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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Tooth Root Abscess- to remove teeth, or lifelong antibiotic treatment??
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 11/08/2012 1:23 AM (29 Replies)
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User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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10/22/2012 12:17 AM
So glad he is doing better. I have never had to flush a bunny tooth abscess but I have had to do it with a cat and essentially once the region stopped being easy to open and the puss was not recurring it was OK to stop (usually two or three days) you can always give the vet a call and continue to monitor it for any signs of it returning.
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User is Offline ThreeBuns
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10/22/2012 12:31 AM

Two or three days? Oh lordy, we've been doing it twice a day for a whole week now!

Will definitely contact the Clinic tomorrow then- much happier patient if we can stop the torture, and be down to only two oral medicines a day- and these, much easier to administer than the chalky thick previous one!


User is Offline Sarita
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10/22/2012 2:41 AM
Continued vibes - I hope this works.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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10/23/2012 12:57 AM
Luckily he still loves us despite all this torture, and quickly forgives and comes looking for treats and nosepats a short time later.
Bunnies are great like that. You do medical stuff to them and think they will hate you, but they are so sweet and forgiving.

((((((Healing Vibes)))))))
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User is Offline ThreeBuns
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10/23/2012 1:10 AM
Yay! We can stop the abscess-torture. :-D
Only the two runny medicines twice daily for 14 days, no more poking and soaking and terrifying him.
He flicked away as soon as he was put down after his meds tonight, then came right back and sat on his little spot on the carpet, grooming himself and waiting expectantly for his slice of banana. Oh dear, now we have to keep doing that despite no more real drama, just easy meds? Oh I suppose so...can't say no to the little hopeful face.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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10/23/2012 2:02 AM
Haha! Well he should be loving the flagyl. My Jelly loooves it. I'm not sure what enrotril is. Sounds like a form of baytril (enrofloxacin).

The abscess site heals up super fast so your having flushed it twice per day was spot on. At least, according to what I was advised to do for Jelly.
I know you feel awful doing the flushes but I'm told they dont feel much pain with it. Maybe just the pressure from the solution. And you relieve some pressure getting that puss out too.

Good luck on the new antibiotics. {{{vibes}}}

User is Offline ThreeBuns
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10/25/2012 2:22 PM

Yep, he likes the Flagyl, licks that up happily enough...but the Enrotril, eeh, he makes faces and tries to kill the syringe, or let it dribble out of his mouth. I can see why- I tried a tiny bit that spilt onto my  hand, and yuck, it's just like Baytril- nasty bitter!

I've made him a little happier by alternating the sweet and bitter meds, so we start with the Flagyl, and end with it, less traumatic.

 

Still happy with how the abscess is going- no growing, just the scab healing now slowly...looking good for a better result than we'd dared hope.


User is Offline ThreeBuns
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11/08/2012 12:21 AM
So, almost all cleared up now! :-)

Been back to the vet this week, and she got one last little lot of pus out of his now very small lump (since the scab came off easily), and we're now learning how to give him a penicillin injection once a week. The one they gave at the vet to demonstrate didn't seem to phase him at all, so with luck we'll be as quick and painless when we do it, and he'll barely have reason to fear us. ;-)
We're to do this for a few months, and then check back in...hopefully it should get rid of the last of the abscess, and stop it reforming.
He's back to normal now, happily eating all his hard foods, and getting more trusting and snuggly with us again. You'd barely know we'd been through so much in the past few weeks.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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11/08/2012 12:30 AM
Fantastic!

Good luck with the penicillin injections. Stuff is a pain in the butt.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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11/08/2012 1:23 AM
Great news!!!!
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