Bunny Emergency: lost tooth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantymum, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Hi all, one of my 3 freeranging buns has had an accident.
    She has lost a bottom tooth and a lot of weight as she cant eat.
    I am syringing food in to her : mashed pellets, carrot,beans,celery and vitamin sup blended into a mash then into a syringe. She is accepting it well, though if she cant keep up with me it dribbles onto her chin and burlap.
    I have her inside where it is warm, we are still in winter here.
    I found the injury yesterday, she doesnt run up to me like the other 2 do and I have noticed over the last 2 weeks that she has lost weight. I put it down to worms.
    Anyhow I offered her chopped carrot which she tried to eat but then i noticed blood on her chin so I caught her, picked her up from behind and had a look at her mouth.
    She has 2 top teeth and only 1 bottom tooth.
    I think she must have jumped up onto something and fell off. No other signs of injury. except she had faeces stuck at her behind which I have cleared.
    she hasnt pooped at all. perhaps due to fasting.
    I have a friend who is a pharmacist and he said that paracetamol will be safe for her. I gave her 1/2 a tab in water in syringe 5 hours ago.
    How long do teeth take to grow back???
    Any suggestions for anything else that ive mentioned?
    I have a friend who is a vet, she is in Malaysia but returns on Sunday, she will be coming here then, im hoping to be able to sustain her health until then.
    I dont get paid till Wednesday and dont like to ask a vet for an account. Though bunbuns seems fine and not distressed.
    She is weak and probably sore but im getting to that.
    Ill wash her mouth with salt water tommorrow and give her fur a wipe as well to clean her up.
    Its horrible to see your pets unwell, any advice????
    even moral support!!!
  2. Im hoping to get an answer soon as im going to sleep!!!!!
    I hope you nice people have a lovely sunny day!!!
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Oh dear. Poor bun.
    I'd head to the vet; in lieu of that it sounds like you are doing everything possible - keeping her quiet, warm, fed and clean.
    Good luck - it is terrible to see hurt critters - especially our delicate little bunnies!
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Aww bantymum.....I wish I knew what to tell you. Sounds like you are doing everything just right for her. Maybe some vitamins? Electroytes? Just to keep her energy levels up. The poor baby...hope she heals soon.
  5. Thanks Chickbea, im glad youre here!!!
    This is really bad but I dont have finances till next Tuesday, id have to ask a vet for an account, I have spent lots of time at vets with the bunnies etc and I just know what will happen, antibiotics in case!!!!and pain to the buns through the handling and looking at mouth. I really feel confident that she will get through this otherwise I would definately take her to vet. I guess im asking for advice on ointments, special hospital diet, protein supp etc,
    Im watching her all the time, I have a sheet over her cage for night which is high up on castors, i can put her in sunshine during the day to cheer her.
    I have a corner of the sheet up so I can peep at her!
    Im going to sleep now, thankyou
  6. Oh Hey Deb, thankyou sweet, ill try and get some vits and electrolytes tomorrow, sorry ive been very busy and my chickens are just starting to lay again so nothing has been happening with the chookies.
    Have a great day!!!
  7. fuzz

    fuzz Songster

    Aug 4, 2007
    It does sound like you are doing everything possible for the rabbit, taking her to a vet would be helpful but very expensive, continuning what you are doing is fine:)
  8. bigmamma

    bigmamma In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2007
    hi, sorry your bunny is unwell, you sound like you are doing everything to keep him/her comfortable, i lost my rabbit tuesday, he died after 3 years so i know how it feels when our loved ones are unwell, let us know how its going
  9. Im going to phone a couple of nice vets shortly and try and take her in. She really looks down in the dumps, which is to be expected.
    I guess they will pump heaps of expensive drugs into her, but really that is the part of being a responsible pet owner!

    Ive got the feeling that they may suggest euthanasia!!
    I just need to have an expert opinion as to the extent of her injury. I would hope that they will give her gas to let her sleep whilst they investigate. good old isoflourine gas is wonderful stuff!!!
    Thankyou, i will keep you posted!
  10. Ps, theres a pic of her next to the grey and white bunny on my personal page! with goldilocks!

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