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Unhappy OMG i cant believe this has happened!!

My poor Sammo has got a major head tilt He has been a bit quiet for the last 2 days and i was starting to worry because he is a netherland dwarf and what he lacks in size he makes up for in attitude lol. So anyway when i was giving them their pellets and hay etc i saw he was tilty and so i picked him up and plonked him on the table to take a closer look and i am thinking he has had a stroke because his face is all distorted and his legs arent working properly
He has got vets this afternoon and i am sooooo worried they gonna say he will have to be pts
My poor Sammo baby he is only 1 and half

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 07:52 AM
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Oh no poor Sammo!

Good luck at the vets. Let us know how it goes.

I hope Sammo is feeling better soon.


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I know it may be different in rabbits, but in chinchillas head tilt is most often an ear infection...I will keep m fingers crossed for you


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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Well it is a stroke and he hasnt been put to sleep. They have sent him home for me to work on and i am praying i can rehabillitate him to nearly new again! I managed it with one of my rats so here's hoping. If however he doesnt respond at all in the next month or gets worse he will have to go back and may possibly be pts so i need your prayers that he pulls through with my help!! xxxx

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Oh I'm so sorry, what do you do to rehabilitate him. Are there certain excercises

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Not really just gotta feed him romaine lettuce and baby food coz he is off his pellets and cant chew them properly.........i cant pick him up to much and have to keep him in the house propped up in his house with rolled up blankets so he can build the strength back in his legs etc.......it could take months before he shows any signs of improvement but the vet said in the first month he should start trying to move around a bit more so we will know if he is improving etc and if not or if he takes a turn for the worse i am to take him straight in and he may have to be pts I am gonna try my hardest to get him back to his old self! He will love it too bless him coz he is gonna get my full attention for months and he gets to be hand fed his veggies and hay etc!!!

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Oh my gosh I would be so distraught ((( I hope he improves, that is so awful.
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I am distraught but i gotta be strong for my baby and nurse him back to full health! I gotta make him ok again!! x

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Oh gosh! I am sorry.
I hope he feels better soon.


My good friend's bunny currently has head tilt as well and is also a Netherland dwarf! I wonder is head tilt/wry neck common in dwarf bunnies?





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omg.. I hope everything works out for you. I have a Netherland Dwarf as well. Did the vet tell you what the cause could have been? Is your vet a small animal vet? Maybe you could get some critical care mix from the vet to mix in with the baby food? And maybe he would like some applesauce or blueberry baby food as a treat once in a while! best of luck.


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You shouldn't just feed him romaine and baby food -- that has no fiber and is going to lead to GI stasis. You need to find Critical Care and feed him with that. If the vet sent you home to feed with veggies and babyfood, it may be worth seeking out a second opinion. Head tilt is MUCH more often caused by ear infections and other types of infections than by a stroke, hopefully he did blood work to rule out things like e. cunnuli?

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He isnt just on baby food and lettuce! He is on mashed oxbow pellets and unlimited hay as always. Its just that until he gets some strenth back he cant eat the pellets in the hard form so needs everything soft and mashed up but as he hasnt eaten much for a couple of days the baby food etc is to geed some much needed energy back into him to help speed his recovery hopefully. My vet specialises in small animals and i trust him 100%.

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Oh terribly sorry to hear this! I hope ll works out for little bunny, My girls and I pray for his wellness
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I thought it sounded like e-cuniculi too. My Dude had that.... head tilt with loss of back leg mobility. He's not doing so great right now..... having kidney issues. Hope your bun has a speedy recovery.

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Good luck with him! Hope he gets better soon. Lots of hugs xxx
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