We rushed off Scottie to the vet on Friday night – he wasn’t eating, was very lethargic, and breathing really fast. Through a long process of phone-tag between different practices, I found a place at 8pm on a Friday that had a rabbit savvy vet. The place was the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital, which is in Bothell, just 20 minutes from Redmond. The vet who admitted Scottie was Adolf Maas. This guy is seriously impressive. After looking at a blood and urine sample (they did the labs in-house that very evening, in only 90 minutes or so), he told us Scottie had a urinary tract infection – and his histology and chemistry report was better than any I’ve heard from a human urologist. This is one dude who knows his bunny stuff. The next day we picked up Scottie from his overnight stay, and we got three different medications to give him (oh, not a fun process).
Scottie is back to his old self, except that we now have to wrestle with him twice a day to give him his medications – ah well. The worst part for him is that some of the antibiotics (which are in a sweet pink solution) stays on his chin, and he can’t quite groom it off. He just grooms and grooms for ages afterwards trying to clean up.
Extra bonus: The vet practice is right accross the street from a great Chinese donut place – so when I take the bunnies in for their yearly checkups, we can celebrate their health properly.