Interesting Case log- Bunny Bladder Stones

25th August 2016 Uncategorised 0

Albert and Buns had been happily “married” for several years and it was distressing to all when Buns suddenly became ill and had to be put to sleep.

Albert’s owners, knowing that rabbits are happiest when in a stable pair, wasted no time in arranging a “date” for Albert at a rabbit rescue centre to tray and find him a new wife (and provide a good home for an unwanted bunny).

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It takes time for a new pair of rabbits to bond and the rescue centre requires all rabbits coming in for pairing to be up to date with their vaccinations.  Albert was brought into the Weedon practice and, as usual, had a full health check as part of his vaccination appointment.

Unfortunately when Albert’s abdomen was palpated a large, hard mass was felt in his bladder. This was most likely to be a urolith- a stone that forms in the bladder.  Albert was showing no symptoms but it would only be a matter of time before he started to have problems and possibly not be able to pass urine at all……..

To read about Alberts surgery and his happy ending head over the the full blog on our main TVC WEBSITE