Saturday, 15 May 2021

The trouble with Vet's

 So there are 2 vets one is more expensive than the other. The more expensive vet miss diagnosed Speedy's Abscess for 12 month until it burst and then wanted to charge huge amounts after surgery to keep it clean that I knew I could do myself.

The cheaper one who was originally Speedy's vet till they got to expensive. The one that made the mistake has become really expensive so I thought I would try Speedy's original vet as they were closer and there are road works on the way to the other one.

The reason why because Speedy's lump on his side has gotten bigger and he is in pain. It turns out the original vet has now become the cheaper one and they are better too. We thought the lump was the source of Speedy's pain another abscess or cancer, well its not giving Speedy pain. The vet gave it a good look over and its not an abscess, he seems to think it is a fibrous lump...it may be cancer but he wouldn't recommend surgery given Speedy's age but it's probably not and even if the cells he took out were sent for test and it turned out to be cancer he would still not recommend surgery. He believes Speedy is having a flare up of his arthritis and that is the source of his pain but the cbd oil and meloxicam isn't covering it so the vet called Chris did a little digging to see what else Speedy could take and it turns out that rabbits can take liquid paracetamol in quite a high dose though he wanted to be cautious as he was concerned about possible liver damage and only wanted us to try a 3kg dose for a dog which is 10mg per kg rather than the rabbit dose. The Dog dose would be 30mg twice a day so infant paracetamol that you can get in a pharmacy or Supermarket for a couple of quid can be used on rabbits....who knew?

I like this vet. The consultation was 20 pounds the other one would have been more like 30 pound plus what ever for the paracetamol assuming they would have thought of that

If you try it for your dog or for your rabbit make sure you check the ingredients as some infant liquid paracetamol has ethanol in which is bad for them, the one I got was calpol not the sugarfree one as that has other stuff in it that is bad too.

Anyway the paracetamol does seem to be working so we had one good day of weather this week so we did this....




We went to the nearest beach for a little sun and R and R!

30 comments:

  1. Hugs to you Speedy. Sending prayers.
    Sue

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  2. Purrs and prayers for Speedy.

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. Speedy I hope you are feeling better soon.

    We actually have tons of vets in town but we travel to the next town where I grew up for our vet visits. She is an old school vet and very practical and down to earth. You can ask her anything and she's honest, if she doesn't know she doesn't pretend.

    I hope you land with a vet that you can trust.

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  4. We are glad you are back with that better vet, Speedy and Mum. We will keep on purring and sending good thoughts your way. XO

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  5. So glad you have found something to help Speedy's pain. Having arthritis myself I know how miserable he must feel, especially on damp cold days. Prayers for all of you during this tough time.

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  6. You have to be so careful with vets. It's even harder for buns than it is for cats and dogs too. I'm glad Speedy is doing well enough to have outings.

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  7. Rachel ... and of course, SPEEDY ... we've just read your posts back to early March. It was good to read (and see photos) of your little soft paw healing so well, it's fur growing back and hopefully in time you'll never even remember it's "big hurty". Now it seems there is a new problem for you, for Mom to worry over! So, once again we put our paws together for you (and hope your Vet does his best stuff ever!) ...
    P.S. a little note to your Mom about that virus/malware thing & losing posts: it was happening to a lot of google bloggers suddenly; some big error/mistake they've been trying to put a fix on; so do not worry please that someone was attacking just YOU, it was quite widespread and a system glitch so to speak.

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  8. Dearest sweet Speedy and staff
    I send you many purrs and healing hugs. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy some sunshine and sand
    Hugs Cecilia aka Mom of Angel Madi

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  9. Speedy I send below words of encouragement taken from the letters of your name
    Hugs Cecilia
    Speedy
    Precious
    Everyone's favorite bunny
    Exceptionally handsome
    Darling bunny
    You are loved to the moon and back

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  10. It looks like he's normal.

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  11. Speedy my Bun Friend - please feel better soon. It makes my Mom and me sad that you have some problems and that they might hurt you and we don't want you to hurt. Just do whatever it is you need to do OK? We want you around for a long time to come - your Mom and Dad and all of us love you!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  12. I sympathize with your dilemma in finding a good, affordable vet. The vet we had for 20 years retired we know we will never find a good replacement. He was knowledgeable, practical, and affordable. The only negative is that he was 30 minutes away. Hopefully Speedy's lump isn't serious and the medications help alleviate his pain. Poor Speedy has been through a lot this year. Paws crossed he's feeling better soon.

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  13. We are sending you lots and lots of AireZen and POTP and and healing vibes, Speedy!

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  14. We sure hope those meds help you out Speedy and it sounds like the Vet is a good one. Hugs from all of us.

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  15. We're glad to hear the new medicine is working well for Speedy. Finding a good vet can be difficult some times. The vets we have taking our pups to for the past 30 years have now retired. The new crew seems to be good but it is now not an independent small vet and is owned by a national chain that buys up retiring vets practices.

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  16. Oh, Speedy, your pictures look just wonderful, but so sorry you're still not feeling so well. Will send my strongest Healing Pawkisses to you my sweet furriend and purrayers too, to feel better soon🐾😽✨

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  17. Speedy, we send you tons of healing purrs. We cross our paws and hope you feel better soon. Purrs and hugs to your mom

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  18. Precious Speedy my bestest bun pall ever. Sending you my most powerful healing purrs

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  19. Precious Speedy! I know all about the arthritis, trust me! Sending hugs 🤗

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  20. zSpeedy we hope your vet situation gets solved to your benefit. We send all kinds of purrayers and POTP to you and your mum !

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  21. Speedy, we are purring and sending pawsitives your way for that pain to stop and for you to get better. Stay strong sweet bunny.

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  22. I hope the new medicine helps Speedy feel better. It’s nice to see him on the beach today.

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  23. We're sending lots of purrayers Speedy. Feel better soon. Big hugs

    Luvs ya'

    Raena and Zebby

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  24. Sending lots of bunny hugs and prayers for our favorite buddy, Speedy!

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  25. Speedy, you are always in our hearts ♥️. Queen Nellie says even though she misses you and can only visit in your dreams, you still have more time here with your Mum and Dad. We are purraying for you.

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  26. speedy...dood.....we haz been offline sinz february.....

    COD.....

    we iz sorree ta lurn ya haz had sum mor trubull, we send, az all wayz, st francis' blessingz two ewe buddy and hope de medisin werkz.....be well and happee and healthee ♥♥♥♥♥

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  27. We are sending our best tail wags and wiggles along with our pawyers for the new medicine to help your pain. Glad you were feeling chipper enough to enjoy a fun outing at the beach.
    Its hard to find just the right vet...we had to shop around too...hope this new one will be *The One*!

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  28. Things just don't let up for Speedy, do they? My best wishes go to the little fellow and to the humans who love him.

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  29. Continued good thoughts and prayers Speedy. Keep those great pictures coming. We love seeing you enjoying life!

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  30. We are glad that Speedy enjoyed his last outing. Sasha and Lynette

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