One common health problem.
What? And why
One very common healthy problem in rabbits is something called:
Gastrointestinal stasis. What is it?
How do you know if you're rabbit has it? What can you do?
Gastrointestinal stasis or(GI) is a disorder of the
stomach and intestines. It's when the intestines and stomach get blocked. This is a serious issue, which if not treated right away can lead to a very painful death.
How can you tell if your rabbit has GI? The signs or symptoms are very easy to recognize. Things like the loss of appetite, or plain out refusal to eat
is a big red flag. Another way to recognize if it is GI is if your rabbit is not being able to pass their fecal
pellets, or if they do, it's very dry. If your rabbit isn't drinking water, that's another factor that it could have GI disorder. If you feel your rabbits stomach and if feels large and doughy or soft and flabby it's another sign.
Things that can lead to GI are things like: Stress, depression, illness, incorrect diet, lack of exercise and many other things.
What can you do? If you have noticed some of the signs that your rabbit have GI you should immediately take it to a rabbit savvy vet.
Your vet will know and tell you what you should do, Listen to what the vet says, and take care of the rabbit.
You will need patience and the right tools, which the vet will tell you, if it's an antibiotic, or a formula to start feeding it, or if it's to give her/him six syringes full of water... For the bunny to get better, it depends
much on what you do, and how seriously you take the situation. The Gastrointestinal stasis will not go away on its own; you must take care of the rabbit for it to get better.
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