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    OK . thanks M Max re baby food, H loves it, stealing it from BB who doesn't like the smell I think (banana and peach was the nearest I could find)
    Thanks so much for your posts. I've an update and some explanations
    Firstly: Saturday lunch time I saw BeBe s poops were much smaller Arrggh! Off to the vet(first waiting for her to be enticed into her pet carrier before ringing the practice ) Back on Emeprid which I'd run out of and Meta calm. I know with hindsight I should have carried on with the infacol. I'd foolishly stopped administrating it Friday pm. As I'd said in one of my last posts, it was very slow work to give it to her, she would only accept one or two drops at a time on a piece of greens which I had first rubbed with banana.
    I have two physical problems; firstly sitting on the floor to do syringing is impossible because I can't bend my ankles underneath me as Roxyroller described for administrating meds. the vet nurse had shown me this way once when Harriett needed supplement food cos of GS. And I can't kneel down because of my knees So the whole process was fraught with difficulties even though Harriet is friendly, happy to be handled and so on.
    In sharp contrast BeBe barely allows me to stroke her( not too bad when she's eating) let alone anything else. She s rescued, and was teamed up with H at the rescue centre. I believe BB must have lived in a small hutch with no outside access and very little human contact, because for the first six months she literally stayed in the pet cage, (half covered over) I had got for them before they moved in , to have as a safe place to use, in my flat. Now after18 months she uses less than half of the (large ) living room whereas H trots off into the hall and bedroom, her cataract not withstanding. (My last rabbit Nesbit would regularly take herself off to the bedroom at 9pm and sleep under the bed)
    I had started sitting on the floor to feed them a portion of their pellets on my legs to acclimatise them, well BB really. However 8 weeks ago I broke a rib and this is still painful especially getting down and up on the floor , bending over to feed the meds. and sitting on the floor with my legs to one side.
    The vet also gave me Fibreflex, a probiotics supplement feed. I have now managed to strategically place 4 low chairs in BB s territory in the living room to help me in giving the other meds. (While also distracting H, with only two hands , who wants anything BB is offered).
    I have a friend who lives 10 minutes away by car who has now offered to help with the syringe, though I haven't said its three times a day! She's a long term dog owner and nurse but I'm reluctant about the fibreflex, because from a subjective point of view it feels to me like terrorising BB, given her history UNLESS it's imperative. Is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosaleen View Post
    OK . thanks M Max re baby food, H loves it, stealing it from BB who doesn't like the smell I think (banana and peach was the nearest I could find)
    Thanks so much for your posts. I've an update and some explanations
    Firstly: Saturday lunch time I saw BeBe s poops were much smaller Arrggh! Off to the vet(first waiting for her to be enticed into her pet carrier before ringing the practice ) Back on Emeprid which I'd run out of and Meta calm. I know with hindsight I should have carried on with the infacol. I'd foolishly stopped administrating it Friday pm. As I'd said in one of my last posts, it was very slow work to give it to her, she would only accept one or two drops at a time on a piece of greens which I had first rubbed with banana.
    I have two physical problems; firstly sitting on the floor to do syringing is impossible because I can't bend my ankles underneath me as Roxyroller described for administrating meds. the vet nurse had shown me this way once when Harriett needed supplement food cos of GS. And I can't kneel down because of my knees So the whole process was fraught with difficulties even though Harriet is friendly, happy to be handled and so on.
    In sharp contrast BeBe barely allows me to stroke her( not too bad when she's eating) let alone anything else. She s rescued, and was teamed up with H at the rescue centre. I believe BB must have lived in a small hutch with no outside access and very little human contact, because for the first six months she literally stayed in the pet cage, (half covered over) I had got for them before they moved in , to have as a safe place to use, in my flat. Now after18 months she uses less than half of the (large ) living room whereas H trots off into the hall and bedroom, her cataract not withstanding. (My last rabbit Nesbit would regularly take herself off to the bedroom at 9pm and sleep under the bed)
    I had started sitting on the floor to feed them a portion of their pellets on my legs to acclimatise them, well BB really. However 8 weeks ago I broke a rib and this is still painful especially getting down and up on the floor , bending over to feed the meds. and sitting on the floor with my legs to one side.
    The vet also gave me Fibreflex, a probiotics supplement feed. I have now managed to strategically place 4 low chairs in BB s territory in the living room to help me in giving the other meds. (While also distracting H, with only two hands , who wants anything BB is offered).
    I have a friend who lives 10 minutes away by car who has now offered to help with the syringe, though I haven't said its three times a day! She's a long term dog owner and nurse but I'm reluctant about the fibreflex, because from a subjective point of view it feels to me like terrorising BB, given her history UNLESS it's imperative. Is it?

    How are you getting on Rosaleen

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