Dylan had a slow recovery from the anaesthetic
and his gut sounds were very quiet. They began to improve
slowly with the medications, fluids and also syringe feeding.
This is important for rabbits and must be done on a regular
basis. We use a combination of organic, carrot flavoured baby
food and a special recovery powdered diet, full of fibre.
Dylan remained in the hospital for a few
days after his dental. He continued to have the medications
and syringe feeding until he started to eat properly on his
own. It took him a while to get back up and eating properly
and also for his faeces to improve. Once we were sure that
this was OK we sent Dylan home, where he continued to be closely
looked after by his owners.
Gut Stasis is a potentially life threatening
condition where a rabbits intestines can slow down and stop
working. It can be triggered by a number of things including
dental problems and stress. If you would like to know more
about this please feel free to ask a vet or nurse. And, if
your rabbit needs to come to the surgery we recommend that
you bring in their own food bowls and toys and their favourite
foods etc. so that we can keep their stress levels to a minimum.