Category: Stasis

A LIFE-OR-DEATH STORY ABOUT BODY TEMPERATURE

Temperature matters ~ whether it is HOT or COLD. Generally we are concerned about rabbits getting too warm ~ however ~ this is a lesson in the deadly seriousness of cold ~ even when our rabbits are housed indoors.

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BUNNY REFUSES FOOD ~ WHAT MOM DOES

There is no substitute for excellent rabbit-savvy veterinary care ~ however ~ there are times when that is not available for any number of reasons. These are some safe steps you can take at home to help your survive until medical care can be obtained.

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“HAIRBALLS IN RABBITS: FACT OR FICTION”

This was written by Susan A. Brown, DVM ~ for the National House Rabbit Society in April 1996. I have copied it here in its entirety as it gives a very good overview of the way a rabbit’s digestive works, what can upset it, what happens when it’s normal motility is altered, how it is treated, and how to minimize such occurrences.

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THE MYTHS OF PINEAPPLE JUICE and PAPAYA

The facts are that pineapple and papaya can do nothing to help break up a mass in a rabbit’s stomach is nothing more than an inaccurate ~ and dangerous ~ myth. Not only are they not beneficial, but the sugars they contain will serve to feed the bacteria which are already proliferating and creating toxins ~ thus actually doing harm, rather than good.

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STASIS ~ DIAGNOSIS

This article details the steps the veterinarian will take to determine what is amiss with your rabbit. It includes two photographs of rabbit abdominal x-rays.

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