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Urgent Help Needed!!! Bloated kit!!! *Update on the baby*

Post Number:#1  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Mon May 07, 2018 8:00 pm


I have a group of roughly 3 week old kits that I have been having to bottle feed. I already lost one to gas build up that caused a hernia followed by her stomach rupturing during the night. Now I have another kit that is swelled up like a balloon, and I don't want her to go through the same pain
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Re: Urgent Help Needed!!! Bloated kit!!!

Post Number:#2  Unread postby ozemba » Mon May 07, 2018 11:18 pm


Do you have some of the baby gas relief drops? That's the only thing I have used before. They'll be next to the digestive aids in your pharmacy department, stuff like prilosec and beano. You need the infant drops kind, not tablets or pills.

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Re: Urgent Help Needed!!! Bloated kit!!!

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Zass » Mon May 07, 2018 11:29 pm


Oh, I'm so sorry you are losing them!! :cry:
Infant gas drops, yes, and small animal specific probiotics if you can find them, for the other kits.
Also, is you run us through your formula and feeding routines, we might be able to find factors that are contributing to this.

I'm afraid, once a baby is bloated to that degree, there isn't much to be done, as the stretching can cause permanent damage, and they are already in extreme pain. I would advise euthanasia. :cry:

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue May 08, 2018 12:11 am


I agree with Zass--euthanasia is the kindest thing you can do for the kit at this point. I know it's a difficult decision to make, but I doubt very much that it can recover. I'm sorry you -- and the kits -- are having to go through this.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Tue May 08, 2018 8:39 am


Her gas is gone. I'll keep a close watch on her
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 am


She made it through? That's great! :D

Do you know what caused the problem? If you care to give us details of their feeding, as Zass suggested, we'll do our best to help you troubleshoot so it doesn't happen again.
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Tue May 08, 2018 10:39 am


I believe what caused it is that I ran out of hay, and hadn't been able to get any more. Because of that I had to put straw in for their bedding, and I think she had eaten some. I have been feeding them twice a day with goat milk with Ben-Bac in it, and have been for a week. Since they just turned 3 weeks old I also gave them a bowl of water and a pinch of pellets so they can start nibbling. Again though the problem arose when I had tswap to straw bedding for them so I believe that was the cause
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby ozemba » Tue May 08, 2018 10:54 am


I keep those baby gas drops on hand in my rabbit first aid kit. Just in case.

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Post Number:#9  Unread postby guardianoasis » Tue May 08, 2018 11:07 am


Yes! Thank you for reminding me that I need to get more of those. One of those must haves in the rabbit first aid kit. I also keep an electrolyte supplement for water especially with summer coming.
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:47 pm


I think y'all will appreciate a good update on the baby that was so badly bloated!! She is still alive and doing great!! She is on the left in the picture
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:44 am


So glad she made a full recovery, TeaTime! What a cutie she is!
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