RABBIT HAVING DIARRHEA HELP!

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EclipseTheLionhead

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This morning I woke up and went to pick up Eclipse. For the last few days she haven't been her normal full of live self. I've been thinking she's probably pregnant because she has been making nests. And well I checked her bottom because I smelled something really bad. Her whole bottom and tail was covered in chunky diarrhea. I washed it off with just some warm water and dried her off very well. I called the vet and have an appointment on Monday. Is it something that needs to be seen right away or will she be okay until Monday? I was looking it up online and what I was reading said it was fatal. I'm really scared and on the verge of tears because I don't want to lose my bunny. PLEASE HELP. Is there anything I can do to help her get firm poops again?
 

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if this isn't just mushy cecotropes where the fecal poop is normal round fecal balls still, but is actual true watery or pudding like diarrhea where all of the poop is this way, this is an immediate emergency and you need to get your rabbit into the vet right now.

True diarrhea in rabbits can be caused by the clostridium bacteria, causing enterotoxemia. This needs to be treated immediately to have any chance of saving the rabbit, with sub q or IV fluids, the antibiotic metronidazole and/or oxytetracycline, and cholestyramine to bind the toxins released by the bacteria.


 

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