Please help, emergency! - Rabbit has diarrhea

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  1. Jul 28, 2019 #21

    Floyd2019

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    UPDATE:

    hello everyone.
    Ok so diarrhea does not equal death and the internet is clearly very wrong. Floyd is doing a lot better today. He is eating some hay and pellets and has solid poop. Still a little liquid cecotropes but more what i was used to seeing with his regular ISC.
    He still not eating cecos, he goes down as if to eat them and does not come up chewing. Might be grooming? Cant tell.
    Still taking him to the vet tomorrow as I believe we need to find either the root of the issue or a better and more stable diet.

    Thank you EVERYONE who has given advice and comfort as i freaked out. It was a very stressful time. I will keep you updated on the vet appt and will not be getting rid of my bunny ;)
     
  2. Jul 28, 2019 #22

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    I'm sorry if this is a silly question but, how do you know if your rabbit has gas? He's in the room with me and pretty quiet. I keep worrying everytime he is sleeping that he isn't okay? He had dental surgery last thursday and recovered like a charm but has tiny poops today after 3 days of great poops.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2019 #23

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    He would not be still. Usually they roll their bellies on the ground in a restless fashion. And you will hear a loud popping sound from inside his belly. Loud enough to hear when simply sitting or laying next to him. If he is very uncomfortable he will sit in an unaturally hunched position for a good period of time and loudly grind his teeth (much louder amd more uncomfortable than usual purring grinding). You will know when your bunny jas gas because his overall sense about him will be uncomfortable and he won't be eating as much as normal or not at all

    It is very unlikely your bunny has gas if he is sleeping comfortably

    Also bunny poop size fluctuates, just monitor the consistency and amount and colour. Dark and small and few is bad
     
  4. Jul 29, 2019 #24

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    Thanks for your quick reply. It's extremely hot here. I think he is eating less. He is out for floor time noe till midnight.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2019 #25

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    Put ice cubes in his water and check his ears. If they are hot pink or very hot to the touch and he appears extremely lethargic (i.e not acting like himself) spritz or gently press cold water to his ears.
    It is hot where i am too, i open the windows the second the temperature drops below the house temp and i give my rabbit all the fans and keep him in shade in the basement.

    Also rabbits dont start to get super active until around 8/8:30 at night. They don't eat as much during the day due to it being their sleepy time. He will probably start eatong more this evening
     
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    Thank you so much. I am a chronic worrier.
     
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    Same
     
  8. Jul 29, 2019 #28

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    UPDATE ON FLOYD:

    Vet appointment today. She said he is very healthy other than his flare up. Suggested a fecal exam and culture test. $200, yikes!
    Definitely going to get it done, gotta save some cash though as this bun is eating up my savings.
    She suggested dandelions and parsley
    Where can you buy dandelions that are safe for rabbit consumption?
     
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    Hello! I believe you can find dandelions safe for your bunny at organic produce stores, and farms selling safe dandelions. Some people who give their rabbits dandelions just go into their yard (IF their dandelions don't have any chemicals on them) and they'll pluck em out and feed them to rabbits! Make sure you know the dandelions don't have chemicals-your rabbit could get very sick from certain ones. I hope Floyd is okay!
     
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    I'm glad it went well!
     
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    Good to know. I also forgot I have a mix of Dandelion, Lemon Balm and Plantain snack from a bunny store and i found online that all 3 are great for remedying and preventing GI issues and diarrhea so I gave him some of that today along with his bene-bac probiotics. Fingers crossed. I also played music for him today and tried to get my own spirits up because I do believe you gotta get that good energy rolling :)
    Next on the list is parsley and pure dandelion
     

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