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My Abby has been struggling lately with illness, and I'm still not sure if she's better. I'm sure some of you remember her and her illness from last week. I thought for sure she was better after starting her on the 4th antibiotic. There were no longer reddish-brown stains all over her cage floor and she was binkying and going crazy again. Yesterday, I noticed some more stains but these were more brown than the previous ones. Then this morning she was making what sounded like the purring noise, and she does that all the time when I cuddle her, but I'm not sure that she's ever done it just sitting there falling asleep. Then this afternoon, there was one big brownish stain on the cage floor, and there was one little brown thing which I think may have been a piece of poop. Anyways, I'm trying to figure out if these stains are the same kind as before (meaning her cancer may have returned) or if these may be loose stools that are being smeared.
She used to eat a lot of pellets and I realized how fat she was getting so I reduced it to a small handful at nighttime. She gets unlimited orchard grass hay (she does not like timothy hay that much), and gets large portions every couple days of spring mix (romaine, baby spinach, etc) and carrots, with occasional fruit (when I was trying to get her to lose weight I replaced her yogurt treats with raisins, and if I'm eating fruit she'll get a slice. Is this a healthy diet? I've read some articles that say rabbits are better off just eating hay all day with small amounts of salad/fresh herbs for dinner. I ask because if these are runny stools I want to fix it because I NEED to know if she is sick (it's killing me not knowing if it's cancer).
Thank you and sorry for the long post... Happy Thanksgiving everybody!