I feel sick to my stomach right now. I am very upset.
As i have posted before, my sweet Baby bunny has been pulling his hair out and chewing on it. I have been trying everything; giving him more hay, letting him out of his cage more so he doesn't get bored, taking the hair out of his mouth when I catch him chewing, giving him fresh veggies. I have also noticed lately that he's lost weight.
I have been trying to resolve the problem myself because I can't really afford to take him to the vet. Our van crapped out this week and we have to buy a new one so money is kind of tight right now.
Well, this morning Baby was chewing on hair and I picked him up and started to get the hair out of his mouth. Then I saw something that looked a little funny so I opened his mouth up and looked inside. His top teeth are extremely overgrown. They curl a bit like overgrown fingernails and dig into his lower gums, which appear to be infected and abscessed.
Needles to say, I was horrified by what I saw. It looks extremely painful. I feel terrible that Baby has been living like this and I had no idea.
I made a vet appointment for him today. I am worried that whatever he needs will be more than I can afford and I will be forced to put him to sleep. I am scared that the vet will accuse me of animal abuse for letting it get this bad. But I had no idea! Was I supposed to be looking in his mouth periodically? I don't know. I am so worried about him and feel awful.
I don't know what is going to happen. I don't know if everything will be ok, or if i will have to end up putting Baby to sleep today. I feel sick.
Judgement and Regrets
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