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Last Post by JamieM at 1/19/2012 6:25 PM (6 Replies)
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User is Offline JennyMegan
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1/17/2012 12:02 PM

Monday morning my boyfriend Scott and I found that our sweet baby Noah had passed away. He was only six months old and we loved him so much! He was such a good boy and we joked that he was our puppy because he was so social and always loved being involved in whatever was going on. 


I feel angry and upset about his death though. Two weeks ago we went on a trip back home to Alaska and during this trip we left him at a pet store who advertised doing boarding. We really enjoyed this petstore as all of the employees cared so much for the pets and all of the animals seemed so happy and active in the place! We trusted that they would take very good care of our baby. After 8 days of vacation we came home and picked up Noah. The next day I noticed that he was missing some fur from his back feet. I thought that maybe it was anxiety from being left for a while but I decided to make a doctor's appointment anyways. A few days later, on Wednesday, we took him in and the doctor said he looked very healthy. He checked him for mites and examined him in the back room. He weighed a healthy 3.15lbs and he thought that the loss of fur was probably from anxiety. He gave us some antibiotics to give him for 10 days and scheduled a checkup for a week later. The next day I noticed he had started losing fur on his front paw too. He seemed normal and was up to his usual antics but Sunday night he refused his antibiotics.... the next morning he was dead. How did we not see any other symptoms?!!? How did the doctor not see anything?! I feel like I want to blame someone... the doctor that didn't catch something... the pet shop that we boarded him at where he may have gotten sick..... 


I miss him a lot.... I guess the coincidence is that I called his mom and dad's owner to thank her for giving us such a wonderful little boy that brought so much joy to our lives .... and she mentioned that the mom and dad will be having their second litter in a few months... it gives me hope to think that we may get one of Noah's little brothers

User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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1/17/2012 12:25 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your baby bunny, it's so terrible to lose them like that. You can't blame yourself, bunnies are so good at hiding illness that it can be too late even when you're watching very closely. He sounds like he had excellent bunny slaves to take care of him and he had a great influence on you and Scott even during that short time. I know it's so heartbreaking for you right now.

sending you and Scott  ((((((((hugs and noserubs)))))

I lit a candle for little Noah, Binky Free little guy!


My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline JennyMegan
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1/17/2012 12:34 PM
Another question I have... when rabbits die do they normally have a lot of diarrhea that lets loose? His poops had been normal all day and then the morning that we found him dead there was lots of diarrhea around him....

User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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1/18/2012 10:20 AM
I'm not sure about that, but it's possible. It may also have been the antibiotic causing some diarrhea, but sadly there's no way to tell.

I am so sorry for your loss. I know it would give you comfort to have a bunny from the same parents, but if it was a genetic illness, perhaps you might consider getting another bunny from a shelter and adopting instead? I would hate to have a new one have a similar issue. Sometimes when a bunny dies young suddenly it's due to an undetected illness they were born with, like a heart problem.

{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}} He knows you loved him.
SPIKE, my snuggle bunny (aka Spikey Marbles)

User is Offline bunnyfriend
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1/18/2012 5:04 PM

 Awh I am so sorry  Losing a bunny so suddenly and unexpected makes it all the more difficult. Binky free Noah

RIP Tigger          RIP Wilbur           RIP Totoro

User is Offline Kacey
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1/19/2012 5:13 PM

I am so so so sorry for your loss. Unfortunatly, my first two bundles of joy are not with me anymore either. Although, I had to give them up to a shlter. It killed me. I used to have them in my basement when i lived in Wisconsin, but when i moved to minnesota i got a second bunny. I was not educated on how to litterbox train a bunny and they were kept in my garage ( with a heating lamp, no worries) I loved them with all of my heart. I knew they deserved to have more attention. I would bring them in the house and let them in the house, but i thought they deserved more. I gave them up about 3 or 4 years ago. I know that they have great homes. They were adopted within a week. I know that they had great homes with great owners, The oldest's name was Smore. She had probably crossed the rainbow bridge my now. But who knows. She had to be my favorite of the two. No offence to my other bunny, i loved him to death aas well, but i didnt have him fixed so he tended to show a little too much love to me. Maybe, Smore and your Bunny Noah are in bunny heaven living the life. I really think that getting one of noahs siblings will be a great thing for you! Rest in Peace dear little Noah.

User is Offline JamieM
Erie, PA
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1/19/2012 6:25 PM
Sorry for your loss. Its so hard to go through. And I'm learning the hard way that you just don't always know when they are sick, no matter how much time you spend with them. Can't help but want to blame someone though. That's a normal part of the grieving process. Thinking of you.
“The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.”

~ Stephen Wright
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