Question My 9 year old rabbit was diagnosed with thymoma. My vet does have much hope in any treatment however she did me to on prednisone but said there are side effects. At this point I'm not sure what to do. I don't want her to suffocate slowly. As of now she is still active and eating although not so much of her greens.
Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.
Answer Dear Anita,
Don't despair. There *are* treatments other than corticosteroids (which are really not recommended for rabbits, but if you have begun treatment, then it is essential to *wean* her off slowly if you decide on a different treatment). Please read these important articles, which offer many alternatives:
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