Monday, May 08, 2006

Please share carrot recipes!

So. I brought Dora home from the vet this evening. She started eating some on her own and making pooties. The vet felt it was safe to let her continue to recover at home. His instructions were to give pain meds and gut motility drugs every 12 hours, encourage her to eat, and syringe feed her as necessary. Giving her meds is not easy and syringe feeding her is impossible - she stresses out too much. I have to sit on her and hold her down to get the meds in her. I'm spoiled by my other bunny who comes running for her twice daily meds, I think. I've forgotten how difficult this can be with a rabbit. I've put a smorgasbord of favorites in front of her, but all she will eat is carrot tops. Not much of the carrot itself, just the tops. She's turning her nose up at her old favorite - apples. She'll nibble politely at red cabbage. Romaine, green-leaf lettuce, endive, dandelions, kale, parsley, cilantro, dill, arugula - no go. Just carrot tops. So. I bought 5 bunches of organic carrots to get us through 'til the morning and am overloaded with carrots. I have a friend who makes a scrumptious carrot cake, I can add a few to chicken soup with matzo balls. What will I do with all these carrots?

4 comments:

bunnygirl said...

I guess you don't have a dehydrator? Storing dry carrot chips for later treats is always a nice thing to do.

If I think of something, I'll let you know. In the meantime, I'm glad to hear Dora is home!

LauraHinNJ said...

I do have a dehydrator, bunnygirl! Great idea - I hadn't thought of that! Mostly I use it in late summer for herbs and dandelion flowers - thanks!

Jimmy said...

Have you tried shredding the carrots for her...?

Anil P said...

Maybe she's lost her appetite. I'm sure we all do when under medication. Hope she gets well soon.