(London, Greater London, UK)
My rabbit has had an mouth abscess for over a year now.
It started off as a small lump the size of a marble just to the side his mouth. It is now the size of a golf ball and continually seems to be getting bigger.
I give him an anti-biotic injection (Depocillin) every 3 days. My vet has told me not to worry about lancing the abscess any more or squeezing it too much, unless it looks like puss could come out, as he believes a lot of the size is due to hardened tissue, however I believe the abscess is still getting bigger.
It's so big now, that it has changed the shape of his mouth and he sometimes sounds really nasally when he breathes, which makes me concerned that it is affecting his nasal cavity too.
I would like to try other natural remedies, in conjunction the Depocillin, to see if there is anything else I can do to help my bunn.
I've read that lavendar and echinacae can help, but I'd love to hear your advice on how much to use/feed and how to apply/treat.
My bunn is a little old man - about 11.5 years old, so surgery is out of the question.
Any other helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
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