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Home Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Can’t feed critical care!

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    • Lyric
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      I have a bunny who’s been to the vet this morning and was given fluids and pain relief as she wasn’t eating yesterday or today. When we got home we had critical care to feed her but I cannot get it down her. She’s been nibbling on hay a little bit but nowhere near the amount she needs considering she hasn’t been eating. I have a syringe and everything but I’m nearly in tears from frustration trying to get it in her, any advice on how to do it would be so so helpful please!!


    • jerseygirl
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      Hi Jayne
      Sending some {{{vibes}}} for your little one. That she is trying to eat a little hay is promising. Have you tried offered some greens, herbs?
      You can mix the CC up more thick and put in a shallow dish for her to eat from. It could be the syringe she is adverse too. I even roll it into little balls or patties and hand feed it that way.

      If you have to syringe it, mix it thinner then the directions suggest. Were you given a really large syringe to use?

      I rather like this video that goes over syringe feeding. Having your rabbit up high on a bench seems to be key,
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0Taz0MFWE


    • Boing
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      Hi Jayne,

      There’s an attachment that you can get from your vet to put on the end of a syringe. I never could syringe feed my bunnies anything ’till I used one. It looks like the things that doctors put on lights when they look in your ears.

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