Rabbit Died Suddenly Other Day
I had 2 rabbits for about 2 years now. One is a netherland/dutch rabbit, and the other was a dwarf black bunny. I had been feeding them the sunseed pellets as most of their diet and some timothy hay every so often. I had been using the Cat's Pride litter for the whole time, with no problem. About a month ago, I changed their litter to Fresh Step, carbon odor control litter. The black rabbit had been getting really fat over the past year, by the way. Well, over the past week, the black one started knocking over her litter box and not eating as much. She had a huge chunk of poop stuck to her butt on Monday and had knocked over her litter again. I decided to give them each a bath, and put them back in their cages. About 3 hours later, I came back to check on them, and she was laying flat on her stomach, unable to move, and barely breathing. I called the emergency vet, since it was about 10pm, and they said it was from the litter, blocking her intestine. They could have put her on IV and done surgery to remove the blockage, but I think it was too late at that point. An hour later, she began convulsing and stopped breathing. My belief is that she might have eaten some of that different litter, but the other one is fine. I'm bringing him into the vet tomorrow to make sure. I took all that litter out immediately, and started using "yesterday's news" instead. What do you think happened?