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    Blossom ate her breakfast romaine leaf this morning but is very quiet and not going for her hay as usual.

    Her ears are cool and while she took a dandelion leaf from me she refused grass as well which is just unlike her. I have seen her eat a ceco this morning which seems out of sync as those are usually lunchtimeish.

    Rodney has been a hump pest this week and I fear they've had an upset overnight with tufts of fur loose and Rodney is full of the joys of spring.

    I do wonder if maybe she's just wanting some alone time as she's had a disrupted night but I'm worried. But she's not showing any discomfort signs so I'm not sure whether a trip to the vets is best.

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    Is her poo output normal ?

    If Rodney has been humping her a lot could she have a sore back ?


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    Is she going through a moult at the moment, my bridge bun Treacle used to be a bit off colour when she was moulting. Sounds like Rodney has got a touch of spring fever, so hat might be upsetting her. If you are worried though, a call to the vet might be wise.
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    No I don't think it is,I changed their loo last night and the poo in is smaller than usual but the right quantity but I can't be 100% sure it's not Rodney's because his poo is smaller than hers usually.

    I am watching her on the camera and she's munching cecos every so often and has popped herself beside the snugglesafe I've put in.

    Rodney isn't too skilled at humping often gets on backwards or humps her side so it is very possible he's done something. I might see if we can grab her and check if she's sensitive.



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    I've grabbed her and given her a bit of a check. I think we're looking at gas, I didn't need my stethoscope to hear her gurgles. I gave her some belly rubs which were tolerated well and her stomach feels fairly nor am.

    Rodney is moulting so that's definitely a possibility. I try to brush most of it bit he hates it so it's a daily battle.

    She teeth chatted as she normally does when I rub her cheeks and didn't flinch at anything else.

    I know it's silly but I hate being a frequent flyer at the vets with my worries and last time she was admitted for stasis admittedly over a year ago, they gave her fluids and sent her home after she took out 4 iv lines.



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    Gosh it's such a challenge balancing the "do I wait and see if she just had an off morning and will be fine in a couple of hours" and "lets take her to the vets immediately to catch stasis before it develops".

    Do you have any pain relief at home? That would be my next step and something I've done many times in the past. I'd give Blossom some metacam/loxicom and then leave her alone for a couple of hours and then see whether she's back to her normal self. If you don't have pain relief, then go with your gut. It's better to be a frequent flyer at the vets and keep her tip-top, than wait until she's desperately ill.

    Sending her lots of good vibes, hopefully it's just the spring fever kerfuffle that's made her feel a bit wonky this morning.
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    Try to see if she is passing fecal poo


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    Sending Blossom loads of vibes.

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    I have pain relief so I've given her a metacam dose with 4ml of critical care so it's not on an empty stomach.

    I'm watching her constantly on the camera and she's grooming and had the tiny treat I gave her for being handled.

    I'm gonna send hubby hunting for some brambles or maybe trim my roses a bit. She likes those.

    No poo yet unless she's doing them where she's sat which I'll check in a bit.

    Is too many cecos a bad thing? It does seem a lot today.

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    Hmm she seems to have settled she looks comfy and ears are up. Eyes are squinty but she's sat in the sunbeam so that's usual.

    She's eaten some of the fresh garden bits I've offered but not all of it although it's not really eating time now.

    I wonder if a morning without Rodney was needed as I've kept him entertained in the other room and he's now sleeping deeply.

    I think we'll check her over again at 3ish and I'll see if I can hear her gurgling away or if things have settled or gone quiet and then judge on this as our ooh vet isn't in house at the moment and I don't really want to try the new service if I don't have to.

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