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Kelly Smitherson
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My daughter's pet rabbit took a sudden turn this morning, we have many rabbits out on pasture, and of corse the one that is my 6 year old's personal favorite and just a love bug is the one to take ill
he has head tilt, discharge something awful - he was fine yesterday, this is really sudden
He is not in with a group of rabbits- he is the only one showing these symptoms, I have been googling and I am not seeing a good prognosis for any of the many things that could be causing the wry neck head tilt

his eyes are goopy and shifty and buggy, the head tilt is severe, there is pus discharge all over his face, hard to say where it is even oozing from

he is not really moving much at all, and again yesterday he was his sweet self

any one have 2 cents or faith that there is something that can be done?
I am thinking I may have to put him down - from what I am reading online there are various causes, but none have great prognosis anyway
 
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wry neck, pasturella, flu, snuffles.

best thing for the rabbit (and the health of all the other rabbits) is to put it down. it really sucks to make the decision but personally i would put the rabbit out of its misery now. if you take it to a vet they can give you meds but the rabbit will always have to take meds the rest of its life and personally i think it would still be suffering through the meds.

plus being around that rabbit and caring for other rabbits, it could spread to the others. could take out all the rabbits.

(((hugs))) very hard decision but it is your decision to make. the first rabbit i had to put down was a week n a half old baby that had 2 of its legs gnawed off through the cage side by a coon.
its always hard to put out a sick animal.
 
Kelly Smitherson
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After going and checking on him again, we went ahead and put him down
that was sad

but I know it was the right thing for our farm, the right thing for that animal, he was clearly suffering- and he looked so much worse when I went back down -- but it was still hard and sad

thank you for replying and for your support- I really do appreciate that you understand
 
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your welcome. i know how things get tough like that. heck i've only actually had rabbits (other then as a kid) for just over a year now and i've had a few i've had to put down due to sickness or injury. (((hugs)))
 
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