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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Just brought Emo and Mochi home from the animal hospital.

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    • x liddo bunny x
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      I just got Emo and Mochi at about 5:00 pm. they both seem to be doing fine but they look in pain. when they hop they hop with their feet together. =( poor thing. is there anything i can give them to make them feel a little better? is there anything i need to know for after the surgery? any thing i need to pay extra attention to? and do i have to bring them back to the vet after sometime?


    • BinkyBunny
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      Awwww.   I Spaying is rougher on females.  It hurts. They will feel uncomfortable for a few days. Did they offer any pain medication?

      Keep them from exploring too much for a few days.  Let them rest, but watch to make sure they eat and poop.   They will not feel like eating too much, but it is important that they don’t stop eating all together.  If you find they refuse to eat at all in the morning,  then call the vet, as they may be able to offer pain meds (if they haven’t already) and/or an appetite enhancer.

      Some vets will do a follow-up, not all.  You’ll need to contact your own vet to see if that is what they do.

      Here are some links that include post care tips:
      http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/spay-neuter.html#pre-post-care

      http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/opcare.html

      Keep us updated! 

      I’m sending quick healing vibes their way!


    • x liddo bunny x
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      thank you my poor babies dont look like they have much of an appitite. they eat here and there. i offered mochi a papaya and she liked to lick it but didnt wanna eat it. but ill see in the morning

      and ill probably call the vet too.


    • poopy
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      Congrats! I’m so happy for you finally get them spayed. You can look forward to nice potty habits and hopefully, a peaceful existence between the two.

      I’ve also heard willow is a natural pain reliever.


    • x liddo bunny x
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      time for more shopping!!!


    • Lucy
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      you can try babyfood to see if they eat that. Try to get stuff with no sugar added. Also, pumpkin puree (the stuff you use in pies, but NO spices added), and I found that Fuoe ate some banana and then ate hay. I think it’s a way of telling their stomachs that food is okay.


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      it so happens that my bf has a baby niece and i think she eats the ones with no sugar added but ill give it a try. they ate today. i gave them a little dish of their favorite treat (carrots) with lots of other good stuff they need. hay, pellets papaya and bannanas. so they will get some of the stuff they need while eating stuff they like. they seem to be doing better but as for right now mochi seems a little scared of me. =( emo is not quite becuase i have the food but mochi will run and sit in the corner. =( well atleast she is eating hay. i am at school right now so i hope they are ok. cant wait to go home to see them.


    • cookie627
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      you got them neutered?!?!?!?!?! YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!


    • x liddo bunny x
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      yea i know. =P but right now i am more worried. and i also have 3 other research papers due soon on top of taking care of them….. perfect timing. – -” i am afraid my bunny may not be eating enough. she will nibble here and there but she wont eat alot. i am scared. is this normal and how long does it usually take them to heal? and am i supposed to take them back to take out the stitches or do we leave them in? HELP!!!


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      It’s great that she’s is nibbling.  Is your other bunny doing better as far as her appetite?  Females take a few days to feel like running around, but it will take a couple of weeks for things to actually heal.

      But your bunnies should be nibbling on things by 24 hours.  How much is she eating exactly.  Is she still pooping?  If she’s still not eating much in the morning, call you vet and let them know.  They may give you some critical care.    Have you ever syringe fed before?  If not, ask them to show you.

      As far as the stitches go, it depends on the kind your vet put in, so you will need ask your vet about that too.  Are your bunnies leaving their stitches alone?

      So don’t panic, just call the vet in the morning to let them know of your concerns and ask them about what to expect with the stitches.  And keep offering them their favorite treat, and try some tasty herbs like basil, mint and rosemary to continue to help stimulate her appetite.  

      I am so sorry I wish I would have known ahead of time when the spay date was, and I would have been able to offer some pre-and post care before hand so you wouldn’t feel so overwhelmed.  


    • x liddo bunny x
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      its quite alright. i didnt officially mention the date, only here and there on some threads. =)

      well Emo is eating fine. she lost weight too but i am not as concerned about her because she was larger. Mochi concerns me because she is very small for some odd reason. she eats but not a whole lot like Emo. Emo was the first to eat then followed Mochi with the nibbling. i’ve been giving them mint but the only one that likes mint is Mochi. Emo doesnt like differnet things. she LOVES carrots. ive been giving them plenty of carrots and Mint. i try to sneek in a few papayas. they both are pooing but Emo is having some sort of runny soft poo. it is not watery runny but when she poos on the blanket, its like a mushy puddle of poo. its weird because i can pick the whole thing up with chopsticks. i expected it to be runny. their poos are darker and smaller than normal. ive been trying to get them to eat twice a day because they dont eat much to begin with. Mochi goes bonkers over nuts so i gave her some today my mom had for her hamster. she was muching away.


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      Are they eating too many carrots?  This can also cause digestive upset as it could be too much sugar – too  many carbs.   The mushy icky poos could be due to all the stress and too many carbs.  Too many carbs alone can do this too, but since they just got out of surgery, it could be a either or a combination of the two. 

         Is she eating any of her pellets? She needs to start getting good food non sweet food into her diet now. If she refuses to eat any pellets, be sure she is not training you to feed her carrots.     But at this point you don’t want to withhold any food to force her to eat only pellets, so you may need to syringe feed her. It’s easiest with critical care and it has some great extras that are good for the bunny, but you can also get a watery mush with her regular pellets mixed with water, and then get a syringe.  It can be really messy if you’re not used to it.   And actually it would be better for you to have a vet tech show you, so again, if Mochi is still not eating much, please call your vet and let them know.  

      Since I really don’t know exactly how much she is eating, and when you say it’s not much, I still am not sure how much that is.  Like a tablespoon of pellets? A teaspoon of pellets?  Her appetite may not be back to normal, but she should be eating some pellets and hay and treats are okay, but shouldn’t replace her food at this point.   I know it’s important to get her to eat to prevent gi stasis, but too much sugar can also create problems.   So just be aware.

      Keep us updated, and let us know what the vet said about her appetite and her stitches.  

       

       


    • x liddo bunny x
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      i could have sworn i already posted but it didnt show. well, i called the vet last friday and she told me that because of surgery, my bunnies will shead alot so they need lots of fruits and veggies to break down the hair. mainly green leafy veggies. and she also suggested that i feed them plenty of papaya. so i calmed down on the carrots. as for the stiches, i can leave them in because she said that they will go away. not sure how they will go away but they will.

      as for an update on the two, Emo is still humping….. a little more violently now but the vet says that her hormones will die out soon. so they are still separated. i didnt let emo out to play with mochi but i let her out to play by herself because the night before she was chasing her even after i had pulled her off and squirted her and yelled at her. so i am going to wait a day and let them play today to see waht happens. hopefully it all goes well. as for Mochi, she is showing improvements. she is better at her litterbox and she is much friendlier than before. she is always asking for “face rubs.” (face rubs are when i get down on all fours and take my face and rub it with hers. she loves it. she also love kisses. her eating has been alot better now that i took away emo. she is getting a little meaty. =) so happy both of them are eating alot more. any greens i give them they gobble it up. =) what good babies. ill give an update on how their play date together goes.


    • Gravehearted
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      glad to heat they’re healing and you’re already seeing behavior improvements with Mochi. Hopefully Emo’s hormones will calm considerably soon too. I’d also make sure to offer lots of timmy hay, since it’s generally very important to help keep things moving through the gi tract


    • poopy
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      so were they both girls?


    • x liddo bunny x
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      yup, both females even though emo did quite a bit of humping and went through anger problems. – -”

      they are getting lots and lots of hay plus papaya to help out. =) and they are all pooing fine. =P mochi loves to run around my house. i think she really likes my mom….. she follows her all the time. especialy into the kitchen. i had to block it off. =P

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