Don't have a vet? Check out VET RESOURCES
The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.
LEADERS: Bam BinkyBunny JerseyGirl LBJ10 LittlePuffyTail LongEaredLions RabbitPam
Hi, my rabbit Timi has what appears to be a blood clot in a vein in her ear, and one side of the vein beside the clotting is thickened and dark. There is reddening in the ear area surrounding it. When I tried to massage the clot with my fingers, it felt like there was an air bubble. Though she's not acting abnormally, I'm worried. Should I be? Has anyone else experienced this?
Here's a picture:
Thank you all for your input... Sorry I haven't checked/replied sooner -- the truth is timi's ear has gotten significantly better since my post; the vein and the ear itself is normal-colored already, and there is just a tiny/harmless-looking "mole" where the "clot" was. But I know I shouldn't be complacent with the "harmless-looking mole", as it could dislodge and cause serious problems, as LillyBear/Amanda said. And I do appreciate & value your opinions on checking with the vet -- it's just that the local vets are not very rabbit-savvy yet, hence my post -- but I will do make a visit to be sure.
Thanks again BinkyBunny, gravehearted, poopy and Lillybear/Amanda!