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Well since she was happy and always eating and everything before the Metacam, I have no idea whether she was in pain in the first place. I guess it was a bad idea to use metacam and see if an improvement indicated arthritis.
All I have to go on is a clean Xray, a clean blood panel, and a happy, hungry, incontinent rabbit with limited mobility. Things could be worse, I just want to figure out what's wrong with her.
I guess it was a bad idea to use metacam and see if an improvement indicated arthritis.
Even though her blood panel was clean, should I reconsider the possibility of EC? We never did titer test because it wouldn't tell us much anyway, since she will probably test positive whether or not that's the cause. Should I ask to treat EC without titer confirmation and see if she gets better?
Posted By Sarita on 03/28/2013 05:26 AM
Did the vet do an x-ray for the arthritis? They can always detect this.
They did an X-ray when she first started dragging herself around (see video in original post) and the radiologist didn't see anything explaining it. But then as soon as we returned from the vet she was hopping completely fine, which made it all the more confusing.
The metacam for arthritis was just a guess. I had thought it might increase her mobility because if she feels less pain (assuming it IS pain she feels) maybe she would hop like she used to instead of this strange sideways shuffle.
If the Xrays always detect arthritis like Sarita said, and the radiologist didn't see anything, then that makes E.C. more likely (despite this symptom disappearing for a couple months after its initial appearance). I think I will ask them what they think of treating with Panacur as jerseygirl suggested.
Also got a bunny massage DVD and maybe that will help =)
I haven't tried the massage DVD yet, things have been really hectic between finals and trying to medicate Piper (other rabbit) twice a day. Hopefully will get to try it this weekend. An acupuncturist is coming to my vet at the end of April, we will probably try her. And there is a vet school nearby that might have laser therapy. I wish I knew what it was, though.