Pepe - Tiny Rabbit with Abscessed Bite Wounds
Update: February 9, 2016
Pepe with Dr. Harvey

Pepe was examined by Dr. Carolynn Harvey, DVM on February 7. Dr. Harvey shaved and examined the three large wounds on Pepe's haunches and closely examined two additional bite wounds in his ears. She was concerned that the large bite low down in one ear might cause a hole to form, but she thought the wounds were healing well. Dr. Harvey examined Pepe's eyes and discovered a blocked tear duct, which was cleared with a catheter and sterile Lactated Ringers Solution. She noted the presence of an infection in the eye, so he is now on antibiotic eye drops. Pepe will continue with meloxicam for pain relief, TMS to help the bite wounds heal, and ciprofloxacin eye drops to clear the infection in his eye. Dr. Harvey does not recommend neuter surgery at this time. She would like to see the wounds on his back completely healed before going ahead with a surgical procedure.

Pepe is being given the best care at his medical foster site. We will watch him closely to be sure that the infections in the bite wounds and in his eye resolve completely. Once the infections are gone, we will be able to have him neutered and then he'll be available for adoption. To donate towards Pepe's expenses, please use The Haven's PayPal account online or donate by check.

February 6, 2016
Pepe at the shelter

Pepe, a darling, smaller brown and white rabbit came into the shelter terribly injured with bites all over his body and significant abscesses on his back. Little Pepe was taken to the emergency veterinarian and afterwards needed to be immediately rescued to save his life. This little boy was so hurt and in shock when we received him. He has since received subcutaneous fluids and extensive medications. He is fighting massive infections and injury to his little body. He will be going up to see Dr. Carolynn Harvey, DVM of Chabot Veterinary hospital this week and she no doubt will schedule him for surgery. His extensive injuries will require prompt medical care.

Pepe at the shelter

After his initial veterinary visit and the start of his treatment, Pepe began to feel better, more active and less in shock about what had happened to him. We will be sure he gets the treatment he needs to fully recover and be ready for a home of his own. We think he will likely require a surgical procedure to remove the abscessed tissues from his back, and once he has recovered from that, he'll have to be neutered. If you would like to help with Pepe's medical expenses, please donate using The Haven's PayPal account online or donate by check. We will keep you updated on his progress.

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