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    Over a week ago I noticed my mini-rex, Heidi, was pushing around the litter in her litterbox and it was being scattered. I was not sure if it was because it was from a new bag which may have smelled different or if there was a different reason, like straining to poo/pee. She was also not a fan of the new bag of timothy hay which had thicker/crunchier stems than the last bag. Her poo was not as plentiful, though they were otherwise normal. She was still eating her pellets/fibafirst stick and drinking well. I gave her medicam for a few days and she was making more poo.

    Yesterday she ate and drank normally. After I clean her litterbox each night, she normally jumps right in the litterbox to make poos. Though when I cleaned her late last night she went in the litterbox and pushed around the litter but she did not make poos. She also did not want a piece of fibafirst stick which I offered. She did eat her ration of evening pellets, yet it was unusual for her to not be begging for more.

    I waited an hour for her to make poo and there were 6 normal sized poos and an equal number of soft/small poo/cecal. The normal sized poos were firmer than usual, possibly because she is being fussy with the new hay. She got some Medicam, sub Q fluids, and a dose of motility drug.

    In February she got over an incident of gut slowdown though the cause was never determined. I hope she will improve this time, though I know even then she will likely require a vet visit (I do not even know if my vet is working).

    Please send Heidi some vibes. She is such a good girl.

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    Sending lots of vibes from Bertie and his Mummy. x

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    I hope that Heidi will soon be back on top form. Sending lots of vibes for her xx


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    Sending vibes for Heidi.x

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    Best wishes for Heidi, and to you bunny momma xx
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    Sending lots and lots of vibes xxx

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    After giving her motility meds and fluids I waited about an hour before getting 25 nice sized poos that were a bit firmer than usual. A couple hours later she made more poos and was eating her ration of pellets. It was a comfort so at that point I overslept and woke up to a large pile of similar poos and a begging bunny. She got a piece of fibafirst stick and ate it quickly.
    When I called the vets they were booked today and specialist is not there again until Tuesday, so I decided to book her for a dental and staff will update vet who will call me if he feels I need to do anything else.
    Heidi has been fussy about hay, and based on prior advice from RU, it could be dental related. She has never had a dental and given that she is over 7 years old it may be good to have her sedated so they can give her teeth a good check. I may have some blood work done and a urinalysis while they have her on Tuesday.

    Thank you for the vibes.

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    I am glad to hear that she seems to be improving and I hope that all goes well for her Veterinary appointment x


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    Sending lots of vibes for her xx

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    Millions of vibes being sent from us here, including Lillian and Leo. Hoping that the vets can find out what is causing Heidi's issues and get some treatment in place to help her. xx
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