Just called the vet and set up an appointment for Mickey. His poops have been getting smaller lately, which means that there's some kind of blockage going on. At first, I figured it was more of his usual hairball issues, so I've been giving him Petromalt (which he adores, although I'm not comfortable with giving it to him so often), but I'm not seeing much hair in his poop, so I'm worried that it might be something else. Since I've allowed him access to my dining room/office area, he's chewed some of the rubber trim on my floor mats and also mangled a TV cable belonging to my son. The cable was a spare, not connected to the TV but tucked in a corner where we keep some of our old printers; somehow Mickey managed to find it and shred the daylights out of it without me noticing until it was too late. Needless to say, this is way more rubber-ingesting than I'm comfortable with, and I'm thinking it's possible that some of the rubber is blocking his system just enough to reduce the size of his poop. His appetite is unchanged; he's still eating like a pig. He's still very active and doesn't appear to have any discomfort; I've been massaging his tummy in the hopes of helping whatever is in his system work its way out, and he just loves that. I haven't felt any hardness or any lumps in his tummy area when I give him a massage, either. His poop output is good, it's just much smaller than it should be and slightly misshapen at times. I'm hoping it's nothing serious, because I don't know if I could deal with him needing surgery or something after what I went through with Karnage.

On a more cheerful note, the increased roaming space has offered more opportunity to get some really cute pics, so I thought I'd share:

Finally, a good death-flop pic.

Oh, no--she's got the camera out again.

His latest habit; the occasional flop-and-paw-licking.

A closeup of same.

I haz a flavor. ;)

I really need to get his outings on video--5 lbs. of furry projectile missile bombing around the room is a trip, plus he's the funniest bunnydancer I've ever had. I just have to figure out how to transfer my camcorder video to my computer so I can upload it.

@темы: bunny pictures, vets