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We hope these tips from Action for Rabbits will help you to treat a scary case of GI stasis. We also have the following suggestions to prevent your rabbit from being prone to GI stasis:
- Feed unlimited amount of hay. A healthy rabbit should eat their body size of hay everyday.
- Fresh water should always be available. A healthy rabbit will drink at least 1 bowl of water a day.
- Groom your rabbit regularly to remove loose fur.
- Your rabbit should produce over 50 dry and round poo a day. There shall not be any soft, wet or smelly stools!
- For rabbits with weak tummies, add supplements like Protexin Fiberplex, Oxbow digestive support and papaya tablets to keep their GI tract healthy.
- Always keep first aid supplies such as Rid Wind and Applelin handy in event your rabbit's appetite is low and their tummy is a little bloated.
- Have a rabbit-savvy vet to monitor your rabbit regularly so any change can be quick to detect.
GI stasis is a fatal condition and your rabbit should be rushed to the vet if it's not eating for over 8 hours. You can find emergency vet numbers on our website at http://