Resources

There are numerous stories and articles about rabbit thymoma on the internet. Here are a few that helped me:

Paco’s vets:

Paco’s X-rays

Other

  • House Rabbit Society (rabbit.org) – Features comprehensive and indispensable information about all aspects of rabbit care including health, behavior, housing, litterbox training, diet, and more. Everyone should be aware of this resource and spread the word to those who are not.
  • EtherBun – An electronic mailing list devoted to the care, health and behavior of domestic companion rabbits. This is a really great resource for all kinds of information about domestic rabbits, from the very basic to the most complex, and a great option if you are trying to find help with a particular health problem or behavioral concern.
  • Oxbow – Manufacturer of some of the highest quality food, hay, and treats for rabbits and other small animals. You might be able find Oxbow products at your local pet store and if not, you can order it online. Paco ate Oxbow food and hay his entire life, and when he got sick, I fed him…
  • Oxbow Critical Care – When Paco got sick and lost his appetite, I fed him Critical Care, a premium recovery food which can be given to herbivores that are unwilling to eat their normal diet due to illness, surgery or poor nutritional status. This product comes as a powder that you rehydrate with water. To try and get Paco to eat it on his own (so I didn’t have to force feed him), I mixed it with a little apple sauce, banana, or canned pumpkin. You should only use this product if you are under the supervision of a veterinarian.
  • GastroIntestinal Stasis, The Silent Killer – A must read article for any rabbit owner about stasis, the slowdown or cessation of peristalsis of the intestine.
  • Leith Petwerks – There are various sites on the internet where you can order rabbit supplies, but Paco particularly enjoyed toys and treats from this company. He was an especially big fan of their Vacation Villa. Shopping at local stores is always a good thing (Animal Nature is a great local store in Pittsburgh), but for times when you have to order off the internet, this is a good place to start.

With thanks to:

  • Rabbit Wranglers – Rabbit Wranglers’ mission is to help abused, neglected and abandoned rabbits and educate the public to improve the lives of these companion animals.
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