URGENT -UK -BABY RABBIT

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URGENT -UK -BABY RABBIT

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Post by Green Child » April 17th, 2019, 8:03 pm

I need advice, ASAP, today...I am in hyper stress mode ..
I heard loud squealing in the garden, earlier today.
My cat had a small grey rabbit in her mouth. I ran out, took the rabbit out of her mouth. Locked the cat in the house. There was no sign of injury on the rabbit, but it was twitching, terrified, pulling it self along the grass with its front legs. Then it went still, but its eyes remained open, and its body shows strong breathing.
I phoned the vet, I wanted to know what is the best thing to do.
Let my cat finish the job, put the rabbit out of its misery.
Vet says rabbit might just be in shock...but I don't think so.
Vet says, bring the rabbit in tomorrow, and they will euthanize it.
But A ) I don't want to prolong the rabbits agony..
B ) Suppose I take the rabbit in and they send it to an experimental laboratory ?
I am - Really, REALLY, concerned about this little creature,
and -DO NOT want it to suffer any further..
What do I do ? Leave it to suffer all through the night..
Then take it to the vet ? or should I finish it off myself, tonight ?
Please help !

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Re: URGENT -UK -BABY RABBIT

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Post by fungio » April 18th, 2019, 9:06 am

probably a little late, but i think i would have waited overnight, keeping the rabbit quite and warm in a box (with ventilation),
and seen how it was in the morning, before making a decision,

a search of the web might help in finding a local animal rescue centre nearby, who could probably advise you on the best course to take, or even take the rabbit in,

lots of animals are remarkably resilient, and often recover quickly from these sort of things, dependant on the injuries of course,

i hope it does make a full recovery, but often, putting them to sleep is the best thing for all concerned,

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