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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Warning! Gross description! Not sure if this was cecals or diarrhea or dog vomit....
Last Post by Kokaneeandkahlua at 9/04/2012 6:15 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline Theresa
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8/30/2012 3:33 PM

Ok, Brego and Beau (dogs) and Roscoe (bunny) running loose in the living room.  Turned my back for a minute, turn around, and there is a little pile of................. goo.  It was about the size of the inside of the palm of my hand, was gelatinous, reddish brown and had grass mixed in it.  The color worried me at first, I thought it was blood, but was actually reddish brown.

 

One dog was drooling a bit, so it might have been dog vomit and they have both been eating grass like crazy, which they usually do when they have an upset tummy.  I don't think it was cecals, cuz it was a pretty big volume.  Could have been bunny diarrhea - and to be honest it smelled pretty foul.   Cleaned up pretty easy.  Roscoe has been pooping just fine in his litter box, normal amounts, no diarrhea in his crate at all. The only thing new I gave him yesterday was some apple, which he'd never had before.

 

So anyone think this is something I should worry about right now?  Roscoe is eating fine, very active, running around the room - the only thing is that he is almost 5 months old, and I think his hormones are raging.  He isn't spraying, but he is leaving marking pellets here and there, and I must admit he smells pretty musky around his hind end.  I have only had him 3 weeks, and haven't done the monthly maintenance stuff yet.  His nails were clipped the day I got him, but I don't know if he has ever had his anal glands cleaned out.  I am NOT looking forward to that job, honestly.

 

Any input would be appreciated.  Those of you who have Flemmies - do they normally smell pretty musky?  I honestly don't think I ever had a rabbit smell this musky.....

 

Edited to add - I plan on neutering him ASAP.  I am interviewing a vet on Saturday morning, and if he is as knowlegeable as I think he is, Roscoe will be going in as soon as I get my paycheck from my 2nd job sometime before the 15th of Sept.


User is Offline mocha200
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8/30/2012 5:13 PM
Not sure about if it was poop or vomit, but I fostered a baby un-nutered male rabbit and he stunk REALLY bad compared to my bunnies! Once he gets neutered he should smell better.
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User is Offline Sarita
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8/30/2012 9:40 PM
That does not sound like rabbit poo to me. Also rabbits very rarely get diarrhea so I doubt it is that.

User is Offline Hunny's Momma
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8/31/2012 1:33 AM
Well Ash has just turned 3 months and he has starting spraying and he does have a musty smell to some of his poops, esp the ones when he's around Hunny (who's female). Idk about the pile of stuff u descrbed... could it have been urine? I know that a coupple mornings I woke up & found Ash had sprayed in his been over night & it was kinda thick. Bunny pee can be different colors from white - red. And it seems that Ash sprays when he gets xcited esp when running around outside Hunny's side of then pen and trying to play with her thru the bars... maybe Roscoe got xcited playing wit ur dogs...?

I have the vet cut their nails... the $20 ($10ea) every 6-8 weeks is worth it to save the aggrevation & stress. I also don't have to worry about accidently hurting them. Plus our vet weights them & checks their ears & teeth at the same time.

User is Offline Theresa
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8/31/2012 3:17 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the replies. I am pretty sure one of the dogs tossed his cookies. Beau didn't eat his dinner and has been a little clingy, which usually means he has an upset tummy, so I'm guessing it is him. Both my dogs are very quiet urkers.

MOCHA - I really hope that neutering helps with the musky smell! I am pretty sure it is territorial, seems to get stronger when he's leaving his little marking pellets around...

SARITA - Thanks for the response!

HUNNY'S MOMMA - I am probaby going to have the vet clip his nails. Dr. Becker does both our dogs nails - in fact, we have an appt with him tomorrow morning to get theirs done, and that's who I am interviewing about bunny care and neutering....

User is Offline LBJ10
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8/31/2012 2:39 PM
Sounds like it was the dog to me.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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8/31/2012 5:52 PM
Sounds like barf Cecals really look like a bunch of grapes, and won't have grass in them.
Do the dogs barf frequently, or just those one-of dog barf occasions that you just never know what they are from?
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User is Offline Theresa
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9/01/2012 4:03 PM
The dogs don't barf that often, just typical doggy "I ate something I shouldn't have" and it comes back up later.  I found out today that my neighbors have been putting their scraps out in their yard for the animals and my pups probably helped themselves. No more instances of the weird goo being left anywhere, so I'm not going to worry about it.  And I will also be making sure our dogs stay in OUR yard only and away from the scraps!

 

Posted By Kokaneeandkahlua on 08/31/2012 08:52 PM

Sounds like barf Cecals really look like a bunch of grapes, and won't have grass in them.
Do the dogs barf frequently, or just those one-of dog barf occasions that you just never know what they are from?



User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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9/04/2012 6:15 PM
LOL Wow what strange neighbors lol Maybe they are hoping to attract wildlife?
Anyways glad thats not the norm for the doggies. If you see cecals (which gladly you aren't now!) it's time to decrease sugars and increase fibre-so less pellets and more hay is the usual.
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