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Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda.
What age is Lady Bramble?
Does she have any medical issues or is she on any medicine?
The symptoms you have mentioned are incredibly concerning in a rabbit. This is because the way their digestive system works, they need to be constantly eating and pooing. If this stops, gas builds up and they become very uncomfortable. This makes them want to eat less; it's a vicious circle. Eventually they develop a condition called gut stasis where the gut stops moving completely.
We normally say if there hasn't been any eating in 4-6 hours then this is a matter of urgency and she needs to get to a vet. If caught early, we should be able to help by giving additional fluids, pain relief and medicine to get the gut moving.
The primary cause can be a number of things including a change in diet, improper diet (not enough hay/grass) overgrown teeth, a mouth ulcer, ear infection etc. so it's important that the vet tries to figure out why it has happened. They will check her from nose to tail in search of a cause
That's great. It's definitely the best place for her. Please do feel free to keep me updated on how she gets on and to ask any further questions you may have. Wishing Lady Bramble (fab name by the way!) a very speedy recovery.