My lovely bunny is having her op on Wednesday. I have the pre-op info but I've just realised I'm not sure what to do with her after we bring her home (I know the vet will tell me, but I'm being impatient!)
Just had a Guinea pig neutered and the advice I was given was just to make sure he was eating and keep an eye on poo and check the stitches to make sure the area was clean (and not being chewed or scratched). It's a while since I had a bunny done, but I think it was fairly similar. Good luck with your bun
No practical advice (I've had a guinea boar neutered too but it's a much less invasive operation than spaying)
Keep her warm, lots of nice soft bedding . We were adviced not to use hay, we got white/cream towels with fleece on top (to check for bleeding) and hay in looroll tubes to pull at. Our boy practically sprinted up for his painkiller
Thank you both for replying. She's home but very dozy still and not eating yet, she's going for a check up in the morning so hopefully overnight she'll fancy something to eat. She's in the study for a couple of days, hoping she'll be warm enough as she's an outside rabbit normally. Fingers crossed she has a good night, it feels like having a newborn all over again!
Back from the vet, as she's still not eating he's given her another pain killer and a gut stimulant. About to try tempting her again, if not I have to start syringing her with some recovery food they've given me. She's flaked out at the moment, bless her.
Thank you. Been back to the vet today as she's nibbled at her stitches. No poo yet, although she's beginning to eat willingly, just not enough to get her system going. She's a bit perkier though, and we have an anti inflammatory to help any discomfort inside. Glad it's half term, what a palaver!! Good job the vet is just across the road too!!
So glad she's eating a bit now. Once she gets going she'll be better. You can always syringe a bit of food into her to bulk her up a bit. Watch her poo - it may look a bit abnormal at first as her system gets going again but will soon return to normal.
We have poo!!!!!!!! Finally! More work than a newborn baby this rabbit malarkey! Thank you for letting me chat on here, DH thinks the best type of rabbit is one in a pie so he's not really up for being a sympathetic ear!!! comes of being a country boy with a master butcher dad