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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachy View Post
    Hello I am certain this is a ceco issue...but the fibreplex has clearly given him some benefit. I had thought they could be up to 5.5 pounds but maybe he is still too fat though he looks good now...will try and trim him down a bit more. He gets a cup of his muelsli...but this muelsli has hardly any nuggets, it is grasses and flowers...the vet says a good one...but maybe I should cut it out for a couple of weeks and just to the timothy?
    Do have a read of the advice on the Rabbit Welfare Association's website re Diet. I'd take him off Muesli altogether

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-c...e/rabbit-diet/

    Re the Flystrike, the issue is that having a poopy bum makes the Rabbit at very high risk of getting Flystrike, not that Flystrike causes a poopy bum. Flystrike can take hold in a matter of hours, as you will have probably seen from another of the links I posted previously

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-h...ess/flystrike/


    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

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    Hi lots of good links here thank you! He does get his teeth checked at his annual vaccination and they have always been fine...but he is due vaccination now and the vet says as soon as they do appointments again she will have a look. I am going to work on getting his weight down further and reduce muesli right down.

    I did try to upload a photo oh him to show his size but I can't find how to do this other than a url and I don't know how to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachy View Post
    Hi lots of good links here thank you! He does get his teeth checked at his annual vaccination and they have always been fine...but he is due vaccination now and the vet says as soon as they do appointments again she will have a look. I am going to work on getting his weight down further and reduce muesli right down.

    I did try to upload a photo oh him to show his size but I can't find how to do this other than a url and I don't know how to do that
    Here’s a tutorial on how to upload photos http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...to-Post-Photos

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    My Dex is a mini-lop and there was a period in his life when he was going through this same problem. I firstly had to get him to lose weight, and secondly as he never eats hay (yes never touched it in his life) I had to beef up the fibre intake through selecting the right dry pellets. He has been on a diet of fibreplex ever since then and that has helped.

    I made my Dex go on a diet and now he's about 1.6kg which is enough for him to reach around and clean himself.

    The fact that your rabbit eats hay is a bonus. I think helping him to go on a diet and the fibreplex will help. Hopefully he stops getting a dirty bottom.

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