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    So itís normal to be able to feel your rabbits stomach? Itís not overly hard but when I compare his left side with his right side itís obvious that the left side has something in it, if that makes sense.


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    Yep, completely normal Just don't press too hard as it's extremely delicate and you could cause damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    Yep, a normal sized liver is contained within the rib cage so isn't easily felt unless it is enlarged. The stomach is easy to feel just to the rear of the ribs on the left though especially if it is well expanded - either because it's full of food or because it's gassy.
    Indeed, you'd need to really poke about to feel a normal sized Liver. Not nice for the Bunny x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa View Post
    Yep, completely normal Just don't press too hard as it's extremely delicate and you could cause damage.
    Yeah I touch it gently because I figured it was something important lol. But it feels a lot softer today. When I felt it yesterday it was definitely more firm but maybe itís because he was eating a lot and didnít poop since before his neuter. So he pooped a lot now and his stomach feels a lot better


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samm View Post
    So itís normal to be able to feel your rabbits stomach? Itís not overly hard but when I compare his left side with his right side itís obvious that the left side has something in it, if that makes sense.


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    Yes it's normal!

    Important not to go too hard, especially if doing tummy rubs on a rabbit who hasn't eaten for a wee while
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    The vet just called and I ask if I should be able to feel his stomach. And she was confused at first! (I think I scared her) But then she said that he might be gassy from the surgery and give it a few days


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