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    I would let him out as running around gets the gut going. I'm sure you'll find little pills around if he's having any output.

    Yes best to take him back later this afternoon if he doesn't pick up as you don't want to have to call the emergency vets and be worrying in the night about him. You may well get him back tomorrow if he's hydrated and got his gut going again.

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    Thanks for the input and support everyone, I've penned my other boy and let Bob out .... he had a quick nibble on some watercress and is currently exploring and chinning everything in sight like there's nothing wrong. Very confused what to make of it all at the moment and I just want to see some poop!!

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    In regards to syringe feeding, have you tried getting in the pen with him and having him on the floor between your knees? Cross your legs at the back so he can't reverse out, lean right over him as far as you can go and then hold his head with your left hand and syringe with the right.
    I have a really tricky bun and he had a major operation last year, for months and months we had to give him injectable everything because we couldn't give him anything orally. I tried this on him recently and it worked It was such a relief because it's good to know that we can syringe feed him at home in situations like yours.

    In regards to him not eating, there could be many reasons. I have a stasis prone bun so I have been in your shoes. There is usually always a reason for for it so I'd want some diagnostic work done. Bloods and an xray might be a good place to start
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    Just back from vets, he's had another injection of fluid under the skin and another shot of gut stimulant. If no improvement in the morning he's going back in for the day to go on a drip so they can monitor him themselves.

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    We have poo this morning!!!! Very very small ones but poo nonetheless. He seems to have eaten his salad overnight and I saw him having a drink when I got up so *touch wood* he's heading in the right direction. Hubby is going to phone the vet when he gets up to keep them updated so I'm hoping they say there's no need to take him back in and stress him out even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Carr View Post
    We have poo this morning!!!! Very very small ones but poo nonetheless. He seems to have eaten his salad overnight and I saw him having a drink when I got up so *touch wood* he's heading in the right direction. Hubby is going to phone the vet when he gets up to keep them updated so I'm hoping they say there's no need to take him back in and stress him out even more.

    This is looking promising

    Vibes for continued progress and that he doesn't need to go back in.

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