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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.