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Did she look at his teeth to estimate if he was an older bunny? Or did she just say because his kidneys were giving out attributed to old age?
IF he truly is an elderly bun then here are some links to help you out. But if he is suffering from something else that is causing kidney failure then, of course, that is a different story.
Here are some links regarding the care of an eldery bunnies (source: mostly House Rabbit Society)
I am so sorry your bunny is going through this.
AWWW, your bunnies are gorgeous. I can put them in the gallery if you'd like. I can take the larger picture directly from your post, but the avatar picture is too small for me to put the gallery, so you'd have to send it to me.
Regarding the other issue, after reading and researching, if you feel like it might not be old age, but something else, you might seek out another vet or ask that vet how she knows it's due to old age.
What does your gut feeling say about this so far?
Our vet recommends doing a full blood work up to check the elderly buns. We have quite a few with incontinent and mobility issues. The test can really help gauge if anything alarming is going on internally. We lost a precious bun due to kidney disease not long ago so I have been vigilant on getting a physical on them once a year. We have two buns that need washing at least every other day and we apply some cream to help with the chafing. I wish there was an easy answer so hang in there!
Welcome Tribe! Great Advice!
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you are really bunny lovers and take care of your bunnies well. I have a bunny who has a crooked spine (vet said either it's genetic or an old injury from before I adopted her) and it keeps her from being able to completely clean herself. So I am an old hat at bum cleaning too.
What kind of problems do your other bunnies have that require washing?