Here is our boy, feeling so good again!
We snuck out early this morning and there was Racer with his evening salad all gone and his nose in the food bin! When we went to bed the night before, he was still forlornly tucked way back in a corner and would not touch any food. So .... it was such a great relief and happy time this morning! He continues to be frisky, eat right, and almost smile!!!! Thanks much for all the kind thoughts and messages. As you know, a bunny not eating is pretty scary.
We keep a bunch of cubes of frozen pineapple juice in the freezer. Not canned, but squished out of a real pineapple .. supposedly there is an enzyme in there that helps a bunny stomach work. At the first sign of this kind of distress, Bunny Lady gives the bunn several syringes of melted juice and a bit of an anti-inflammatory called MetaCam. You need a vet's prescription to get MetaCam, and you give it carefully, depending on animal weight. The pineapple juice is about three times a day, the MetaCam once. Racer had some juice and the medicine about 5:30 last evening and then some more juice about 9:00pm.
The syringe is a little plastic one about 3 inches long that holds 1 cc .. it is marked every .1 cc. The opening is small and the juice/MetaCam comes out easily. You can affix a needle to these syringes if you have to give injections .. ugh. We get a bunch of them from our vet.
Does anybody else have some good methods for treating the scary "doesn't eat or drink" syndrome?