Gastro-intestinal
Disorders

One very serious, fairly common health issue pet rabbits face is gastrointestinal stasis. It is a potentially deadly condition in which the digestive system slows down or stops completely.
Bacterial overgrowth in the intestines releases gas into the system, causing very painful bloating and further decreasing a rabbit’s motivation to eat or drink. This compounds the problem because the rabbit will become more dehydrated and starved of essential nutrients and roughage.
The contents of the digestive tract will become more compact, and the rabbit will have an even more difficult time passing it through. The bacteria can also release toxins into the system which can affect the liver and can cause the organ to ultimately fail.

Causes of GI Stasis in Rabbits

Low fiber diet:Fibre is critical to rabbits for gastrointestinal health becaose of its key role in stimulating and maintaining normal gut motility. 

Stress (from losing a bonded mate, a change in environment, etc.)

Pain from underlying issues (dental problems like molar spurs, urinary tract infections, gas)

Lack of exercise

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