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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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My rabbit has a fractured front paw. I took him to the vets

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My rabbit has a fractured front paw. I took him to the vets but its going to cost to much to get it fixed. I dont want to put him down , so is it possible to make him a splint and treat him myself?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
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Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
My name is Barbara, and I'm a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years experience, and I'd like to help you and Smokey.
Whether a splint is even possible depends upon the location of the fracture. Do you know? Did your vet take any xrays? Did your vet say the only treatment was surgery, or did she offer a splint too?
Thanks for your answers,
Dr. Barbara