Originally Answered: My pet rabbit just died?
1st of all, I'm sorry about your bunny. My male bunny died 2 months ago..He was fine, and very healthy and then we went in to feed him and he was nearly dead. I was trying to save him and before a call to a vet could be made-he went into shock and died.
He was a baby compared to my female who is 3 years older and the one I have several thousand dollars invested in-half of that, vet bills. Long story, but anything that helped her-was my countless hours of research and the determination to never give up on her. She will always be syringe fed, But, she is feisty and maintaining weight-which is something the vet could NOT get her to do!!!!!!!!
The pine bedding, sadly was your first mistake hunny..Most people do not realize how hard it is on rabbits, but there is so many controversies over everything you research, it's hard to know..which one to trust!!!!!! But, that doesn't mean that was the reason for your bunny's death. I don't have all the answers and it's hard to tell being that bunnies can develop health issues overnight and die very quickly.
When you think you have done ALL the research in the world, and doing everything right, even vets-the majority of them-because they are NOT experienced in the care of all pets, can prove to be idiots!!!!!!! Some doesn't care and just want to make a buck and some just don't want to admit, they don't have the answers and unfortunately, your pet is the ONLY one who suffers, when they don't!!!!!!!!
I don't have any information to what type of stress the rabbit could have been in..to have caused this-but, ANY STRESS in a rabbit can cause death!!!!!!!!! Something as simple as diet change, living conditions-even when they seem to be the best, to a sense that something is wrong with it's owner-Which is right contributed to my female's health issues-EVERYTHING medically that could be wrong with a rabbit-was ruled out..But, we lost a family dog a month prior and my bunny, Cami heard my son and I crying so hysterically that she went into her own depression and stopped eating on her own.
I am including some sites if you would like to look into this, but honestly, not knowing more about your bunny and even if I did, I may not have the answers. Because as I said, my male died and it was so sudden...My female would have already been dead and her urn next to our dog's if I hadn't been smarter than the damn vet!!!!!!!!! I won't go into it here, but, I am convinced, that she is the reason our dog took a turn for the worse because of her ignorance and actions!!!!!!!
Sadly, after doing animal rescue for 17 + years, I've ran across MANY vets and MOST of them are heartless and ignorant and I honestly don't have a clue to how they got their degree!!!!!!! What's even worse, is our own HUMAN Doctors aren't much better!!!!!!!!!!!! Sadly, the proof is the many people no matter how rich they were that has died because of these doctors who don't know WTF they are doing!!!!!!!!
I know it sounds like I am a docter basher..but, it is crazy that with today's Science, that they can't get it right!!!!!!!!!!! There is NO excuse for their heartless, lazy, arrogance attitudes and the people we love are dying because they simply couldn't do what they claim to specialize in. Many people just accept a vet's call on something gone bad, because animals sadly, are not valued as much as humans. Truly, who can afford to try and prove their mistakes???????? There are plenty of attorneys who are willing to go after a human doctor, but I have seen none in a phone book or internet search to go after a vet.
Hunny, you may never know the real truth, unless you have an autopsy performed, but you can run into careless people there too. The only true advice I can offer is, give yourself all the time you need to greive and don't be afraid to remember your beloved pet, and yet, give love to another one, when you are ready.