HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

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HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by Rainer Stor » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 04:10:41



Hi

My rabbit seems to be trembling and her head is bobbing up and down a little
bit. She seems more docile than usual. When I stroked her I could feel her
quivering. She cant be cold because it's the middle of summer here. I
haven't seen her eat or drink since I noticed her change in behaviour a
couple hours ago. Does anyone know what might be wrong with her. It's night
time, so I have to wait till the morning to take her to the vet.

Thanks
Merle

ages for the replies for the posts to come up here. (South Africa)

 
 
 

HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by Dary » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 04:45:45


We could say a lot of things,

Take her to the Vet.

No diagonsis Merle

Daryl

 
 
 

HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by SabreBab » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 05:29:50


Ooo!  Get your bunny to the vet IMMEDIATELY!  Call them at home if you have to!
This sounds *exactly* like what Karrot had/has, and only the fact I hauled my
veterinarian out of bed (8:30AM on a Sunday!) were we able to save his life!

It *sounds* like Wry Neck, which is caused by a couple of different bacterias,
both very, very deadly.  The faster, and more aggresively you treat it, the
better!

Karrot is being treated with infections of Baytril every 12 hours for 2 weeks,
then he's going on a sulfa drug as a follow-up and to combat coccidia (another
semi-common bunny threat).

I have to give him the injections myself, and for the first couple days he was
so sick he had to be hand fed and hand-wateres.  I had to keep him wrapped in a
towel and held close to me for two days, just to keep him warm.

It was a lot like when I brought my premature twin sons home 11 years ago... but
a lot quieter.

-Deb, overworked mom and grateful bunny slave

Quote:

> Hi

> My rabbit seems to be trembling and her head is bobbing up and down a little
> bit. She seems more docile than usual. When I stroked her I could feel her
> quivering. She cant be cold because it's the middle of summer here. I
> haven't seen her eat or drink since I noticed her change in behaviour a
> couple hours ago. Does anyone know what might be wrong with her. It's night
> time, so I have to wait till the morning to take her to the vet.

> Thanks
> Merle

> ages for the replies for the posts to come up here. (South Africa)

 
 
 

HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by Nona » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 06:37:04


Merle,

That sounds a lot like what Pinky went through about a week ago.

I sat up with Pinky and gave her simethicone (one brand name is
Phazyme).

She will usually eat the tablet, but this time I had to dissolve it and
give it to her with a needleless syringe.

I also held her in my lap and gently rubbed her tummy.

When she seemed to feel a tiny bit better, I stuck fresh parsley in her
face until she ate a bit.  Then did the same with fresh hay.

After she had eaten for a while, I diecided it was safe to go to sleep.
She was indeed fine in the morning -- just as if nothing had happened.

But it was a very scary few hours for me.

Good luck!!!!!

Nona

Quote:

> Hi

> My rabbit seems to be trembling and her head is bobbing up and down a little
> bit. She seems more docile than usual. When I stroked her I could feel her
> quivering. She cant be cold because it's the middle of summer here. I
> haven't seen her eat or drink since I noticed her change in behaviour a
> couple hours ago. Does anyone know what might be wrong with her. It's night
> time, so I have to wait till the morning to take her to the vet.

> Thanks
> Merle

> ages for the replies for the posts to come up here. (South Africa)

 
 
 

HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by Jupite » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 08:13:36


Big healing vibes coming your buns way......
I do hope she is better in the morning.......please let us know

Quote:

> Merle,

> That sounds a lot like what Pinky went through about a week ago.

> I sat up with Pinky and gave her simethicone (one brand name is
> Phazyme).

> She will usually eat the tablet, but this time I had to dissolve it and
> give it to her with a needleless syringe.

> I also held her in my lap and gently rubbed her tummy.

> When she seemed to feel a tiny bit better, I stuck fresh parsley in her
> face until she ate a bit.  Then did the same with fresh hay.

> After she had eaten for a while, I diecided it was safe to go to sleep.
> She was indeed fine in the morning -- just as if nothing had happened.

> But it was a very scary few hours for me.

> Good luck!!!!!

> Nona


> > Hi

> > My rabbit seems to be trembling and her head is bobbing up and down a
little
> > bit. She seems more docile than usual. When I stroked her I could feel
her
> > quivering. She cant be cold because it's the middle of summer here. I
> > haven't seen her eat or drink since I noticed her change in behaviour a
> > couple hours ago. Does anyone know what might be wrong with her. It's
night
> > time, so I have to wait till the morning to take her to the vet.

> > Thanks
> > Merle

> > ages for the replies for the posts to come up here. (South Africa)

 
 
 

HELP: I think my rabbit is sick

Post by Rhond » Thu, 18 Oct 2001 11:43:36


Quote:

> My rabbit seems to be trembling and her head is bobbing up and down a little
> bit. She seems more docile than usual. When I stroked her I could feel her
> quivering. She cant be cold because it's the middle of summer here. I
> haven't seen her eat or drink since I noticed her change in behaviour a
> couple hours ago. Does anyone know what might be wrong with her. It's night
> time, so I have to wait till the morning to take her to the vet.

Hi Merle,

The trembling is a sign of pain -- it could be lots of things. It could
be gas pain as Nona said, and simethicone drops should help. Even if
it's not gas, the drops won't hurt.

Do you know how to take her temperature? If it falls under 100, she
needs to see a vet right away. My rabbit's temp was recently as low as
96 (these are farenheit, by the way). I put my rabbit in a pet carrier
with a hot pad underneath half of it so he could move to the cool side
if needed. I wrapped the whole carrier in a blanket. I also held him on
my lap for awhile on a hot pad, and had him wrapped in a blanket. It's
very important to keep them warm when they're in pain, they can go into
shock easily.

Hope you know soon what's wrong! Let us know when you can.

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