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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Bunny not eating: No vets to bring it to :(
Last Post by BB at 8/11/2009 10:02 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline freiheit
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8/08/2009 1:03 PM

 My bunny hasn't eat much in two days, he hasn't even finished the half a cup of pellets I gave him yesterday morning... And they arn't any vets arround! They're all gone at some "exotic pet vet" convention I even tried long distance calls... no one available 

 

We think he might be a bit constipated and it might be giving him a bit of a tummy acked and cut his hunger a bit (We can't get him to eat his hay so he might not have as much fibers in his diet as he might need). My boyfriend gave him a bit of paste to make his poopoo go better (Something like half the dose you're supposed to give a kitten) but I was wondering if there was a way for me to check if he's constipated, like something to feal when I toutch his tummy.

 

His eyes and nose are dry and he doesn't sneese.

 

I'm starting to be really worried 


User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/08/2009 1:16 PM
I'm sorry he's not feeling well. I know how worrisome that can be.

I would suggest you call a nearby vet that is not an exotic specialist and ask if they would see a bunny. Tell them his normal vet is away, and you are concerned that it is too long a wait to make an appointment. Ask if they know anything about bunnies and would see him. Describe his symptoms. Many vets for cats or dogs have a rudimentary knowledge of other pets, so they may be able to help you prevent it from getting worse, if not getting better immediately. I'm thinking he might benefit from a gentle tummy massage, but I'm not sure that might make the problem worse since you don't know what the problem is yet.
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User is Offline Sarita
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8/08/2009 1:21 PM
I agree with RabbitPam - perhaps a vet who has some experience with rabbits might see him - just call around and explain the situation.

As for this paste stuff - I have absolutely no idea what this is and cats and rabbits are totally different so I do not recommend this at all. Rabbits don't really get "constipated" like we do either.

A vet might be able to prescribe some pain meds and do some fluids and you can do some hand feeding with critical care or a pellet slurry/mush.

User is Offline freiheit
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8/08/2009 1:46 PM

My bf already gave him the paste x_x I found a note saying the bunny went pooping a little bit after and eat up a bit. (A vet did tell him it was fine for bunnies though)

 

I also found some emergency hospital to call to... Right now he's eating dampt letuce I just gave him... So I'll watch him for a little while, see how it goes.


User is Offline jerseygirl
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8/08/2009 4:26 PM
Did you use something like petromalt or laxatone? Sort of like a cat hairball remedy? If he's eating a little now, the main thing is to get fluids and fibre into him. Wet greens will help. Else try syringe feed fluids and a pellet mush if he'll take it. Hope he's turning around now.
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User is Offline BB
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8/08/2009 11:58 PM

I am thinking that what you gave must have been like laxotone?  Though that's not toxic, there are differing opinions if that can help, hinder or make zero difference.

Has your bunny been pooping? 

Put your ear up to his stomach and wait for about 15 seconds - Do you hear any gentle gurgling?  If so, that's good.  IF it's VERY loud, or nothing at all, then that could be a problem.

There is a  good article about how to deal with Gi Stasis, however, this should not replace vet care, but it's definitely an article that is helpful to any bunny owner that may have a rabbit who is dealing with it. http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/ileus.html  (it is kind of scary - especially the title and the first little bit, so try not to panic and read through on the things that are recommended that you should do)

Keep us updated!

Sending out healing vibes.  I hope your bunny feels better soon!

 


User is Offline freiheit
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8/09/2009 4:08 PM
We gave him plenty of fresh water and wet vegies... He seems to be doing pretty fine now He hoped arround the house today and he's eating more of his pellets now.

User is Offline Beka27
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8/10/2009 3:05 AM
I'm glad to hear he is doing better.
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8/11/2009 10:02 PM
Oh, good news!
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