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Hi, i have a rabbit that i believe ate too fast and choked on one of her pellets, I cant afford the vet right now and im really scared because shes breathing heavy and keeps opening her mouth, I tried rubbing her throat and that didnt help. If you have any suggestions that would be great

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Kaitelynn,

Oh my gosh... I follow a rabbit page on facebook and a bun passed over this very issue. Here's a link that was posted up afterwards on the bunny heimlich. The second method mentioned (resting your rabbit on your forearm, holding securely, and swinging down) is the one I've heard used, so I can't speak for the success rate of the first method. I'd still try that first if I were you since, I'm sure, the second will probably scare your bun a bit.

http://bunnyguy.blogspot.com/2011/10/bunny-emt-skills-how-to-help-choking.html

Hope this helps!

Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

Publications
http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

Education/Credentials
Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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