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Hi Everyone! My vet squeezed Cupcake in yesterday because they felt like it was an emergency, so I didnt get to ask him all of the questions I would have liked to. (I was so grateful that they fit us in...it was amazing!! He is amazing!!) Cupcake has been having issues hopping, so I took her in last week. She was diagnosed with a UTI and put on some meds. The vet and I both hoped that her hopping problem was due to the pain "down there." He said if the hopping problem didnt improve, that he would like to take some x-rays. So yesterday, I was visiting with her on the floor and noticed that she was dragging her left hind leg a bit. I called the vet frantic and brought her in. She is healthy otherwise (teeth, ears, etc.) but the x-rays showed that she does indeed have some arthritis in her hip and that some of her little spine is fusing because of the arthritis. She is on metacam now, which seems to be helping a bit. She has been moving around more and just looks better in general. (She had been having some potty accidents too...and still is, but they are less frequent.) How is arthritis in bunnies treated? What is her life going to be like? Is she going to be on meds forever? Will the meds she is on help to stop or slow down the process of her spine fusing? I have another appointment with her next Tuesday, but I am just so worried about my little peanut! She is only 4, but from what I've been reading, some others have been diagnosed with arthritis at 4. He didnt want me to close her in her pen, so she still has the run of my living room. Do any of you have any ideas to help make her feel a bit more comfortable? I also started giving her the Oxbow Join Support "cookies." Does anyone else use them? Do you think they will help her?
Thank you to everyone in advance, who helps out!! You guys are all amazing and so helpful! I dont know what I would do without you all!!