i have a two year old rabbit living with his two brothers outdoors. he is eating drinking moving well execpt for three lumps under his chin, neck area almost size of golf balls that feel hard what would that be caused from?
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 2
Type of Animal: rabbit
Name of Animal: flip
Is he eating normally?
Any problems with chewing?
What type of Diet is he on?
Is there any way you can post a picture of these lumps? You can use the paper clip icon in the tool bar or Photobucket.com and post a link here.
You had gone off line before reading my information request, so I want to give you some information until I can see a picture.
The lumps you are seeing being they are hard are very concerning. We see lumps like what you have described when there are abscesses, tumors or when there is a tooth root issue that may be infected.
Tumors in rabbit are a common occurance and the location you have described may be an issue with the jaw bone. An abscess can be caused from an insect bite or a bad tooth and cause an infection in the jaw bone.
At this point, I suggest seeing a rabbit savy Vet that can do a fine needle aspiration to draw out some cells and send them off to the lab to see what may be going on. An X ray of the area would also be wise to rule out a tooth root issue and a bone tumor.
I wish I could give you better news for Flip, but since there are 3 golf ball lumps, it is something that needs to be addressed asap. If it is an abscess, the Vet will open and clean the areas and prescribe a Rabbit safe antibiotic for Flip.
This is a link to locate rabbit Vets with knowledge to treat Flip: http://www.rabbit.org/vets/vets.html
Please let me know If I can assist you further and if you can send the picture, I would like to see it.
Yes he is eating normally, and no problems chewing Mixed diet of rabbit pellets, hay, fruit, various outdoor grasses, weeds, flowers, etc no drooling there is nothing evident in photo, all covered in fur, perhaps looks a little fat Also the growths are actually smaller than golf balls, closer to marbel sized
I had posted an answer, but I do not know if you had seen it, so I am reposting it here:
Vet Tech for 30+yrs. Small Animals and Fish
Hi dianne,I'm just following up on our conversation about flip. How is everything going?Joan