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Pregnant doe becoming skinny! Help!

Post Number:#1  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:29 pm


My pregnant doe is becoming so skinny all ever except her belly! What can i give her to plump her back up? I'm becoming very concerned. I have been feeding her all she wants of grass hay, pellets and greens with occasional carrots, cucumbers, apple slices from our tree and other fruits. I read TUMS and old fashioned oatmeal can help so i gave her 1 TUMS and a little scoop of oatmeal, today.
I've never had a pregnant doe become this boney while pregnant before.

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:59 pm


onion,garlic, garlic chive-- she could have parasites, iE:... worms, or coccidiosis..
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:17 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:onion,garlic, garlic chive-- she could have parasites, iE:... worms, or coccidiosis..


How would she have gotten a parasite? None of my other rabbits are skinny/ill. She is also an indoor rabbit.

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:37 pm


even indoor pets need wormed occasionally, they come in on your feet... or in the rabbit food,vegetables, or hay - anything that has had contact with soil
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby Zass » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 pm


Rapid weight loss is often due to dehydration. Make sure her water bottle is functioning.

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:23 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:even indoor pets need wormed occasionally, they come in on your feet... or in the rabbit food,vegetables, or hay - anything that has had contact with soil


Can i worm her while she's pregnant? Or should i call our vet?

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Zass wrote:Rapid weight loss is often due to dehydration. Make sure her water bottle is functioning.


She is definitely drinking water. I fill her bottle daily. She is due to kindle any day. She is huge in the belly and she is nesting, shes also extra cranky. Lol

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:58 pm


I would give her allium family plants for a few days,[onions or garlic] if it is cocci, it will knock it out in a few days. Garlic will reduce worm populations without hurting her. If she has parasites she will readily eat onions, or garlic, - if she doesn't, she won't eat very much.
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Re: Pregnant doe becoming skinny! Help!

Post Number:#8  Unread postby WyoBunnies » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:19 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:I would give her allium family plants for a few days,[onions or garlic] if it is cocci, it will knock it out in a few days. Garlic will reduce worm populations without hurting her. If she has parasites she will readily eat onions, or garlic, - if she doesn't, she won't eat very much.


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