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    Default I need to know what to feed to settle a tummy? Important.

    As said up there.

    This is not for a bunny of mine, this is for a Centre bunny. She is very sick and likely in renal or liver failure (or both).

    She is producing exceptionally odd poo and like a fluid liquid with it which is making her incredibly messy and at high risk of fly strike.

    They have tried

    ~panacur
    ~anti bios
    ~fibreplex
    ~Pro fibre pellets
    ~Hay only diet.

    What else can we try please? This is so, so important.

    Bramble leaves?
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    Bramble, Sloe & Plantain if thumps_ thread is anything to go by Sky?

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    I have Virginia Richard's book here and it states that bramble leaves are one of the best treatments for an unsettled stomach.

    I believe I recall thumps_ saying that tannin-rich tree leaves are beneficial.


    Both plantain and echinacea are high in fibre, which could help - although I can't remember if they're more fibrous than hay.

    Can you get some bramble leaves?


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    I cant really offer any more than the above suggestions. But wondered whether the things that might typically settle a humans tummy might help, eg mint, fennel, maybe even mallow if that is safe for buns?

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    Have you tried pellet and hay diet, no veg? I wouldn't want to make any hard and fast recommendations with the kidney failure renal, but regards to the runny bum- going on wagg- i found this has been good for not causing runny poo. No excel as that's a horrible one for it. Maybe some herbs, but no spring greens or other heavy veggies.
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    I would go with the blackberry, raspberry, and plantain leaves.

    Also if it is renal failure they usually gradually take themselves off pellets and move across to grass and weeds given the chance, as pellets are too rich in things the kidneys are unable to process.

    Both my renal buns (plus two very elderly buns in their last year) just gradually stopped their pellet intake (and it was not teeth) just them trying to control their own symptoms.

    My newly diagnosed prob. mega colon bun also has mostly taken himself off pellets.
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    I don't have advice but do have raspberry leaves which you are welcome to if you can't get any and need some.
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    Did a bit more reading and apparently shepherd's purse is another good plant for this.



    Do let me know if you need any plants because i have plenty here


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