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hello guys
yesterday my rabbit eat just 1/4 normal
and from yesterday just like NONE
i tried giving her food that she like most , but she eat only Very tiny amount of those either , (sunflower seed and etc)
but she do not show any other sign of illness , everything is normal(she is active even) but she do not eat as before and its getting worse
as far as i saw vets in our city dont know much about rabbits only dogs and cats.
but im going to show her to vet in few hours but there is any advice can you guys gimme about it? or any help?
 
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Try massaging her stomach to see if that can help her gut moving. Quite a few members give simethicone drops to help with gas pain. In the meantime, I’d keep trying to hand feed her to get her to eat a little. Is she still pooping and peeing?
 

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Try massaging her stomach to see if that can help her gut moving. Quite a few members give simethicone drops to help with gas pain. In the meantime, I’d keep trying to hand feed her to get her to eat a little. Is she still pooping and peeing?
I will do that right now, i visited vet and vet gave her some baby medicine Dropper , i gave her now,
and no she dident poo today at all and yesterday like 1/10 before
 

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Did the vet do a dental exam to make sure it's not her teeth bothering her?

If she's still not eating very well, you will need to start syringe feeding so she doesn't develop Gastrointestinal Stasis. You should be able to make a feeding mush from her pellets, by soaking in warm water and stir with enough water to make a pudding like consistency. Then use a wide tip feeding syringe to syringe it slowly into her mouth. Only a little bit at a time, giving her time to chew and swallow each little mouthful. You just don't want to syringe the food in too fast and risk aspiration occurring.

The feeding amount is around 8-12ml of feeding mix, per kg of body weight. And this needs to be done 4 times a day(about 6 hours apart).


 

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Did the vet do a dental exam to make sure it's not her teeth bothering her?

If she's still not eating very well, you will need to start syringe feeding so she doesn't develop Gastrointestinal Stasis. You should be able to make a feeding mush from her pellets, by soaking in warm water and stir with enough water to make a pudding like consistency. Then use a wide tip feeding syringe to syringe it slowly into her mouth. Only a little bit at a time, giving her time to chew and swallow each little mouthful. You just don't want to syringe the food in too fast and risk aspiration occurring.

The feeding amount is around 8-12ml of feeding mix, per kg of body weight. And this needs to be done 4 times a day(about 6 hours apart).


@Moonshadow
Dr told me she have a little Gastritis
but today after massages people suggested and Baby dropper medicine she started eating again 10x than before Like there is no tommarow!
i never thought i ever say this but im so glad to see her Big poops again 🥳
 
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