Does my rabbit have bloat?

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I got a 3 month old Holland Lop doe a few weeks ago from a breeder. She has been acting completely normal but her belly seems to be really full all the time. I've never experienced any health problems with my bunnies before so I don't know if it's a concern. At first I just thought she was really chubby but now I'm worried that she could have a blockage, I've fed little bits of oats but nothing has changed.
 

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If you are really worried about her, it would be a good idea to take her to the vet. When I got my Netherland dwarf, he was overweight, and his poop was almost all cecotropes. He was very food motivated and was given a lot of treats from his previous owner. His butt was always a mess. I got rid of his treats and switched him from alfalfa to quality timothy pellets, and his problem straightened out and he lost the extra weight. But my rabbit was 3 years old and I know nothing about bunnies.

I'm sure there are a number of different reasons why your rabbit could be having the problems she is having. If you try doing a search for "excessive cecotropes" in the search box, I am sure you will find more on this subject.
 

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Is she eating normally, what is her diet, and does she feel bony along the back and hindquarters? Also does she seem especially small for her age?
 

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Her spine and hindquarters feel like a normal-weighted Holland Lop. And yes, she is small for her age. She's eating mostly normal, she gets 1/2 cup pellets a day with a pinch of oats. Usually she just doesn't eat the oats.
 

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I would put her on a hay diet a few days (2-3 days) and see if the stomach become better. If it doesn’t work, take her to a veterinarian and try to figure out what’s wrong.
 

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She just passed away last night/this morning..... she has been acting completely normal but there must've been something wrong. Thank you very much for your advice. She was already too far gone I guess..
 

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