GI Stasis? New Lop Mom Needs Help!
I have had bunnies for a couple of years, but Jingle is my first Holland Lop. I got her in early December and she has been fine up until Friday evening. I got home from work and found her food and water untouched. She had soft stool stuck to her behind, which I promptly cleaned off. She is somewhat interested in food, but when she nibbles, she will stop chewing, then stretch her head out like she's having trouble swallowing. She's barely eating, I'm syringing water into her. Very few poops. They are still soft and of varying sizes.
I put a call into my local vet (who is an hour away) and they are not bun savvy. She told me to give her pineapple juice for hairball. I'm seriously freaking out here. I love this little girl and I don't want to see her in pain, much less dying!
This morning she had loud intestinal gurlging and I gave her some simethicone and massaged her tummy like I had read on another site. I've been doing that on and off since 5 a.m. She still has quite a bit of spunk, and I'm pretty sure she hates me right now, but I can't sit and watch.
There is a good bun vet in Evansville, IN, which is nearly 2 hours from me, but they aren't in until tomorrow at 8. What can I do in the meantime? Should I take her in? I read conflicting advice about stress, etc.