. She did the blue light test and doesn't think it's Ringworm, thank heavens. Then she did a skin scraping. That poor baby. I didn't realize that the vet was going to do one, and she did it out of the room. I could hear poor Dusty wheeking for what seemed an awful long time. I kept hoping it was a bird in another room, but when they brought her back to me, she was all bundled up in her blanket and the tech said "She's not a fan of that". Well duh. If I'd realized that they were going to do one of those, I'd have stopped them. Poor little girl. Naturally, they didn't find mites.

Because of the way I hold her (trying to keep her from jumping out of my hands) I hadn't noticed the spots on her. You can bet I'll be working on others ways so I can do a real exam from now on. By the time she's recovered, we should have a working agreement on what to do and not do. Dang, she's fast!

The medication is Gentizol Topical 15 gm

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:42 pm


It sounds like gentizol is an "antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal ointment." Looks like it should cover most issues!

GrannyJu1
Armcavy

Post   » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:53 am


Dusty"s spots are healing well, except for the one on her nose, it's being stubborn and is either growing or is just larger than I thought. She was treated with Revolution in case of mites.

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