If your rabbit stops going to the toilet, it’s a warning sign!
I have a pet rabbit of about 4-5 months, living with me in Milano, Italy. A few weeks ago my rabbit stopped pooping well. The few times she was able to, the droppings were very small and hard.
We took her to the vet who recommended 1 ml of Motilex (clebopride) and 0.2 ml of Zantadine (ranitidina) per day, and to feed her critical care food for rabbits every 6 hours. We were to do this for at least five days.
After 2-3 days of treatment, the rabbit started to improve, and after 5 days, she seemed to be absolutely fine. She was active, ate well, and pooped normally.
However, about a week ago we noticed that the rabbit didn’t poop throughout the day at all and only did so from 7 to 8 o’clock in the evening. That lasted for 2 days, after which we took her to the vet again.
The doctor performed an ultrasound and told us that the parietes of her small bowel were enlarged, probably because of enteritis, and told us to resume the previous treatment for at least 1-2 more weeks.
Now it’s almost a week of this therapy, and my rabbit seems to be active again. She eats normally and drinks a lot. However, she still poops only in the evening, never during the day.
We also got blood tests for her but the results haven’t arrived yet, so we just don’t know what to do and if this treatment will help. I also read that Motilex could be dangerous if given for long periods.