All vets closed, GI stasis

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Hello!

this morning I came down, Odyssey refused to eat. Still hasn’t eaten since then. She had a few poops, very hard, and peed multiple times.

all the vets near me are closed. I called over 10 exoctic and non exotic and there’s no one open.
What should I do next?
 

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How does she behave otherwise? Does she drink when you put water in front of her, or when you give her water with a syringe?
Is she shedding fur right now?

Anyway, right now I would give her some water, and belly massages, for 5-10 minutes every half hour or so, and try to make her move if that works. What works for me is putting the rabbit on my legs, facing me, and rocking my feet, and see how they react, most times they relax noticeable.
In case gas is part of the problem you can give her Simethicone (infant gas drops), about 20mg every 3or 4 hours.

To see if they would eat anything I hold a handfull of hay against their nose until they bite it out of annoyance, sometimes they eat once it's in their mouth, you can also offer pellets right in front of her nose, also soaked pellets.

Notice: those are just the things I do first, not necessarily the best measures but imho better than nothing.
 

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Would call your vet and beg for meds until they can see your bunny, to keep her GI tract moving until you can get in. Like cisapride or Reglan.
 

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Thank you so much @Preitler for that advice, it helped so much. I tried everything that you said and luckily it worked

We didn't end up getting her to a vet on Sunday due to the fact that there wasn't any open within 3 hours driving, which is pretty disapointing.

I ended up giving her gas drops and critical care throughout the day, as well as belly rubs. And by Monday morning she was pooping, eating and drinking again, not like normal, but still at least she was. Monday night she was eating like her normal self.

The thing that concerns me is that this is her fourth bout of stasis within 6 weeks. I have no idea why this is happening. I have since removed pellets from her diet to see if that is the issue, since I know some buns have sensitivities to that. If anyone has any idea why this is happening, that'd be very much appreciated :) I plan to take her to the vet soon and get a professional opinion.
 

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Are there any things that could be causing her stress? What veggies does she get? I would remove all veggies from her diet and slowly introduce them one at a time to see how she reacts. I had this issue with Theo 2 years ago and found it was certain veggies causing it.
 

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Are there any things that could be causing her stress? What veggies does she get? I would remove all veggies from her diet and slowly introduce them one at a time to see how she reacts. I had this issue with Theo 2 years ago and found it was certain veggies causing it.
I don't think there is, and the veggies that she gets, she was able to eat without an issue before. She gets spring mix, romaine, green leaf, red leaf, kale, cilantro, mint, basil, parsely, celery leaves and watercress rotated every few weeks but she gets at least 5 types of veggies each week.
Since removing the pellets from her diet she seems to be more active and friendly and hasn't had any issues since which leads me to believe that it may be pellets causing it. I'll start removing veg tonight and see how it goes!
I'm going to ask my parents soon about bringing her to the vet and hopefully they'll let me :)
 

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