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greta , our lop eared bunny of six years has started to leave balls of soft stinky clumps of her once famous
coco puffs. we took her to the doc and he found nothing but gave some antibiotics foran irratation.
this has been three weeks ago, and nothing has changed. her diet is good, she eats no problem and we,re
not feedinv her crap
sorry for the spelling and lack of greater detail, its from my phane
please help me
hi to both of you,
I'm at a PC now, so i'll be able to answer questions and explain better. As for the exam done by the doctor, he took xrays and checked her out from head to toe, or at least i'm told he did. I'm going to call him up myselft and check.
The doctor gave some medicine for her anal area where the soft poo was irritating her.
I believe the teeth were checked, but I'll call and find out.
The "poo balls" in question are soft balls of not quite formed regular coco puffs, but there is more than one in the ball, like 3 or more.
and they stink. Nothing like she'd regularly do. this has been going on for at least 3 weeks
sorry i've taken so long to respond, I've had a bunch of stuff i had to attend to and just haven't been on the comp much.
To update all, yes, greta is overweight but not by much, 7 1/2lbs she's been checked out by the vet, and we just had her checked for worms today. She is fixed, has been for 5 1/2 years. Her teeth are good and she has regular pellets, she gets no treats that would harm her, in fact until we figure this out she gets no treats, she also gets the proper greens and timothy hay and a little bit of pellets, it just that she also has the real soft and stinky globs also. If these are the "cecals" should they be soft and gooey and stinky? She seems to get it stuck to her fur and drag it around. Is it possible that since this poo is much bigger and is not able to pass through the grate of her pan that it's sticking to her and she's dragging it out of her pen into the room?
seems as though it happens once a day.
Here is a link about cecals:
She may be producing too many cecals which can happen when their diet needs adjusting or if there is bacterial imbalance in the gut.
What is her diet like?
thank you both for replying,
She gets organic greens that are listed here on the site, she gets no treats or fruits. Timothy hay, as much as she wants.
and a 1/2 cup of pellets. And "squeezed out like a play-doh not-so-fun factory is correct.
After reading up on the links that were given me I believe we've got a handle on it, we're going to give her gobs of fiber/timothy hay, cut back on her greens a bit, buy her a bigger harness and take her out for some exercise. She gets exercise inside but just not enough so outside we go!!
Like I said, reading those articles have lead us to believe that it's a dietary issue, could be because she's older? we'll see, it's got to be everything else has been checked.
I'll keep ya'll informed.
thanks heaps to all of you who've given me your thoughts and links :>)