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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dolly - A Little Disabled Rabbit


OK, time for nose nudgies now! Like my big wheels?

- Thank you Renee

PS: You can follow Dolly on her FB page!

From Dolly's page:

Dolly wasn't always disabled. When we adopted her at 3 1/2 years old - she is now 7 years old - she was perfectly normal. About a year ago we noticed that she was getting pee on her bottom - that's when we took her to the vet, had tests and X-rays done and X-rays showed she had a fused disc, mild arthritis & spondylitis. There was no sign of injury that caused the damage, which means it was a birth defect. The pee on her bottom was because she wasn't lifting to pee any more which resulted in it getting on her. So we put her on a low dose of metacam which kept her pain free and dry. About 3 months ago she started falling over, so off to the vet we went again & X-rats showed three fused discs, spondylitis, scoliosis & arthritis. So in just under a year she went from one fused disc to three, and she developed scoliosis (she gets worse as she ages). About a month after the falling over she wasn't able to get up anymore - and that's when her disability started. She is now on a low dose of metacam twice a day and doing wonderful.

11 comments:

  1. Poor beautiful girl bunny. :-(

    I hope she is not in pain.

    She needs to be given lots of love and care and head-rubs and nose-kisses and yummeh noms.

    And nose-nudgies!

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  2. Dolly, you precious bunny. I'm very happy you have good bunny people to take care of you.

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  3. I approve of Dolly's hoomins! Special needs buns are the special-est! We love our little disabled Sal - who is demanding some chin scratches, and I must obey.

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  4. A new innovation -- disapproval on wheels!

    And thank you to the hoomins who are taking such good care of Dolly, may Dolly disapprove and do wheelies for many years to come.

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  5. I guess when Dolly rolls over us, at least we go down smiling and feeling happy for Dolly!

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  6. Hell on wheels? I doubt it! She looks so sweet. And her hoomins restore my faith in my own usually pathetic species.

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  7. Precious bunny and precious people, thank you.

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  8. The Unsinkable Dolly Bun!

    Metacam really does help, that's a good thing. Accupuncture, perhaps? Keep that precious girl comfortable and rolling along.

    Awesome bun, awesome hoomins.

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  9. Super Dolly,what a girl she is,xx Rachel

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  10. Dolly, you are so awesome -- and your hoomins, too. The sweetest Disapproval in the world!

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