by Emma Pearce
My 8 week old pet rabbit is listless, won't eat, won't drink, is poohing normal. I have taken him to vet who has given vitamin and glucose injections however there has been no improvement in last 24 hrs any thoughts.
***** Karen Sez *****
Did the vet say why your bunny was sick? I strongly suspect an imbalance in the gut bacteria. If so, the poo will deteriorate to enterotoxemia and loose diarrhea. And if so, the rabbit will be very sick, and could die.
Remove ALL food from the rabbit except for grass hay. Encourage the rabbit to drink all it can. If necessary, you can flavor its water with a bit of Snapple.
I hope you'll be able to save your bunny. Good luck. If your rabbit recovers, you may wish to not give it any sweet treats for a few months. No apples, no bananas, no yogurt, no sweet or colorful pet treats from the pet store. Just rabbit pellets and hay. Okay?