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Hey you guys were the first I thought of so maybe someone can help me here.
My cousin had a bunny who just passed away a week ago. I just got a letter from her about it today and there are things in there that I would like to tell her but I don't want to upset her more then she is now. Just a little back story I have in the past gave her print outs and info from this site and house bunny society about bunny care and the do's and don'ts. She told me that her bunny didn't like hay so she didn't give him any and I told her to try different kinds which she didn't. I told her that the seed sticks and treats like that are bad for bunnies and she still fed them to her bun etc. I even told her to join the forums and read up on things and I don't think she ever did. I even told her about my bun's ailments and treatments I had to do and stuff so after all that I would of thought she learned something
Anyways..in the letter she said that her bunny was lethargic and didn't eat for 2 days so she took him to the vet. The vet said that the bun's temp was 95 degrees and it should of been 103 (I am not sure what a bun's temp should be). The vet said the bun was in shock and started him on an IV. Also said later the vet would get x-rays and give him an antibiotic. The vet ended up taking the bun home overnight and the bun passed away at midnight The vet called her and said he MIGHT have had a blockage! I am thinking it was the seed sticks she kept feeding him and lack of hay. This has really upset me and I don't know how to respond to her. Also she put that she is going to go to the Luv A Bun adoption fair and get another bun (a baby) or a pair.
I really don't know how to respond to her letter. Should I just say I am sorry for your loss of the bun or should I give her some more advice? I don't want to be mean or anything, I just want her to be aware next time but she didn't even listen to me the first time. I think she is the kind of person that always said "I never had a problem in the past". Sorry this is so long but this has really upset me. Thanks for taking the time to read all of this
~Michelle & Dexter