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I have a baby rabbit that had an injury on it’s leg which

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I have a baby rabbit that had an injury on it’s leg which has now swelled up and I’m worried that the foot will loose circulation and die however don’t have the money to take it to a vet so is there anything I can do for it at home or anything I could buy to help get the swelling down before it’s too late
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

Sorry to hear this. With the degree of swelling her I would suspect either a fracture or dislocation of the leg, or a massive infection if a traumatic injury has occurred here such as a bite.

I'm afraid without pain relief or antibiotics this little ones chances of survival are likely very poor. If the leg is broken then it will not heal. The kindest thing would probably be to take it to a local vets for them to put him to sleep. They will do this for you free of charge.

I'm sorry fo that was not the answer you were wanting, but it is likely the best thing for this rabbits welfare.

Please let me know if you need any further help or advice.