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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > RAINBOW BRIDGE > How can i clean a dog bite on my bunny? Should i bandage it?
Last Post by Starmoniiglisten at 9/28/2011 8:47 AM (15 Replies)
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User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/24/2011 6:15 AM

Hi guys, my bun Bugs has gotten bit by a dog yesterday, and she wasnt moving, i think she was in shock, but later on that night, she was moving and eatn, i called avet and he told me to just clean it. Well today is a new day, she isnt eating, nor drinking, and when i go near her she yelps like a puppy. What should i do??! Please help, and if you dont know how to reply can you please send me information on my facebook?  http://www.facebook.com/#!/starmoni...#160;hurry guys, Bugs needs youre help!


User is Offline Monkeybun
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9/24/2011 6:22 AM
Take her to the vet. Poor thing

User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/24/2011 6:43 AM
Ditto. Vet asap.

She probably need pain management and that wound must be looked at. Bites can abscess easily in rabbits and then it's even more difficult to heal. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but don't be seeking help for this online. She has to see a professional.

User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/24/2011 7:28 AM

Welll i talked to the vet, and he said she sounded fine, but then today she doesnt seem fine. She just started eating again, but im  not sure thats good enough, shes obviously in a lot of pain, and idk what to do, we live in a very small town, and the only vet thats around here that takes rabbits is 40 minutes away, and is closed until Monday.. but i talked to him again this morning, and he said i should bring her in, sounds like its infected. how am i suppose dto bring her in, if the vet is closed?! Imm not sure how im supposed to deal with this...


User is Offline Stickerbunny
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9/24/2011 8:07 AM
If he's closed but he said to bring her in, ask him what he wants done... he might have been saying he'll see her even though they don't normally since it's emergency. Don't ask us, ask him. My vet will see buns past closing time if he has to for their health.

User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/24/2011 9:50 AM

well i called them and asked what he ment, but i guess hes not gunna be in the office nor will he be in town till monday. He left right after i got off the phone with him.


User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/24/2011 9:55 AM

But both of my buns are going to the vet on monday and hell check her out then. Untill then i have to keep the bite clean. So i just gave them both a bath ( and for some reason they both really like baths)  and cleaned it out. Shes eating, and even playing with her toys! Shes doing so mcuh beter!  but well see. Thanks for the info guys


User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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9/24/2011 6:43 PM

For something like this, I'd go to any vet even if they don't usually see rabbits. A good vet would consult with another that is rabbit experienced to get advice.

Be very vigilant about flies. Are the rabbits indoors or out?  Even indoors, flies can still be an issue. You do not want a case of Flystrike.


User is Offline Kafrn
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9/24/2011 7:22 PM
Rabbits arent meant to have baths.
The type of wound depends whether you are meant to keep it wet or just let it heal dry. Is it a deep wound? Or a scratch? Can you post a picture of the wound? If you gave your bunnies a bath then this wound will have a higher chance of being infected and also getting flystrike. also where abouts did it bite her?
What weighs 35 tonnes, has four fuzzy ears and is 80 million years old? Two rabbits riding a brontosaurus.

User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/25/2011 2:26 AM

Bugs passed away this morning.... :'(  shes in a better place now... Rest in peace baby girl <3


User is Offline Sarita
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9/26/2011 11:21 AM
I've moved this to the Rainbow Bridge Section.

I'm sorry to hear about Bugs. Dog bites can be very fatal to rabbits. I hope you ended up taking your other rabbit to the vet so you can establish a relationship with him/her for any future emergencies.

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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9/26/2011 1:16 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about bugs.
Hugs to you and to Fuzzy Wuzzy.
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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9/26/2011 3:04 PM
I agree. I hope that you keep the dog away from the rabbits. They can go so fast when it comes to medical emergencies. Are there any ER vets in the area in case that your regular vet is out of the office?

I'm also sorry to hear that your rabbit passed.
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User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/27/2011 3:42 AM
Thank you very much, that was very kind to put this is in the rainbow bridge... Im glad theres others outthere that actually care about their buns. Rip baby girl.. <3

User is Offline Mr. Lopity
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9/27/2011 8:37 AM
I am sorry for your loss!
(100 Hugs to you)

User is Offline Starmoniiglisten
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9/28/2011 8:47 AM
Thanks guys. Shes in a better place. Her brother misses her very much.
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