Monday, July 24, 2017


GI Stasis is one of the common rabbit sicknesses and is also a very potent killer.  As a rabbit owner, you have to do all you can to prevent it (with a good diet!)  and then do all you can in first aid if your bunny does get it.  GI Stasis can kill in a matter of hours so you need to make sure that either you or someone you trust must be looking after your bunnies at all times.

Over the past three weeks, I've had 4-5 rabbit owners (mostly new) ask about it.  They usually don't know the name.  They just know the symptoms:

1) My bunny doesn't eat (hindi kumakain ang rabbit ko)
2) My bunny has small misshapen and soft poop (malambot ang pupu ng rabbit ko, walang pupu ang rabbit ko)
3) My bunny looks weak (matamlay ang rabbit ko)
4) My rabbit is in pain (parang nasasaktan ang rabbit ko)

Apart from those consultations, I am also part of several worldwide rabbit owners (not breeders!) groups and everyday someone will share that his bunny died because of GI Stasis.  It's really sad.

If you love your rabbit, you absolutely must invest in the first aid, especially for GI stasis: Pedialyte, Glucose Monohydrate, Simethicone, Gut Motility, and Pain Killer among others.   Even more important, be responsible enough to bring your rabbit to a rabbit savvy vet ASAP.  Read my post on Daisy's 4th GI Stasis attack.  It may help you in the future when you experience the same thing.


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