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When the food is swallowed it enters the stomach where it is mixed with stomach acid and digestive enzymes, which continue the digestion process. It then moves out of the stomach into the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed into the body, and then it continues on into the large intestine where the food particles are sorted by size.

The larger particles of indigestible fiber drive the smaller fragments of digestible fiber backwards into the cecum, which is a large blind-ended sac located at the junction of the small and large intestines. The indigestible particles are then passed out in the fecal pellets regular poop and the cecum begins the fermentation process that will produce what is commonly referred to as night feces or cecotropes, which a rabbit will ingest directly from the anus.

You can tell the difference between normal feces and cecotrophes by their soft, shiny clumped texture and often more pungent odor. These bad bacteria produce toxins that can be harmful or fatal to your rabbit. On the other hand, the products of good cecal fermentation are crucial to healthy gut flora, because through coprophagy, the oral re-ingestion of the cecal pellets produced by this fermentation process, the rabbit can absorb by normal digestion the special nutrients and vitamins contained in the cecal pellets.

Some evidence suggests that bacteria from these re-ingested cecal pellets help the food digest while in the stomach Laura Tessmer, B. When your rabbit is fed an improper diet that is, one that does not contain an adequate amount of [indigestible] fiber or one that is too high in carbohydrates the Gastro-Intestinal GI tract cannot function properly and it begins to shut down, causing various degrees of what is called GI stasis.

GI stasis, if not taken care of immediately, can cause your rabbit to die a very painful death. So what is GI stasis really?

When the speed with which material moves through the GIT is altered it can affect how quickly the stomach and cecum empty. The body still needs water to function so it takes it from the stomach and cecum, causing the contents of the entire GI tract food, hair from grooming, etc. A rabbit in GI stasis will often stop eating, become anorexic and die. When a rabbit dies from GI stasis and its related problems it is most often due to hepatic lipidosis or Fatty Liver Disease, which is caused by the toxins produced by the bad bacteria in the cecum.

In most cases, especially those caught early-on by observant owners, GI stasis can be reversed with time, patience and good advice from your rabbit vet.

But our goal is to prevent it from happening at all. Check the feces while cleaning the litter box. If there are no feces for hours contact your vet immediately.

Never give babies under six months old hairball remedy without first consulting your rabbit vet. While the use of hairball remedies as preventatives can be helpful, there is some question as to how helpful or harmful it is to administer them to rabbits already in GI stasis. If the intestinal contents are severely dehydrated and brick-hard yes, we have seen this! For this reason, it is probably wise to concentrate on re-hydrating the intestinal contents before using petroleum-based laxatives, if they are to be used at all Krempels, Dana M.

This, in addition to a proper diet and plenty of fun and exercise, as well as close observation of the litter box and the general behavior and condition of the rabbits goes a long away towards keeping bunny GI tracts healthy and happy.

Vet intervention is always called for when this sort of situation presents itself. Not all vets know and see rabbits, however, so it is important that you locate a good rabbit vet in your area before an emergency arises. If you have a rabbit that is difficult to keep weight on or off, consult your vet.

Do not feed your rabbit any of the many commercial pellet mixes that contain seeds, dried fruit or colored cereals. These commercial treat foods are geared to look pleasing to us humans, but they are definitely not in the best health interests of your pet rabbit. Rabbits are not seed, fruit or cereal eaters by nature and these types of junk foods are high in sugars and carbohydrates, which as we talked about earlier can lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria.

It is his prime source of fiber, which is instrumental in keeping the gut in good working order. A rabbit with tooth problems is a rabbit on his way to having GI problems as well. Fresh timothy, oat and other grass hays should be available to all bunnies all the time. Alfalfa hay , which is higher in calories as well as calcium which can cause kidney or bladder problems sludge in older rabbits is okay to feed to physically fit bunnies under the age of one, but should be avoided for the average healthy, mature house rabbit.

Some rabbits have higher protein needs older or sick rabbits, angoras, etc. Again, consult your vet with all special dietary questions. We feel that a variety of tastes encourages the bunnies to eat more hay, and the variety of nutrients may be beneficial.

Certainly no harm is done! Anything to encourage more fiber consumption! It is best to avoid purchasing pellets and hays from grocery stores and pet store chains, as the feed can sit on the shelves or in storage for months, which makes it stale and lacking in proper nutrient values. You can usually purchase good quality pellets OxBow , Purina High Fiber… and hays from local feed stores, or online from our store. Some rabbit vets also sell high quality pellets, and often, local rabbit rescues will sell hays and pellets to help supplement the high costs of rescue what we do.

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