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Rabbit eye injury

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Rabbits' started by BunnyTree, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Jul 7, 2018
    BunnyTree

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    I brought my buck to the vet 2 almost 3 weeks ago because he had a lot of crust and gunk around his eye.The vet said that he had scratched it on something and she gave me an eye cream that I had to rub on twice every day and his eye got a ton better but now it has stayed the same. The vet did say that we might need to change medicines... Is there anything that I can do besides bringing him back in so that I can save eighty some dollars in vet bills? I can get a picture if needed. Thank you :)
     
  2. Jul 7, 2018
    Tale of Tails Rabbitry

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    If it is an infection or to prevent one, I personally would use a drop or two of 10 ppm colloidal silver in the eye.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2018
    BunnyTree

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    Ok...where would I be able to find this? I will try to get a picture of the eye soon
     
  4. Jul 8, 2018
    Tale of Tails Rabbitry

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    Health food stores or online.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2018
    BunnyTree

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    This is the eye...this picture makes it look a lot pinker than it actually is
     
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    Gingerpool

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    My baby rabbit had a similar problem. When it started looking so pink and swollen from some medicine I just game him some time to just let his immune system to try and fight for a while. It's been a week or two and his eye is looking healthy but he is permanently blind in the eye. Which I was expecting for such a young rabbit.

    I hope your rabbit gets well soon anyway.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2018
    BunnyTree

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    Ok thanks, I will probably end up bringing him to the vet in the next couple of days...just to be safe, I will keep y'all updated :)
     
  8. Jul 13, 2018
    BunnyTree

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    I haven't brought him to the vet yet and I was (and might) do it today but then I remembered essential oils. Can I use this around his eye? I was thinking lavender but if anyone else has any better oils to use I would like to know them :)