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Stupid question alert! Can I give my rabbit prune juice?

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smugmumofboys Mon 10-Aug-09 14:20:56

I know, I know!

She's six and, following from a (now cleared up) tooth infection, has stopped eating.

We've been to the vet's several times and we are currently forcefeeding her 'recovery' mix, antacid, fibreplex plus prebiotic. The bill is eyewatering.

Been to the vet this morning who said that her stomach is nice and full, but she really needs to poo.

DH said, 'Can't we just give her a proper laxative?'

So, can I ?

moshie Mon 10-Aug-09 15:34:48

I wouldn't, I'd make sure she has plenty of water though.
I did have to give my constipated cat Lactulose once, so I'm surprised he didn't suggest that if it's a real problem.

StayFrosty Mon 10-Aug-09 15:39:12

Lettuce has a laxative effect on rabbits, be careful not to give too much though. This is what I was advised by the vet to give my rabbit to help him have a clear out after he ate a packet of paracetomol (rabbits can't vomit). He was fine.

smugmumofboys Mon 10-Aug-09 18:40:54

Thanks for those replies. Might try lettuce.

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