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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 9 week old rabbit is unresponsive. I gave m water in a

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My 9 week old rabbit is unresponsive. I gave him water in a syringe and he won't swallow. I gave him a treat in his mouth and he wouldn't chew.His mouth is slightly parted. His head and body are limp.
He looked fine this morning.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. You've described a dying rabbit or, at least, one in need of prompt attention from a vet. Such a young rabbit is prone to hypothermia and dehydration and because warming can worsen dehydration, he's likely to require supplemental fluids administered by needle by the vet.

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