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Anonymous:Hello... I need help and advice about my 5 y/o dwarf rabbit. A week and a half ago he stopped eating his regular pellets. It was very sudden and very weird. Since then he's only been eating timothy hay and lettuce. I took him to a vet but she said she couldn't feel any blockages and told me to give him some cat laxative for hairballs and show up again in a week. I've been following her recommendations to no improvement. Even worse, he seems to eat less timothy hay every day so I'm really worried he'll just stop eating. Poor guy weighs only 4 pounds now. He never had health issues before this and I am very confused. When he's out of the cage he likes to chew on the carpet but I always watch him when he's out and I stop this. Can it be that I missed how he managed to swallow something which could have caused a blockage? But then again, the vet said she didn't feel blockages! His poop is not round like usually but kind of long, and he poops really rare. I'm taking him to a vet tomorrow again and I'll tell her about my concerns about the carpet. Please wish me good luck! I really need it and I'm so worried about my baby. If you have any thoughts about what can be going on, share them please!
Anonymous:Is your vet experienced with rabbits? If not you need to find one who is. Such a loss of appetite does not sound good. You'll need to do an x-ray to confirm or deny an internal blockage. Sometimes bunnies stop eating because of too long molar teeth, and then they should be filed down. Another reason I know about is feeding to many greens, vegetables and fruits. Giving them in large quantities is the same as giving candies to kids - if there are too many sweets they can stop eating the healthy stuff that doesn't have as much sugar in it (hay for instance). I hope there's nothing serious with your bun.
Anonymous:I thought I'd give you an update! We had several visits to a vet who did a few tests including X-rays. Happily, there was no blockage! Then the vet suggested it could be long molar teeth (exactly what you wrote, anon!). She couldn't file them down herself but she helped me find a specialist who did it. After his teeth have been fixed, he eats fine!! It's been four days without problems. I'm happy!
Anonymous:well i think that u should get an xray fast
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