PLEASE HELP.. sick dwarf rabbit- If this is not appropriate please remove. I have an 8 year old draft female bunny who appears to have stopped eating. Also looks like she is not drinking much either. Could be as long as 2-3 days. I did not notice at first as she does have a habit of picking the treat parts out of her food. Yesterday am I noticed that she had not eaten her carrot or her pellets. I didn't give her any more food as she needs to eat the pellets and not just what ...she wants out of the food but did start watching her. Last night when I went to feed she had not eaten any of her food, not even her timothy hay which she loves. She was also laying down which is unusual at feeding time. Now of course I am worried sick so I tried giving her some honeysuckles, she got up to smell them but would not eat them. I also tried rose leaves which she loves. No luck. She has no eye or nasal discharge and no diarrhea that I can tell as her butt is clean. Actually she looks good. Coat nice and clean, eyes bright, ect. I have no idea what could be wrong with her or what I can do to help. I could take her to the Vet and would if it looked like something that some antibiotics would take care of but from what I have read dwarfs usually don't live very long so I hate to stress her for nothing. She did allow me to pet her last night which is unusual as she will normally run to the back of the cage unless she is eating. I also noticed that she was grinding her teeth. She has done this before when trying to catcher for the grandkids but I am afraid it could be a sign of pain or maybe she just did not feel like being messed with. I worried about the teeth grinding so I checked on her many times during the night. I did not notice any more teeth grinding however she was not active and did not eat.
Does any one have any suggestions?? Could she be dying of old age or is there something I can do for her. Should I force her to drink to keep her hydrated? Any idea what is wrong with her. Should I take her to the Vet at her age?