Bunny Meme.....Bootie Bunny!

Yes this is me snoozing away on one of my holidays but in this photo you can see I'm wearing a green Bootie and that is because as a Rex Rabbit I am prone to a condition known as Sore Hock ,because my furs are shorter that other rabbits.The primary cause for me was when I was far to much over weight,I had put on so much weight because I was in lots of pain from my glaucoma that I didn't want to run around but that is another story.At that time I had the problem on all my paws both my front and my back ones.It was a long battle to get my furs to grow back.Mummy tried everything from blankets to baby socks but the booties give the best protection on the sore bits

You see Rabbits don't have pads like dogs and cats do on the paws we have fur to protect our feet.so when something goes wrong and we lose the fur we get sore hock.Any way mummy had to put blankets down out in the garden to protect my feet from the hard surface of the paving ,and extra padding in my den and play area in the kitchen,and on my back feet she made these bootie and then it was a case of keeping my claws short and to get me exercising to get the weight off.All these thing worked and my furs grew back.

Every so often though I do get it come back on one foot so I am back to wearing a bootie again.Mummy also puts Calendula nappy rash cream on the skin so that it doesn't get dry and crack before putting the bootie on.The Bootie is made from cohesive bandage that vets use  and half a baby sock for padding a bit like on the one in this link.lucky for me Mummy got right on top of this so it never got worse than this

All rabbits can get sore hock and one of the worst things for causing sore hock is carpet.....did you know the carpet is highly abrasive and can wear the fur away on our feet?So lots of house bunny owners have an area for us that has soft fleecy blanket and and vet pad blankets to rest our feet on.Another thing that can cause sore hock is Mites,they make our feet itch and make us chew and pull the fur out of our feet.If your bunny gets Sore Hock the first thing you need to do is take your bunny to the vet to make sure there is no infection and to make sure your bunny doesn't have Mites and if there is any treatment you need and to see if you need to put booties on your rabbits feet.Then the back claws need to be trimmed short this will help stop us pressing on our back feet so much when we are siting so relieves the pressure a bit.Then you will need to provide extra padding in our pens/cage/housing.And if we are over weight I'm afraid its time for a bit of a diet for your bunny and exercise regime....

mummy is always strict with my food and it always seems like I'm on a diet.And I am guessing the my next check up we will be told I need to lose a bit of weight...ah well never mind at least I have my adventures.

This is Speedy reporting for Carma Poodale.com

4 comments:

  1. Poor Speedy ! We wish you a quick recovery ! Purrs

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    1. oh I'm ok my kitty friends I just wanted to tell everybody about the problem that bunnies can get,xx Speedy

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    1. Oh l'mok no sore hock at the moment I just wanted to get the info about this out there,xx Speedy

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