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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebop View Post
    He had a bit of tummy bother, vet said it shudnt be his teeth as the spurs last time were only minor and that was only about 6weeks ago. So hes had some meds to get him back on track.

    I think maybe the richness of the grass caused it, he did get a lot which hes bn fine with in the last 2weeks but maybe he ate some leftovers this morning which had wilted a bit??? Could that cause gas??
    Possibly if he has a sensitive tummy anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebop View Post
    He had a bit of tummy bother, vet said it shudnt be his teeth as the spurs last time were only minor and that was only about 6weeks ago. So hes had some meds to get him back on track.

    I think maybe the richness of the grass caused it, he did get a lot which hes bn fine with in the last 2weeks but maybe he ate some leftovers this morning which had wilted a bit??? Could that cause gas??

    Doubtful if he's been fine with grass before. Grass wilting and drying is only a precursor to hay, unless it was lawn clippings which ferment quickly.

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    I popped home at lunchtime and he ate 2 pellets and a couple of bites of apple. I had hoped hed be much improved as he got his meds 3 hours prior!

    I'm really worried about him! What could of caused this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebop View Post
    I popped home at lunchtime and he ate 2 pellets and a couple of bites of apple. I had hoped hed be much improved as he got his meds 3 hours prior!

    I'm really worried about him! What could of caused this??

    It's often difficult and impossible to pinpoint why our bunnies go into stasis.

    The important thing is to get them out of it asap

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    Thank you so much for coming back to me on this mightymax!

    Ok so peter is keen to eat but then stops after 2 or 3 mouthfuls. Called the vet and she said its v.unlikely to be his teeth as he got them done just before easter and the spurs were so tiny and his natural teeth alignment is good.

    She thinks it cud just be pain in his tummy when he starts eating again......

    He has me v.worried! Im going to try and sneak more meds into him on banana. If hes as bad 2moro do you think he should get sedated to see his teeth or is it too soon after the colic????

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    Sorry to randomly add in.
    You say the last dental was 6 weeks ago, this is how often Phoebe was having her dental treatment carried out.
    Sometimes a tiny spur can cause more trouble than giant spurs, just depends on how they've grown.

    Did you take him into the vets or was it just a phone call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebop View Post
    Thank you so much for coming back to me on this mightymax!

    Ok so peter is keen to eat but then stops after 2 or 3 mouthfuls. Called the vet and she said its v.unlikely to be his teeth as he got them done just before easter and the spurs were so tiny and his natural teeth alignment is good.

    She thinks it cud just be pain in his tummy when he starts eating again......

    He has me v.worried! Im going to try and sneak more meds into him on banana. If hes as bad 2moro do you think he should get sedated to see his teeth or is it too soon after the colic????
    Have you tried offering softened pellets? It's a good sign that he's keen to eat but being keen to eat then stopping is a sign of painful teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beebop View Post
    Thank you so much for coming back to me on this mightymax!

    Ok so peter is keen to eat but then stops after 2 or 3 mouthfuls. Called the vet and she said its v.unlikely to be his teeth as he got them done just before easter and the spurs were so tiny and his natural teeth alignment is good.

    She thinks it cud just be pain in his tummy when he starts eating again......

    He has me v.worried! Im going to try and sneak more meds into him on banana. If hes as bad 2moro do you think he should get sedated to see his teeth or is it too soon after the colic????

    Welcome!

    What is he eating - i.e. what are the 2/3 mouthfuls before he stops? I agree with your vet, it's unlikely to be teeth. But it can't be completely ruled out. It would be awful if it were though, you don't want a lifetime of dentals. Nor does Peter

    What meds is he on at the moment? When did the vet last see him?
    (sorry if you've said - please remind me!)

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    Has he been given liquid recovery food? Or mashed pellets? Keeping him eating is one of the most important things

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    Hello! Peter is a lot brighter! Literally he is back bouncing on the bed! He ran over to me this morning and he is beginning to poop and eat as normal.

    I gave him 1ml zantac on mashed banana yesterday about 5pm and since then he has started eating.

    I would find it strange if it was his teeth as on Monday he ate a big pile of grass and i sat and watched him for about 10minutes and he didnt stop! And like i said, his teeth are all aligned ok, the reason he got little spurs is because i had him too spoilt with herbs and veg!

    Bunnies are such a worry!!!!

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