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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > My curse is not over
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 10/01/2012 1:18 AM (17 Replies)
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/29/2012 1:30 AM

Woke up this morning to Olivia not wanting to eat. Ugh....last night I specifically told them both that I wanted no sick bunnies for a really long time. What the heck is going on?

Gave her some Simethicone and a tummy rub. Another dose in 1/2 hour. She often bounces back really quick from gas. I'm hoping that's the case because I had plans for a relaxing, fun weekend. 

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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/29/2012 2:04 AM
I was afraid of this happening.

It could be coincidence but I'm wondering if its time to get feeds, hay, water tested? I don't know...

I'm so sorry. Keeping those vibes coming for you and the buns. ((((Hugs)))
Hope this passes quickly for Olivia.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/29/2012 2:21 AM
I'm of a similar mind as JG. I don't know if the changes to her bros has been just too stressful for her or, more likely, there is an underlying or additional medical issue they managed to pass to each other.

I like JG's suggestion of examining their basic feeds. I also would be tempted to go to the expense of tossing all open bags of foods and starting fresh, and clean the water/food dishes with vinegar and water. Maybe wipe down the habitats. I know that sounds like a lot of work with all you are going through already, and probably not necessary. But since you already started to take down Stormy's things, maybe a very fresh house cleaning for them would make you all feel better.

I suppose if it doesn't pass she will need a vet visit for tests as well.
Oh, LPT, I can't seem to send enough {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/29/2012 2:49 AM
Despite my suggestion, I wouldn't even know the first step in getting feed tested. Where does one get that done? If you are starting to suspect food, RPs idea to replace all is good first step. Keeping other aside in case you do choose to get it tested.

I've been reluctant to suggest food but now with 3 getting ill back to back?...
If it turned out it bad then I know that will be very hard to deal with.

ETA: You have a great relationship with your vet. How about letting her know about Olivia and getting her thoughts?
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/29/2012 2:51 AM
This really sucks, LPT. I really hope she feels better soon. Could it be sympathetic sickness because of Stormy and Bindi?
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User is Offline Sarita
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9/29/2012 3:31 AM
Often times my rabbits don't want to eat at first so I don't know that I would jump to conclusions just yet.

I honestly don't see how the feed has anything to do with either Stormy's illness or Bindi's illness either - not at all related that I can see.

Has she ever had any dental problems? It really should not be common in my opinion for rabbits to regularly suffer from gas.

User is Offline Memarie
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9/29/2012 5:13 AM
Even before I became an active member I followed the forums and would daily check your threads to read any updates on your bunnies. I am so sorry for all that has befallen you and your buns of late. I don't have much advice to offer unfortunately, but I do agree with the others of doing a really thorough clean of their house and stuff.
I hope Olivia feels better soon! {hugs}

User is Offline tanlover14
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9/29/2012 9:54 AM
I, too, think it may be all the stress from the past week and everything that has been happening lately... I'm so sorry for you, LPT. You're a great forum leader and amazing to everyone and their needs with their buns. I'm so sorry you have to go through all this with your furry family members.

Definitely sending healing, healthy vibes to everyone in your household. I'll tell my baby buns to keep your buns in their thoughts! <3
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User is Offline MimzMum
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9/29/2012 11:06 AM
(((((((((((((Healing vibes for Olivia))))))))))))
My heart absolutely sank finding this post, LPT. I hope it's just a minor wobble and that all will be back to normal soon.
((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))
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User is Online Monkeybun
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9/29/2012 11:19 AM
Rabbits do pick up on our emotional state, so maybe she is reacting to your recent stress and grief Hopefully that's all it is, and she will bounce back soon. Vibes for you and Olivia!

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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9/30/2012 2:32 AM
Thanks guys. Sorry for the lack of update. Had a very busy day yesterday.

Olivia ate all her veggies and hay around noon yesterday after 3 doses of Simethicone. Just gas, I'm assuming. I was really worried though. Can't deal with any more seriously ill bunnies right now.

Sarita- She doesn't get gas all that often. Just once in a while. I will get her teeth checked out at her next check-up unless she shows more symptoms. She's never shown any symptoms other than the odd gas bout. Bindi needs his teeth done next, when he's done his 30 day meds.

I ended up having a nice afternoon. After she was feeling better, I went to my niece's b-day party. We went to see Hotel Transylvania and then had pony birthday cake.
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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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9/30/2012 2:46 AM
I'm so glad you got to have some fun down time, LPT! And that Olivia is feeling better.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/30/2012 3:06 AM
Great to hear she turned around!

And that you're starting to have some time to go enjoy yourself too! Did you happen to get a pic of the pony cake? I'd be interested to see.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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9/30/2012 5:08 AM
I'm glad to hear she's better. Sammy gave me a similar scare over a week ago, and then with a little home remedy from me and a few hours, she pooped and gobbled up everything normally. A couple of days ago my mother got a whiff of...something...and I had to explain it was an SBD from Sammy. (Silent But Deadly).

Sometimes I think she wakes up earlier than I do and raids the hay bin, so when she gets her breakfast she is a little stuffed already. Then she seems off her feed (when, if I had a stethoscope, I could hear her belching quietly.) Olivia may have thrown her eating pattern off from her stress and grief. She may have just gulped air.

How was the movie? If I had small nieces again, it was one I would be tempted to see.
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User is Offline tanlover14
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9/30/2012 5:53 AM
So happy for you, LPT. You definitely needed some down-time without any stress to worry about and I'm glad little Olivia is doing much better!!

Like Jerseygirl, I too would be really interested in seeing the cake if you do have a pic of it!
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User is Offline bunnyfriend
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9/30/2012 4:15 PM
I'm glad everything seems to be okay now. You definitely don't need anymore scares! Hopefully you have been able to spend lots of time with Winnie.
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User is Offline MimzMum
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9/30/2012 6:38 PM
Good to hear that Olivia is better and you got some time away. Bunny nursing is more stressful than watching young children imo!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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10/01/2012 1:18 AM
It is!!!! There's nothing more stressful to me than a sick bunny. I just can't relax at all while dealing with it. It's super tiring.
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