If you think your rabbit is in shock, the best thing you can do is to take him or her to the veterinarian immediately. However, there are some things you can do at home to help stabilize your rabbit until you can get him or her to the vet.
- Try to keep your rabbit calm and as still as possible. The calmer the rabbit is, the easier it will be for your bunny to recover. Don’t try to pick him or her up; just try to keep your rabbit in one place.
- Make sure that you are in a safe environment with no small children, dogs, or cats around when trying to help your rabbit. Rabbits are very fragile and can be hurt easily, so it’s important to take precautions.
- Offer your rabbit a small amount of water or sugar water (sugar and water mixed together in a 1:1 ratio). If your rabbit will not drink, do not force him or her to; this could make things worse. Your rabbit may also not want to drink if he or she is in shock.
- Call your vet to let them know that you are on your way, and hedgehogs should be expecting you. This will ensure that the office knows that you’re coming and that someone will be there waiting for you when you arrive.
Try to make your rabbit as comfortable as possible during the car ride to the vet. Putting a blanket or towel down on your lap can make it easier to keep your rabbit still and calm.