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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys, my bunny either has arthritis or cancer (vets can't decide) and now she is having a terrible time walking and really looks to be in pain...even though on Rymadil. It's her hind left leg and I was wondering if anyone has experience with an amputee bunny? I have a consultation today but want to be prepared. Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 05:50 PM
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No experience but I wish you both well. Please keep us posted.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 03:04 AM
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Ive seen chinchillas with amputated hind legs, and they still ran hopped walked jumped, everything normal. But it probably took a little to get used to having your leg missing! haha. Chinchillas and bunnies are kinda similar in a way, so i think it would be fine...
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 03:17 AM
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I had a bunny with a broken back. Neither of his back legs worked but he didn't seem to notice. He learned to move fast on just his front legs and could even hoist himself into a litter pan. I ended up putting him to sleep because he had trouble with bed sores. I think if your rabbit has the use of one of his back legs, he will get around just fine with no problems!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 10:11 PM
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