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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Update on my old man, Hops

In case you're wondering, Hops has lost weight (like over the last 6 months or so) and has pretty bad arthritis in his spine, which may have twisted his legs around the last few days. Both things, our vet says, is just "old guy stuff." He's doing a lot better today with keeping his legs under him when he hops. Also, though, he may have e.cuniculi, so he's on drugs. Medicine, I mean! He's on Metacam to lube up his joints from the arthritis and he's on Panacur to get rid of the e.cuniculi, if he has it. If he doesn't, it won't hurt him.

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  • At 4/16/2009 12:18 AM, Blogger Rabbits' Guy said…

    Getting old sucks .. but it happens. Metacam is kind of a wonder bunny drug around here, too. Live good, Hops.

  • At 4/18/2009 5:00 PM, Blogger pla725 said…

    My Smitten has the same issue. Unfortunately she is no longer able to hop. She does manage to scoot around the house. I may get her a cart this summer.

  • At 4/28/2009 1:44 AM, Blogger Dana Gillin said…

    Looks like those drugs are working! He's hopping around like he was never "sick." Maybe the vet was right -- maybe he was just faking to get my attention and even MORE kisses and cuddles... Scamp. (Except he wasn't faking.)


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