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my rabbit is very lethargic, not eating and just lying down

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Joan replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

Is the Rabbi passing pellets and Urine?

Is the Rabbit taking any food or water?

Joan

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
it is passing urine and drinking a little, but no pellets
Expert:  Joan replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

When a rabbit does not pass pellets that is very serious. This can mean GI Stasis, which is a life threatening Emergency is Rabbits. Since they are hind gut fermentors they have to pass pellets. Gi stasis is when a Blockage occurs in the intestinal tract. This will need to be addressed by a Vet. with Rabbit experience ASAP. I would suggest an ER Vet today. Joan

THis site gives some information about Emergency treatment for GI Stasis including Massage and Simethicone: http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/ileus.html

THis is a listing for Rabbit savy Vets.: http://www.rabbit.org/vets/index.html

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