Our sixth episode - with Very Special Guest Jo Hinde, the Blue Cross Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 & RWAF Outreach Officer. In this episode we talk about rabbit savvy vets, how to tell if your rabbit is not well, and what the signs may indicate. We would always advocate that you contact a rabbit savvy vet if your rabbit is ill, but hope that this episode will give you more of an insight into what to look out for and the potential severity of the situation.
It is a continuation of our chat with Jo in Episode 5, where we talked about some of the many ways in which rabbit welfare can be improved and raising awareness of these issues.
Please note: Always call your vet if the rabbit is ill or not eating, and before syringe feeding your rabbit in case of a blockage.
Disclaimer: All views and opinions within All Ears are those of the speaker, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of any organisation which they may be associated with. While we attempt to provide accurate, up to date information, we would always advise you to contact a rabbit expert or vet with any specific concerns or questions.
00:25 Jo Hinde
02:00 Jo's Huffington Post article on Finding a Good Vet
02:40 RWAF article on Finding a Good Vet
The RWAF has compiled a list of "rabbit friendly" vets in the UK, Isle of Man & Ireland obtainable by calling their helpline on 0844 324 6090 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
04:15 Rabbits should not be starved before a General Anesthetic
05:40 Benefits of Neutering
09:10 Process for Referrals or Second Opinions
09:40 RWAF Vet Membership Package (including free email advice service from RWAF veterinary expert advisor, Richard Saunders
13:30 Rabbit Breathing Through Mouth/When Your Rabbit Needs to See The Vet NOW
14:30 Stasis - Rabbit not eating/pooping
17:00 General signs of illness
17:30 Rabbits poop 200 times per day!
17:50 Rabbit Poop Consistency
18:35 Rabbits live in pairs or groups
20:40 Increased Drinking
21:30 The Rabbit Diet
21:50 Dental Issues (inc Wet Chin)
28:10 RWAF Conference
28:20 Hepatic Lipidosis
31:45 Causes of Stasis
35:30 Syringe feeding your rabbit
Please note: Always call your vet if the rabbit is ill or not eating, and before syringe feeding your rabbit in case of a blockage