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I have a bunny. not sure how old. cant find a vet that's open till Monday. he haS a discharge or it looks wet around his nose. not sure what to do
Has Charlie been sneezing at all?
Is he still eating ok?
Are his eyes weepy at all?
How long has he been unwell?
There are a couple of conditions that can cause this runny nose.
1. A respiratory tract infection - this commonly makes them unwell and they do not eat. The infection is often caused by a nasty bacteria called Pastuerella which is difficult to treat/cure.
2. a tooth problem causing and abscess in the tooth and this infects the sinuses.
3. A blocked and infected tear duct - although this can be related to no. 2.
Yes or removal of the affected tooth. The big concern is that he is not eating. When this happens they get a condition called gut stasis.
This is where the gut stops moving and can cause problems.
You need to get him eating.
Try some pumpkin baby food mash.
How many hours until they are open? I am in a different time zone.
You can try but you obviously need to mash it up and try and syringe it in.
If there is a pet shop nearby you can try to get some Oxbow Critical Care and feed that to him.
Sorry I don't understand your last comment.
We seem to be having trouble with the chat. Yes a child syringe will work well. You may need to cut the tip off so the pumpkin fits through easier.
Yes a child syringe will work well. You may need to cut the tip off so the pumpkin fits through easier.
Yes you could add a little warm water to help.
My pleasure. Do you have any further questions?
Ok. Please feel free to come back to me at anytime to ask further questions.