GI stasis in rabbits
Far too often people contact me saying," My rabbit haven't eaten today what should I do?"
We are used to seeing other pets going days without eating normally, but rabbits digestive system depends on them eating. When a rabbit stops eating it is an emergency.
What is GI Stasis? Here is an easy explanation found on a human doctor's website but in general GI Stasis is the slow down of movement of the Gastrointestinal tract.
"Gastrointestinal (GI) motility refers to the movement of food from the mouth through the pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and out of the body. The GI system is responsible for digestion."https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/gastro/areas-expertise/motility.../Pages/default.aspx
Rabbit's digestive tracts were designed for continue movement, when their gut slows down for whatever reason,they can die!
Prevention is the key to success, by providing a diet full of fiber you are going to help your rabbit keep pushing any fur out of his digestive tract. If that isn't enough the best thing you can do is to keep a full emergency kit to help save his life.