Tragic Loss of Rabbits - Possible RHD-2
We bought 2 six week old mini lops 5 months ago for my daughter's 9th birthday.
Ginger was poorly on Monday, and we got an emergency appointment at the vets, but she started fitting. I rushed her down there, but she literally died as I walked through the door.
The vet said it was probably a virus, possibly RHD-2, and they would be getting the vaccine in a month or so.
We kept a close eye on Snowy and he seemed fine, although he did look sad.
We found him dead in his bed yesterday morning. We are all devastated.
The vet never mentioned having an autopsy for either and they have now both gone for cremation.
I feel terrible that we don't actually know what killed them and if we could have prevented it.
I know this is a horrible story, but is there a procedure that our vet should have taken?
How do cases get reported if there is no requirement for an autopsy?
Should we have had Snowy put to sleep if it was inevitable that he would die as well?
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