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 KokaneeandKahlua LBJ10 LittlePuffyTail LongEaredLions RabbitPam
I am wondering whether anyone else has experienced this sydrome with their bunny? My 13 month old dwarf lop recently passed away from flopsy bunny. She (Lily) had another experience with it mid last year, but she recovered within the day I took her to the vet. This time unfortunately she did not.
I am still beside myself why this happened ... I certainly did the right thing by taking her immediately to the vet. I had extensive talks to my vet and she indicated that sometimes there is no reason for it, but generally it could be related to a lack of vitamin E in their diet, stress or something happening outside the bunny's normal routine. None of these issues seem to fit the reason for Lily's passing.
I would like to share your experience if you have had to go through this yourself with your bunny?
Dawn ... xx
I heard about this before....my ex was/is a vet nurse. I thought that it was related to a vitamin deficiency? Check out the avma website. You can actually send vet questions to them and they will provide you info. I don't remember who/what the email address is to send questions.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Its never easy losing a pet, especially when you try your best to do right by them. I'm so sorry. Welcome to BinkyBunny! I've found some awesome info on this site. Gravehearted and Binky Bunny Rock!!!
Oh my Dawn!!! I am so sorry. I remember when you got her. I know you must be just heartbroken.
I have never heard of flopsy syndrome and will be researching and asking vets & experts about it to get educated.
Though I don't have experience with this particular illness, I do know what it is like to lose a bunny. My first bunny died young - he was only 2 years old. He had ecuniculi, and he actually had a negative reaction to meds he was taking for it. I know how hard it is, and I felt horrible, even though I know that with what I knew then I did the best I could. But I know that doesn't make it feel much better. It still hurts. I know you loved her and she had wonderful life with you. So even though her death hurts you, her life was happy and that's a wonderful gift you gave her.
Let's keep each other updated with what more we find out.