Start by feeding him good grass or timothy hay (alfalfa hay is too rich and can encourage
the wrong bacteria.
-Force feed Critical care or rabbit pellets & a bit of water in the blender. (see my first aid kit page)
Use a feeding syringe or if don't have one then a pastry bag and tip used to ice cakes.
You need to get the right food in the rabbits gut again. You can buy Critical Care over the counter at most veterinaries for approx
$22.00 for a tiny bag but it lasts a very long time. You want to get some good high fiber hay grass or timothy or pellets in
your rabbit as soon as possible.
-Feed Ben-bac or Pro-bac to replace good bacteria. (see my first aid kit
-Stop the diarrhea: an eye-dropper of Pepto-Bismol or any human diarrhea medicine.
-Make sure your rabbit gets some water into
him, you can put a little bit of sugar in the water to encourage bunny
to drink. Diarrhea dehydrates animals. Often to the point were their blood pressure
drops so low that a rabbit can die from that. Low blood pressure means low body temperature,
shock and/or heart failure. You can wrap bunny in a towel a
feed a bit of water via a needless syringe. A little bit at a time. This
is a very slow method. It can't be rushed or your rabbit will get water up his
nose and in his lungs.
- A vet can give the bunny a Sub-Q (water under the skin
and they can show you how to do this. I've had to learn and I really don't like
needles but I've saved a few bunnies. It is a much easier method for you
and the rabbit then the syringe method. The rabbit can feel a lot better
-give a little bit of Human anti-gas medicine like gas-X.
If you manage to stop the diarrhea, your rabbit will likely have constipation and gas trouble.
This is due to the lose of water, food and the good bacteria.
Gas is very painful for rabbits and they will refuse to eat. A
rabbit that doesn't eat or drink can die from pain or liver and kidney
-If bunny feels cold from low blood pressure
than you can lay him on a hot water bottle or heating pad. Make sure you get water into