Biff - Bunny With Severe Eye Injury
Update: January 10, 2017

Biff had his maloccluded lower incisor removed on December 30 by Dr. Carolynn Harvey, DVM at Chabot Veterinary Clinic. The tooth extraction went well, and Dr. Harvey was able to neuter Biff at the same time. Dr. Harvey thinks that the single remaining upper incisor will be able to grind down the two upper incisors, and Biff will not require any more dental surgery at this time.

The protruding gland in Biff's eye is much better after treatment with medications, but it remains an issue. Biff needs to see an ophthalmologist again to see if their is a surgical solution we can use for him, or if the gland should be left as it is. For now, we will continue to treat the eye with medications to continue to decrease the size of the gland.

Biff is recovering well at his medical foster home. He is an inquisitive and active little bunny, always on the lookout for treats and head pets. We are hopeful that we can manage his eye injury and make him available for adoption soon.

Thank you to everyone who donated to support Biff and helped to pay for his vet bills. See how great he looks now! With veterinary care and the support of his foster family, he is flourishing.

Update: December 12, 2016
Biff with Dr. Harvey Biff's eye being examined

Biff was seen by Dr. Carolynn Harvey, DVM at Chabot Veterinary Clinic on December 8. Dr. Harvey did a full exam of Biff, including his tooth and eye problems.

Dr. Harvey thinks the eye mass is an enlarged lacrimal gland. She said removal of this mass requires a very delicate surgical procedure, due to the close proximity of a large sinus of blood to the root of the gland. She is hesitant to do the surgery at this point, due to concerns of excessive blood loss during surgery. Her suggestion is to delay this surgery while she attempts to shrink the size of the gland with medications. Biff can see out of this eye.

The lower right incisor appears to be dead or dying. There is a small bump on the jaw bone adjacent to the root of this tooth that could be an abscess. Given the state of the tooth, Dr. Harvey will be surgically removing the tooth and root. She thinks that if this tooth is removed, the other three will function normally and not require removal. She said his molars looked good, there is no other treatment required for his teeth at this time.

The plan for Biff now is to remove the tooth and neuter him, then manage the eye mass and perform possible surgery on the eye later. The eye gland can remain as it is and there is no need for surgery at this time. Biff has a surgical appointment for December 23 for the tooth surgery and the neuter. After he is more stable after his first surgery Dr. Harvey may reconsider the eye surgery or defer the surgery altogether.

We expect Biff's medical expenses to exceed $1000 including his eye injury, neuter surgery, and tooth extraction. If you want to donate to Biff's care, please use The Haven's PayPal account online or donate by check. We will post updates about Biff's condition when we know more.

November 16, 2016
Biff showing his eye injury Biff's injured eye

Biff, a gentle rabbit suffered a predator attack when abandoned outdoors. He has a severe eye injury and needs eye care and surgery. Little Biff is a charming dwarf hotot bunny. He was dumped in the front yard of a family with his little bunny friend Bella. Bella had babies. Biff must have been attacked by a predator and he ran off and hid. He was badly injured and terrified. We were able to gather Bella and all the babies quickly but poor Biff was frightened and hurt, so the good Samaritan was not able to gather him right away. We have him now though!

Biff was found to have a serious eye injury and was in terrible pain. He needed our help right away to alleviate his pain and to see if we can save his eye. He has already seen an emergency vet and is receiving pain meds, antibiotics and anti inflammatory eye drops to help him. Next he will see Dr. Hilary Stern, DVM at Animal Hospital of Soquel and Dr. Ann Gratzek, DVM at Ophthalmology for Animals to evaluate his eye further. Due to the extensive damage to his eye, it is not likely that we can save the eye, but we will try. However, we will leave that to Dr. Stern and Dr. Gratzek the Ophthalmologist.Biffy will see the vet on Wednesday Nov 15th , and may need urgent surgery.

We expect Biff's medical expenses to exceed $1000 including his eye injury, neuter surgery, and a possible tooth problem. We will do whatever his vets think is best to assure that he recovers fully and can be adopted into a home of his own. If you want to donate to Biff's care, please use The Haven's PayPal account online or donate by check. We will post updates about Biff's condition when we know more.

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