Fauna has recently been drinking a lot, not cleaning herself - leading me to have to clean her each night, and is not gaining weight from all that she's eating.
After talking with Kathy Smith tonight, it seems that kidney failure/disease is quite a possibility for my baby girl. She's a 5 year-old Holland Lop for those that don't know her.
At first I was thinking it was diabetes, but after talking to Kathy,she informed me that diabetes isn't as common as you'd think. Many rabbits show up with a high level of sugar, but that doesn't mean it's diabetes.
Fauna's been less mobile, and that could be a sign of arthritis, or, it could be an indication that she can't get into a comfortable position to urinate.
Usually by the time that the blood work comes back with a positive for kidney disease, it's too late. Sub Q fluids can help some rabbits. It depends. Some rabbits can die in one week, while others can live a couple of years of a good quality of life.
I will have the vet run tests tomorrow to see if she has a urinary tract infection because that could be part of her drinking more and the wet tail. They'd put her on antibiotics.
Her urine is especially red, which is could be a sign of uterine cancer as she wasn't spayed. She was a rescue and I got her at 4.5 years old when it was too late to do the operation.
Will see what tomorrow's visit will bring. I don't want her in pain or struggling. I won't give up as long as I know she's not in pain.