Bunny not eating

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    Alisha Rais

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    i have a 3 month old holland lop. I took him to the vet after I noticed he was having sneezing fits. Turns out he has a respiratory infection so he was prescribed enrofloxacin. It’s been 3 days and he has been barely moving. He doesn’t eat. He doesn’t use his litter or drink water. I had to give him a bath because he keeps peeing in the same area just sitting lethargic. I don’t know what to do. He is so stiff. He won’t even eat treats.
     
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    Please take the bunny to an emergency vet immediately! This is serious, and the bunny may not make it until the morning, as he might have pneumonia... I lost my pet bunnies like this when I was a teenager Most or all exotic vets offer 24/7 on call emergency care. I truly hope the bunny will be alright.
     
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    Yes, take your bun back to the vet. Not eating for more than 12 hours is considered an emergency with rabbits. After 3 days of not eating or drinking he will be severely dehydrated and in a critical state. He needs immediate emergency care.

    It sounds like the antibiotic is severely upsetting his stomach, so along with IV or sub q fluids and the initial emergency care, the vet will need to switch to a different antibiotic or have you start syringe feeding every few hours to help keep you bun fed and his digestive system moving.
    https://rabbit.org/gastrointestinal-stasis-the-silent-killer-2/
     
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