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    Yes she'd only just been put back in with him; initially she ate some hay and parsley and seemed pretty bright but then went downhill.
    I brought her back to my room overnight and she started eating and pooing again around 5am but has now stopped (very usual for her at the moment)
    I'm booking the specialist for Wednesday and Obi's soft poo is going off to a lab so maybe that will show something up.

    I'm considering putting her back in the room she lived in when she first came indoors. Every chance she's had since she moved out of that room she's darted in there and under the table where she used to lie with her sister. Maybe she'd be more comfortable in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleKat View Post
    Yes she'd only just been put back in with him; initially she ate some hay and parsley and seemed pretty bright but then went downhill.
    I brought her back to my room overnight and she started eating and pooing again around 5am but has now stopped (very usual for her at the moment)
    I'm booking the specialist for Wednesday and Obi's soft poo is going off to a lab so maybe that will show something up.

    I'm considering putting her back in the room she lived in when she first came indoors. Every chance she's had since she moved out of that room she's darted in there and under the table where she used to lie with her sister. Maybe she'd be more comfortable in there.


    I would try this. Vibes for your girl & Obi too x

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    Is she still on pain relief? She may need it for a bit longer if not.

    I keep having to up mine with Doughnut as she's still not pain free.

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    I stopped the tramadol on Wednesday after she was confirmed ulcer free and have been reducing the amount of loxicom.
    She was eating and pooing slightly less initially but the amount was increasing night on night until last night.

    Her eating has been very strange since the dental, she's barely nibbling anything throughout the day and mostly declines the offer of critical care but at night she's happily munching away. ~10pm-9am you'd never know anything was wrong with her.

    She's booked in at the specialist on Wednesday.

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    The specialist couldn't really tell me anything new yesterday so we opted for blood tests.
    It's almost like Lola finally understood why we keep taking her to the vet though, the second we got home she went and had a big drink then ate hay nonstop for about half an hour (in the middle of the day!!). Her eating over the last 24 hours has been the most frequent and consistent since this all started (though still not her usual self).

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    Blood results showed she's been anemic (but her body appears to be fixing it) and signs point to kidney issues (she has high calcium). We've replaced her metacam with tramadol but I've only got enough for another day so I've called my vet for some more.

    I was giving her some alfalfa hay to try and tempt her back in to eating hay so that's been stopped, and when I get in from work I'll be looking in to the calcium content of the foods she has on offer and remove any of those. Her main pellet when she's well is science selective which I believe is pretty low in calcium anyway. We're in a soft water area so calcium in the water shouldn't be a problem.
    Going to retest in a month and see where we're at.

    I still don't feel like I know why she seems fine at night but bad during the day.

    Now I just need to decide whether to try and rebond her with Obi. Bonding itself will be stressful but I think being back together would be good for both of them. It'll be impossible to give her free access to herbs and keep an eye on her input/output though.
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    There's a useful chart showing calcium content of various rabbit foods here

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...nd-rabbit-food

    Sending lots of vibes for your girlie.

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    Thank you omi

    Just heard from the other vet and obi does indeed have parasites so I wouldn't be surprised if lolas problems are at least linked to the parasites

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    So lola has been gradually improving but still not herself. I decided the best thing now she is eating a little consistently through the day would be to get her back in with obi.
    The first bonding session (about two hours) did not go fantastically. Obi chased her a fair bit and pulled some fur out. We called it a day on a good bit of time with him flopping near her. She seemed fine and stayed in the bonding area eating hay then went back to our room and continued eating. I checked on her a little later and she took some parsley from me. Checked on her just now and she's declining all food again, even banana. I've given her ranitidine and emeprid and a little critical care. Hopefully she perks up soon but its so hard to know what to do going forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleKat View Post
    So lola has been gradually improving but still not herself. I decided the best thing now she is eating a little consistently through the day would be to get her back in with obi.
    The first bonding session (about two hours) did not go fantastically. Obi chased her a fair bit and pulled some fur out. We called it a day on a good bit of time with him flopping near her. She seemed fine and stayed in the bonding area eating hay then went back to our room and continued eating. I checked on her a little later and she took some parsley from me. Checked on her just now and she's declining all food again, even banana. I've given her ranitidine and emeprid and a little critical care. Hopefully she perks up soon but its so hard to know what to do going forwards.
    Oh dear, well personally I would not attempt re-bonding until both Rabbits have been back to their normal selves for a good few weeks. Bonding is exceptionally stressful in most cases and as you know stress can actually exacerbate gut problems. I am really sorry things are still so difficult and I hope that Lola is doing better again now.


    Links to information about various health problems that can affect Rabbits :
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    NB- If you think your Rabbit is unwell it is essential to seek immediate veterinary attention.

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