> We have a 10-month old bunny who has been sick for 6 days. Oscar is not drinking water
> or eating pelletss. He eats some hay, a few treats now and then, and no veggies. Vet's
> diagnosis: probably not a hair ball, possibly "stress enteritis." He has been given
> Baytril and ***sulfatrim, subcutaneous fluids 2X daily, plus blended vegetables by
> syringe, and "bunny***tails." Oscar's behavior and droppings are fine.
> Has anyone experience with these symptons, and helpful ideas?
things that might help.
First I'd suggest trying the following recipe for a force-feeding
2 huge Tablespoons pure canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pellet powder (ground to a *dust* in a clean coffee mill,
else works to do this)
1/4 tsp. acidophilus powder
1/4 tsp. Prozyme, if you have it
1 Tablespoon banana baby food
add Pedialyte or Lactated Ringers to make the consistency what you want
This is a recipe I found on a mailing list some time ago and I've heard
rave reviews. It should help provide a good balance of nutrition.
I'd also suggest that your vet contact one of the following vets for a
Dr. Susan Brown
(She's in the Chicago area)
Dr. Jeffery Jenkins
(619)260-1412 (San Diego, CA area
Dr. Carolyn Harvey
(510)654-8375 (she's in Oakland, CA)
These vets are some of the best in the country, if they can't help your
vet find an answer to your problem I doubt if anyone can.