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Last Post by BB at 2/20/2010 5:25 PM (21 Replies)
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/10/2010 12:10 PM

Dj is losing nails of his back paws so far he has lost 4 and another is loose.It doesnt bleed when it comes of it almost looks like its a cap over a new nail.they  are regularly trimmed. should I be worried?

~CLB


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2/10/2010 12:33 PM
I would call your vet and describe what's happening. Your vet can tell you if you should be worried, and whether you need to bring him in.
I have never heard of this at all, so I would be very worried if it were mine. Who is trimming them regularly?
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/10/2010 12:46 PM
the vet trims them but more recently me and my mum do it together.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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2/10/2010 12:50 PM
Well, it's good that your vet is familiar with your bunny's nails. I would still call.
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/10/2010 12:51 PM
ok

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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2/10/2010 5:56 PM
Something has to be wrong for him to lose her nails. Definitely call the vet asap-keep us posted!! {{DJ}}
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User is Offline MimzMum
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2/10/2010 7:08 PM
Poor DJ and poor CLB! I ditto what the others have said and I'll add some healing vibes for your bun as well! ((((((((((((DJ))))))))))))))
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/11/2010 6:19 AM
OK the vet is super booked so we are going to have to wait a while.. I just don't get it though because when I look at the feet where the nails have fell off I see a new little nail.*weird*.I'm going to go see if i can find them and take a pic so you guys can see what I mean.

User is Offline rosalie68
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2/11/2010 10:25 AM
it sounds like u are describing when cats lose their nails. its kind of like a shell and a new nail is underneath when it falls off. never heard of it with a bunny though. let us know what the vet says.
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User is Offline bunnytowne
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2/11/2010 12:05 PM

Hmm never seen it in a bun either.   I wonder bunny is deficient in something.   Defintiely see what the vet says

I hope bun will be well and stop losing his nails.

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User is Offline KatnipCrzy
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2/11/2010 12:15 PM

I have never heard of bunnies losing their nails unless it is a medical issue or phycical issue (too long/getting stuck).  I have never seen a rabbit nail display "sheaths" like cat nails do- cat nails shed the outer layer.  I have seen many bunnies with long, twisted nails-and those are the usual options as they keep growing- curl/twist or break.

Did you vet have any ideas when you called- could possibly be a fungal infection, etc.

 

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User is Offline BB
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2/12/2010 6:21 PM
Though one nail every once in a blue moon can get come off due to a snag or some accident, for so many to be coming off is not normal. Do you trim his nails? Could they just be getting too long, and so when one comes off it puts too much pressure on the remaining and then they get ripped off etc, etc.

And as Katnip mentioned, there also might be some sort of medical problem.

Hope you can get in to see a vet soon. How far out are you booked?

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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2/14/2010 8:28 PM
Most vets allow walkins when it's an emergency or just important. IF your vet is booked, just go in. It's not something that could 'wait a while' If you don't wnat to do that-you need to phone around and see another vet.
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User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/15/2010 4:29 AM
OK today i am going to call the vet and see what she thinks.We have one other vet in our area and we had a bad experience with them so not going to go there again!

User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/15/2010 6:21 AM
BTW last time I called vet was in surgery so that is why he could not give me advice.

User is Offline Sarita
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2/15/2010 6:27 AM
If it were me, I would make the appointment with the vet I know and trust. I'm not entirely sure this qualifies as an emergency or not.

Or else I would ask about a drop off and the vet can see him in between surgeries and appointments - I do this all the time at my vet's.

User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/15/2010 7:01 AM
My appointment is at 3;30 on wednesday.

User is Offline Sarita
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2/15/2010 7:22 AM
That's good and it's not too far off. Keep us updated.

User is Offline Carrot Lane Bunny
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2/17/2010 6:23 PM
so i went to the vet and he said that when DJ was younger(before he was rescued) he had a nutritional deficiency which caused a weak spot in the nail to form.So when he grew more pressure was pressing on it causing it to break!But he is fine now and as long as he has no discharge coming from the nose he is fine! Thanks everyone for your vibes!!!

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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2/17/2010 6:42 PM
Great news!! So glad to hear
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