This is Cedar Wood, a 1-year-old adorable little bunny.
According to Cedar’s family, she is typically a very happy and lively bunny! “She plays in her pen and bucks around. My son loves feeding her cilantro and apples and enjoys spending time together before and after school. We love her deeply," her mom says.
So, when Cedar stopped eating, and her eye looked like it was bulging and was sore to touch, Cedar’s mom was concerned and took her fur kid to the veterinarian. There, they learned that Cedar had a tooth abscess and needed a tooth pulled.
That’s right, just like dogs and cats, rabbits can get tooth abscesses as well. Rabbits teeth are open-rooted, which means their teeth continue to grow as they age. When a rabbit doesn’t chew on tough, fibrous vegetation (like leafy vegetables or hay) it can lead to teeth that can become too long, or cause a host of other issues down the road, including dental abscesses.
According to PetMD, some common signs your bunny may have an abscess include:
A yearly physical and oral exam by a veterinarian is recommended for rabbits to help ensure dental problems don’t come up.
At the vet, Cedar had a dental float on a molar and received some antibiotics to treat the abscess. Cedar's mom is a single mom with three children and this emergency vet visit was not expected. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance, and we were happy to help.
We are happy to report that Cedar is on her way to recovery!
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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