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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 01:45 PM
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Not really. It's a specially designed tool that's made for clipping rabbit's teeth. My vet has been working with rabbits for many years. I doubt she would use something that could hurt them. She's done a great job with Snow for at least 3 years now, so I do trust her completely.
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Not really. It's a specially designed tool that's made for clipping rabbit's teeth. My vet has been working with rabbits for many years. I doubt she would use something that could hurt them. She's done a great job with Snow for at least 3 years now, so I do trust her completely.
Err, any medical tool is generally capable of hurting an animal. After all, my vet uses a scalpel during surgery, which is a specially designed tool to cut open an animal, but it would definitely be possible to hurt a rabbit with a scalpel!

If it's sharp enough to cut a tooth, or spins fast enough to grind a tooth, it can injure their cheeks and gums. Your vet may be great and lucky and never have it happen, but they don't call them accidents because we count on them to happen either.

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I have expressed my concern to her and she assured me that how she does it is safe. The other vet that works in the clinic also said it was safe. I do trust their word. Next time I'm going to ask them how the tool works. I know it doesn't spin, and it doesn't look like a sharp thing either. I'm not sure how it works, but I do think it's as safe as any tool can be.
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 10:44 PM
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Just have to add- Ive head that acually clipping teeth can make buns accidentally swallow chips of tooth, and the bacteria from the tooth chip can mess with their gut. Im not 100% sure on it, but Ive read it before. Im pretty sure its better to file the teeth.



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I've read about that too and talked to my vet about it, but she said she always made sure the tooth chip didn't wind up in his throat.
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