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Hello my Netherland dwarf bunny was about 3 yrs old and we found her dead in the cage tonight! I'm so upset becuAse she seemed fine last night licking me and cuddling up. In the day we leave her hut open so she runs around the garden and she loved that and at night we would bring her in with us until she went to bed, she was so loved!!! I took her to the vet 3 weeks ago to get her yearly injection and the vet indicated that she had lost weight which he was a bit worried about but just said feed her more hay etc We started to realise that she hadnt been pooong a lot either and eating but we didn't look into this further becuae we thought she was eating in the day. She would still eat apple and carrots when we fed her but not so much of the rabbit foodi About to 2 weeks ago we started baby sitting a 8month kitten so we tried introducing bunny and the cat and at first they where fine but bunny would stomp her feet to let the cat know not to poune. Anyway in the course of that time the cat was getting more playful so we where more hesitant to have them interact together. Bunny would always come up to us and lick us and didnt seem that frighten but we had read about how the bunny can get heart attacks from being scared. I would hate to think this is what happend to her. She had lost weight prior to the cat so I think that wouldn't be the case. I am so upset she was the cutest bunny and had such a beautiful personality :( :( do any of these symptoms seem familiar? Thankyou
Thankyou for your fast reply, it may have been Gastrointestinal Stasis as Bunny always preferred to eat apple and carrots rather than her hay. I Iooked up the symptoms and she wasn't acting depressed and no teeth grinding. i was just wondering if it would have been a quick death? is it heart failure? or how?thankyou again