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Tofu update: post surgery

On Tuesday, Tofu the bunny had surgery to remove a large bladder stone and yesterday the vet gave him the all clear to come home. Tofu wasn’t eating at the vet’s but if he was feeling depressed, going home might be good for him. If he didn’t eat during the night he would have to go back to the vet today.

At first we kept him in his indoor hutch to restrict movement so he didn’t injure or bother his stitches but he had other ideas. He was stressed about being locked up and frantically looked for the way out, so we freed him. After inspecting his area a couple of times (to make sure it was just how he left it), he proceeded to spend most of the evening eating. He needed a little bit of encouragement but last night he ate:

  • 1 grape
  • 1 large bok choy
  • 2 coriander plants
  • 1/4 cup of pellets
  • a few bits of hay

Not bad for a rabbit who wasn’t eating! He wasn’t eating much this morning but I’m going home shortly to make sure he eats some lunch. He can’t have unlimited hay because we have to keep his belly away from hay until his stitches have healed. The last thing we want is for a stiff piece of hay to poke him in the belly.

He is currently on three meds, taken twice daily. The Koala and I have got bunny medicine time down to a fine art.

He is enjoying attention and will eat anything presented to him by hand, but not so keen on food just sitting there. He’s giving us lots of bunny kisses so I’m pretty sure that is his way of telling us that we did the right thing opting for surgery.

Thanks for all your support and appetite stimulant suggestions but after the initial grape, the gateway was opened and we didn’t need anymore treats!

 

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I am Genie, a designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com

11 Comments

  1. I’m so happy for you, particularly that adorable bunny. Are you giving Tofu a bit of yogurt to keep he good bacteria up while on meds? Ask your vet about it.

  2. I just started following your blog and I am so sorry to hear about Tofu, however I am happy that he is starting to get his appetite back post surgery. I used to have a lop bunny and I remember when she was sick the vet taught me how to give meds to her by putting her into what they referred to as a “bunny burrito” with a blanket! Anyway, my thoughts go out to Tofu and I hope he recovers soon!

    • Hi Katie, we know the bunny burrito well. We make a bunny burrito after every bath and before Tofu’s surgery, he had quite a few baths. I would certainly use the bunny burrito method to give meds if I didn’t have The Koala helping me. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Poor Tofu! I had no idea he was suffering from health issues. I’m glad to hear he’s eating and and resting at home. Much love to him!

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