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If you look at the bottom there's more rabbit care videos too - haven't seen those.
Pixel's slave is one of my friends on the Rabbitwise Bunderground - we met bundergrounding some Katrina rabbits from Baton Rouge to California.
Whoa I'm not doing that! But thanks for the video!
Thanks for posting that, Sarita. Your friend has lots of interesting bunny care videos. Is she a vet or a tech? Some of the video appears to be shot in a vets office or hospital part of a shelter.
Knowltons4: SubQ can really be a life saver if a bunny goes into stasis and there is no emergency vet available (mine seem to like Friday nights at around 9:30 to start me in a tizzy). I really want to learn how to do it myself, it can be very important.
Sarita: Do you use an IV bag when administering fluids? I have seen techs do it two ways at the vet. One is the way it is done in the video, with an IV bag and fed by gravity. Another way is with a fairly large cath-tipped syringe that is filled with the solution (maybe 50CC? Not sure), and then injected into the tubing and into the bunny. Which way do you do it at home? Do you use lactated Ringers, and where did you purchase the solution?
According to veterinarypartner.com, here are the needle sizes based on the cap color:
red - 25 gauge
blue - 22 gauge
pink - 20 gauge
green - 19 gauge
olive - 18 gauge
The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle. Small needles are easier to insert, but dispense fluid slowly. Large needles hurt more, but the procedure is quicker.
Eeep, the large breed bunny got large. Who knew? I'd love to meet a Flemish in person some day. The biggest bunny I have personally met was a 14 pound albino lop named Baxter who thought he was a cat. He was at the Watsonville shelter for a long time, but then he and his favorite cat were adopted together.
THANKS sarita, SO much, for posting this video!! Pixel seems to be a very good little patient, but you can see her breathing, rapidly...poor baby.
How do you know, that bunny gets enough air to breathe, when she's all covered up? that scares me a bit.