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    Nothing bought home with us, he was given those drugs whilst at the vet though. Will ask the vet what they think. Unfortunately we are out a fair bit today so can't monitor him as much as we need to. So realistically best for him to be at vets for some undivided attention

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    Sending more vibes for Bear. I think you need to contact the vet again for advice and probably take him back in. It's unlikely that you would be able to get a second opinion over the weekend, but it's something to consider for Monday I think. It certainly seems a possibility that it's his teeth.

    ETA Just seen your last update regarding no meds. He certainly needs to still be on medication, both for his gut and for pain relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Nothing bought home with us, he was given those drugs whilst at the vet though. Will ask the vet what they think. Unfortunately we are out a fair bit today so can't monitor him as much as we need to. So realistically best for him to be at vets for some undivided attention

    Right, if you brought home no gut motility drugs for Bear then you definitely need to get back to your vet. He needs to continue on them until the problem has completely gone.

    These would be:

    Metacam
    Metaclopromide
    Cisapride
    Ranitidine


    Not all vets give Cisapride, but most will give all the others for a period of a few days.

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    Thanks Zoobec.

    Unfortunately it looks like we live in a real black spot for those rabbit savvy vets and the one near us on that site is similar to the vets where we are currently taking him.

    The vets have said they can send him to a rabbit specialist (as opposed to a general practitioner), I think a dental may be the best bet.

    From the list of causes 'pain' is the only one left... And he's had an x-ray with no signs of physical damage anywhere so it must be coming from somewhere else.

    Frustrating that he has spurs as we do all the right things to keep his teeth in good health, the boy eats from Timothyhay.co.uk..!

    Fingers crossed

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    Have asked for the vet to call us back when they have a free spot. Reception said to bring him in but I'm hesitant to do that if we can administer these drugs at home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Have asked for the vet to call us back when they have a free spot. Reception said to bring him in but I'm hesitant to do that if we can administer these drugs at home...

    Exactly, of course you can

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    Vet wants us to bring him in again to decide best course of action (unfortunately different vets work the weekend shift...).

    So taking him in this after again

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    I'm really sorry to read that Bear has had a setback If he's not eating much and you'll be out most of the day I agree that the sensible thing would be to keep him at the vets so he can be monitored and syringe fed. When he's discharged again, as others have said above, make sure they give you pain relief and gut meds to administer at home. Also ask for a few sachets of recovery food as you may need to syringe feed him for a few days until he's eating normally again. It can be hard to predict how long a stasis episode will go on for. Sometimes my buns have recovered in a few hours, other times it has taken days. When my doe had a severe case of it she took almost two weeks to get better.

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    Sending vibes for you and Bear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrules334 View Post
    Vet wants us to bring him in again to decide best course of action (unfortunately different vets work the weekend shift...).

    So taking him in this after again

    Sorry to hear this

    I hope the vet gives fluids and does a blood glucose test.

    Also, remember to ask about meds to bring home when he comes back

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