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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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trimming teeth?

My poor mini lop has an overgrown lower incisor (and it looks like his top incisors are going behind the lower ones too) that's going to have to be clipped, I'm debating whether to attempt it myself or take him to the vet. He's just about six months old and still needs to be neutered so I'm tempted to ask them if both can be taken care of at the same time, but I wanted to ask here if anyone has trimmed their bun's teeth before and how it went.

The vet demonstrations on youtube always seem to use incredibly placid rabbits that don't blink at anything and while Holly will lie on his back in my lap and let me prod him everywhere, he's still nowhere near as calm as the ones in the vids.
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I wouldn't do it yourself the first time, get a vet to show you and do it yourself if needed in future, give him hard things to chew on for now and that should help shorten them


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you shouldn't do it your self. ever.

have the vet take care of them and make sure that you have plenty of things to chew on to take care of it.

Do you have hay available at all times?

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Ditto Kendalle. The teeth split VERY easily, they need to be dremmeled down, not clipped. Also, they tend to also have molar problems if their front teeth are overgrown. It's extremely rare for only the incisors to overgrow.

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I forgot to mention.... NEVER LOOK UP CARE ON YOUTUBE!!!!

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I agree - You shouldn't do it yourself. Have the vet take a look, you could very possably end up doing more harm than good if you try yourself.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok thanks guys, I will get him a vet appointment soon. I definitely don't want to hurt him. And yes he always has lots of hay, he's munching on some now, I think he has both meadow and alfalfa hay in there right now unless he ate all the alfalfa already.
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