How to Identify Common Pet Problems ?
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Apples and pears are the most notorious examples, but the pits from apricots, peaches, plums, and mangos also contain cyanide, as do cherry pits. While the amount of cyanide contained in fruit seeds and pits is generally scant, it is best to avoid feeding them to rabbits altogether.
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High in sugar, apples should only be fed to rabbits as a treat. Also high in sugar, it`s safe for rabbits to eat bananas occasionally. Rabbits have a sweet tooth, so grapes are great as a treat.
Rabbits shouldn`t eat some lettuces (such as iceberg), as they contain lactucarium, which can be harmful in large quantities. Some lettuce is `worse` than others – light-coloured varieties are high in water and have very little nutritional value, so are not recommended.
These compounds are responsible for giving pumpkin seeds a bitter taste and are a plant`s defense against being eaten by animals, according to Science Direct.
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Wild rabbits may pass on salmonella but this is rare and even rarer in domestic rabbits. The only other thing is mites. some rabbits suffer from cheyletiella which can be transmitted to humans.
Here is great information that should help you along: http://articles.extension.org/pages/33013/rabbit-behavioral-problems:-inappropriate-urination
However, as far as specific neurologic conditions that might cause what you’re seeing, chronic ear infections or a polyp in the inner or middle ear can affect the vestibular nerve and affect balance, some drugs if used long term (metronidazole) can cause it as well. Other things include intervertebral disk disease (slipped disk), cancer in the spinal cord, thiamine deficiency (not a problem if your cat eats a commercially-prepared diet) and feline infectious peritonitis.
Unfortunately the only way to start figuring out what’s going on is likely with lab work (complete blood count, chemistry panel, and urinalysis) and x-rays for starters (likely of the spine). And as I said above a good neuro exam is critical to starting to figure out whether it’s a neuro problem or not. Your vet will possibly recommend other tests based on the initial results. If you’d like to consult further about exactly what’s going on with your cat select the “consult” button.
Until you determine what the cause is I would not leave your dog unsupervised where he can ingest pebbles or other foreign objects. If you must leave the house you can consider kenneling (if you’re not already doing so), When you’re out for a walk or break keep a close eye that he does not ingest rocks, ingesting them is very dangerous and might require surgery to remove them.
This type of issue is best addressed through a private consult. There can be several other reasons why your dog is eating pebbles,what I wrote above is just the most common (not saying they apply to your dog) a private consult we will do a Q&A and get to the bottom of this.