Apparently Im supposed to fast Smudge before surgery... Help! - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Rabbit Discussion All things floppy.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
is a little "special"
 
Jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
Age: 25
Posts: 4,131
 
Exclamation Apparently Im supposed to fast Smudge before surgery... Help!

I just found out that a receptionist told my mom that Smudge cant eat or drink after 7:00 PM on the night before his surgery... WTF? Im really confused now. My vet is recomended by the HRS, specializes in exotics, fixes the rabbits at the shelter, and Ive talked to a ton of other people who have gotten rabbits fixed there, and they fix buns regularily. Shouldnt they know that rabbits are physically incapable of throwing up, and that having an empty tummy can be exrememly dangerous for rabbits??? Ugh.
Well, it was receptionist that told us that, so Im really hoping she made a mistake and was just telling us what she usually tells people who are fixing their dogs and cats, and was unaware that rabbits are different... Im calling and talking directly to my vet to clear this up tomarrow, and I really hope this is all just a miscommunication.
But if it isnt... Should I still go through with the surgery? Ive put so much work and planning into this, and I really dont want to back out last minute. I will update this tomarrow after I call the vet, but Im feeling really nervous now...



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.They are not brethen, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."
Jess is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Resident Aquarium Nerd
 
Sasami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Age: 28
Posts: 9,930
   
It's probably just a mistake on the receptionist's part, I've heard of that happening a lot. Like you said, she's probably used to cats and dogs.




~Stephanie

"We weep for a bird's cry, but not for a fish's blood. Blessed are those with a voice."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Sasami is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 10:34 PM
can't think of one, help
 
litlebunnies2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Age: 66
Posts: 1,115
 
I would speak directly to the vet. I don't recall fasting my little guy. And I've also heard that it is NOT a good thing in bunnies. If the vet gives you the same info, ask her why, because you had been told that it is very unhealthy for bunnies to fast. My guess is the receptionist was just giving the standard response for doggies and kitties

Vicki

Rainbow, Abbles, Carmy, Kissy, Peaches, Cream, (kitties) and Littlebunny boy (elder bunny)

the pic is the last one of my meecee kitty (5/9/89 - 1/9/08)
litlebunnies2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 11:03 PM
Salamander Burgermuffin
 
Angelnstuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 2,612
  
Yeah, talk to the vet for sure, Rabbits should Not be fasted for any reason. I wouldn't come out and ask the vet directly, like ask to talk the vet because your nervous about it or something, then ask the vet if there is anything you need to do before the surgery. But yeah, if he says you need to fast your bun i think i would reschedule your appointment and see if you can find another vet. Great catch btw, most people just do whatever the receptionist says and don't even think to question it. Your such a great bunny mom! Smudge is so lucky! Give him a head rub for me



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Furry Family
Angelnstuff is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 11:30 PM
Movin' Up in the Pack
 
LuvPets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Age: 41
Posts: 754
 
Another great example of why researching your pets is a must!! It's a good thing you had done so, Jess!! You are an awesome pet mommy!!!

Mandy
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Happily owned by:
Baby--female calico kitty
Dale-- male black lab
Coco--male hamster
Rascal--male hamster
Mr. Squeakers--male guinea pig
Phineas--male guinea pig



RIP Patches. You were the sweetest hamster I've ever known. There will never be another like you.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


RIP little Sammy. Thanks for 2 and a half wonderful years! You had a long happy life and we miss you more than you know. Play hard, sweetie...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

LuvPets is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 12:02 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,212
  
I have also heard of receptionist's making that mistake. Call and talk directly to the vet. If they say not to fast, let him/her know in a nice way what happened, so they can talk to the receptionists and make sure that they don't give out the wrong advice again.

If the vet says to fast him, I think I would look for another vet.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dragonrain is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 06:40 AM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
Nope, don't fast! I pack my rabbits into a carrier full of hay for their stay at the clinic!

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
is a little "special"
 
Jess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southern-ish Minnesota
Age: 25
Posts: 4,131
 
Thanks so much everyone!
Thank God, it was just a mistake on the receptionists part... Smudge can eat as much as he wants before surgery! I didnt get to speak directly to my vet, because he wasnt in today, but I was talking to a different receptionist and she said whoever I talked to was probaby giving out the cat/dog info, and that they dont fast bunnies. I will let the vet know about the mis-informed receptionist when I go in on Tuesday.
Yeah, it is definatly a good example of why its important ot do your own research! If I had listened, Smudge would have been at a lot higher risk.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.They are not brethen, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."
Jess is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Can't Stop Touching Her Eyes
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 46
Posts: 2,934
 
Definitely tell the vet. She needs to know that bunnies cannot be fasted. It's a good thing you know about bunnies and questioned it.

mommy to
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny
kathydip is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 07:45 PM
Adolescent Pup
 
Carlee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 234
 
Good for you Jess! I agree - your a wonderful bunny mom
Carlee is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 02:44 AM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Kendalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,083
  
It also depends on what she was given for info to call people on. If the list was name owner
Name pet
surgery nueture
and phone number than it wasn't her fault for assuming it was a cat either

[/CENTER]

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kendalle is offline  
Reply

Tags
bunny, fasting, fix, neuter, rabbit


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome