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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Henry has no appetite

Henry has been off all day. He didnt eat his pellets for breakfast, slept on the couch all day, and turned his nose up at a raisin! He loves raisins! I hope he's okay...


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update* Yesterday he decided that remotes are delicious and chewed about 4 buttons off and he must have eaten them.

He is also doing a lot of stretching and he seems sooo tired. This isnt normal for him!


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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 07:07 PM
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If he doesn't eat for 12 hours or more you should consider it an emergency and get him to a vet.

Other than that, as soon as I notice a bunny with tummy issues the first things I try is simethicone (baby gas medicine) and tummy rubs.

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Is he still pooping??


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He hasnt really done anything all day but lay down..he ate a tiny bit this morning when I gave him breakfast.. I'm so worried I feel like im going to cry. Its 8:30 at night where I am right now and is it safe to wait until morning? Euugh I dont know what to do..


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Its 12:10 at night where I am right now and I just got back from the emergency after hours vet clinic. Henry most likely has some kind of intestinal blockage and the vet gave him some kind of injection under his skin to "keep him through the night." They tried giving him another shot but couldn't find a big enough vein. I hope he makes it through the night. I'm not religious at all but your thoughts and prayers would be most welcome. I'm taking him to my normal vet tomorrow morning and I'm guessing they'll have to do surgery. I'm so drained and feel so powerless.


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maybe you could try some canned pumpkin it works as great xlax for iguana's at least

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I have to wait until 3:15 today until Henry can get into the clinic because they are booked for surgery all morning. Henry is all lethargic and he seems to be in a lot of pain..


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Oh no...I'm so sorry! You and Henry will be in my thoughts. I really hope he pulls through and the vets can get him well again really soon.

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Oh NOOOOO!! Poor Henry My thoughts and prayers are with you and Henry I hope he's ok!



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Good news.
Surgery wont be needed. Went in to the vets today, Henry made it through the night and its not as bad as we thought. The vet took an x-ray and apparantly his ..cecum? was full of gas. So he is now on three doses of Cisapride and two doses of sulfatrim. One is an antibiotic and the other one is to get his gut moving. I'm also syringe feeding him critical care mix. Thank you for your support everyone. It helped so much.


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Oh what good news
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Oh no! I hope Henry is feeling better. I feel so bad. I'm a bit late on this thread, but I hope you are ok. It must have been so scary.
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I'm glad to hear he doesn't need surgery! I hope he's feeling better soon


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