Our girl choked on pellets on Jan 2, 2019. She sounded like she was vomiting but we knew rabbits don't really do that. She hid behind the couch then was running frantically around, putting her nose in the air, pawing at her nose and face, snotting with lots of phlegm bubbling from her nose.
We quickly grabbed her, wiped what we could off, googled bunny choking and as carefully as we could performed the bunny heimlich.
Please see the link https://www.vgr1.com/choking/
She was still bubbling at her nose but less so and her lips appeared to be somewhat bluish. The whole ordeal lasted about 15 minutes then a 12 minute ride to the emergency vet and 15 mins in the waiting room for triage. We were unable to see the exotic vet as they were not on duty.
Antibiotics were prescribed for 7 days (enrofloxacin). Meloxicam for 3 days.
Brought her home and she wasn't really herself the first few days, which was to be expected after what I can imagine was a very traumatic experience for her. However, she is eating well. Not as much hay as she usually eats, but is interested in fresh greens, and pellets given one by one.
She is active and roaming around the house as usual, grooming and being groomed by her partner bun.
Poops were smaller than normal but plentiful. Shes resting and drinking well.
I think we're clear of any possible gi issues.
When she's resting however, she twitches and clicks and squeaks. Sometimes sneezing or she makes kind of like a coughing sound. It doesn't appear as though she's in pain (maybe thanks to pain meds) but she's lounging as usual.
We have a humidifier going and the heat up to keep the temp up in the apartment.
Took her to the vet again on Jan 5 and got x rays. The vet is supposed to be savvy but he said he never has had a case of possible pneumonia in rabbits. She didn't make any clicking sounds while at the vet so he couldn't see that in person.
He prescribed more Meloxicam and 2 weeks of chlor palm antibiotics.
Any one experience this before after a choking incident? She seems in really good spirits but the squeaking is worrisome.
Thank you for reading!