stool sample, stool sample!!
I just talked to the vet about Gus’ poop problems. There are two things that could cause Gus to have difficulty “pinching off” a clean poo. The first would be if he was consuming a lot of grass. Apparently, a blade of grass can get stuck, allowing some residue to hang on for dear life. He does eat more grass than a cow, but I think I’m going to go with the option behind door number two — my Gussy could have a parasite. This is typically the case if the poo is runny, which it is. So, my next mission that will suck, but will probably make me stronger is to collect a sample, put it in a zip lock bag, put the zip lock bag in a paper sack, get in my car with the poo, roll down the windows and head off to the vet where it will be analyzed. Gus spends most of his time outside hunting for piles of rabbit crap. I was initially trepidacious of his new hobby, but a friend’s little dog does the same thing. So, I figured it was normal. It may be, but rabbit poop also carries parasites. Lovely.
(thanks to my old friend louie for the pic)