Saturday, 5 March 2016

Happy Bunnies



We took the buns to the vet for their Myxi/VHD vaccination yesterday. The vet we saw was one we hadn't seen for quite a while and I really like her, she's a great vet and has a wonderful bedside manner, she always makes us feel like we're doing a good job.

After only a small amount of kerfuffle we extracted The White One from the carrier, she as poked and prodded, weighed and jabbed, the nurse even described her as "really cute" which was a surprise taking into account the amount of fluffs they must see every day. Big Grey was on almost best behaviour too, she didn't bite anyone, there was no growling and she even seemed to enjoy sitting on the scale. The vet said she was exactly the same weight as last year, and that she's not overweight she just looks fat!

colourless grey rabbits sleep furiously

When we were wrapping up the vet commented that they are in very good shape for 6 year old rabbits. They're actually nearly 8 years old, it's only their vaccination card that goes back 6 years, so they must be tip top! 

And the cost of the vaccination has gone down so it was less than £100, plus we'd filled the loyalty card which gave us another £15 off the cost, very pleased. 

22 comments:

  1. Aww, bunnies! Lovely to see them and I'm glad they're in tip top condition.

    Belle had GI Stasis this week, her first time. Thankfully we caught it early as she was only laid low for two days. xx

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    1. Poor Belle, stasis is awful isn't it and they can go downhill so quickly, Roo has had it countless times due to what the vet thinks is a fur mat in her intestine. Glad to hear she's better now.

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    2. Thank you xx

      Stasis is a scary and horrible ailment. When Bob got it for the first time it dragged on for a week and a half and really changed his eating habits. The last time he had it I caught it so quickly, he was fine within a few hours. It makes you feel so helpless.

      Have Roo's eating habits changed? We thought Belle's might seeing as Bob's did, but she's back to her EAT IT ALL! attitude.

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    3. Wow, a week and a half is a long time, so stressful for humans and buns alike.

      I can't say her eating habits have changed, as soon as the drugs start to work she's back to eating all the things. We are very careful about what she eats now, but thankfully she's still a good eater and loves hay.

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  2. They are adorable. I don't remember our bunnies growling, but they sure would try to scratch you with their back feet.

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    1. Thanks. Those back feet are powerful!

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  3. Such cute pictures. Bless them and hope they feel better soon.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  4. Me too. I'm not overweight, I just look fat. Seriously, my cat is like that. You pick her up expecting a ton and she is just a little feather. Our pets. How we love them.

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    1. Yes, I think we should all start using that explanation! They do add so much to our lives don't they.

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  5. What beautiful bunnies. I'm so pleased they passed their physical.
    xx

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  6. Your bunnies look in fabulous condition.
    Vets fees - one of our cats had to have a general anaesthetic this week as she has a sneezy cough and the vet thought she might have a fish bone in her throat....so we went ahead as I couldn't bear the thought of her suffering - turns out she didn't - now they think she's just got a chronic sore throat....£600!!!!!!!!!! and that won't be the end of it - swabs have been taken.

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    1. Thanks.

      Wow, that is a lot to pay out! The thing is we'd never forgive ourselves if there's something we could have done but we didn't do. Hope they get to the bottom of it without too much more expenditure, or stress for your cat.

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  7. Your bunnies are gorgeous! I'm glad that they are Si healthy for such a grand age!!!x

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  8. Your bunnies are adorable. Sparky is off to the vet for his boosters tomorrow. It's not something we've done on a regular basis before, I'm in the camp of animals don't need to be vaccinated every year, and ours have always lived to a ripe old age, but of course, now that Tom is no longer here to look after the dogs the kennels insist. I've never thought about how long a rabbit lives before. What is their average age? xx

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    1. Thanks. I think the average age is around 7 for a rabbit, at least that's what I've read in a few places although I don't know for sure. I know quite a few live to a good old age but many others don't sadly, they are a quite neglected bunch.

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  9. Our bunny lived outdoors all year round, had the full run of the garden and lived to the ripe old age of 12. Not one visit to the vets either! I was HEARTBROKEN as she was a sweet darling. She'd come in the kitchen when I was in there. She was Miss 21's rabbit really ( but really really she was mine! )

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    1. Awww, how lovely! Roo had been quite ill when we adopted them, they were found near to death you see and it took its toll on them. This pair of not people friendly, but they like each other and that's the main thing.

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