Jan's Toothy Smile medical thread

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sef1268
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Post   » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:10 am


Is still still on Flusapex? I don't see the point of putting her on yet another antibiotic. She has just gotten off several rounds of Baytril, correct? Without any clear evidence of infection, I don't think a different antibiotic is going to help anything and could make her gut problem even worse. Just my opinion. At this point, I have to wonder if you'd be better off just taking her off everything other than a good probiotic and letting her body try to naturally heal. She has been on multiple meds for a prolonged period of time, any number of which (or in combination with one another) could cause stomach upset.

I don't mean to sound critical; I know you're just trying to help your pet. But at some point you have to ask yourself if all of the meds and vet trips are causing more stress to her (and you) than it's really worth--especially when none of the vets can determine what the problem is or how to fix it.

As a side note...you have talked about suspected heart issues with other guinea pigs, I think. Could there be something environmental causing it? Mold in the house, for example (which I know can cause respiratory and even heart problems, in severe cases), or some other irritant to the lungs? It's just a thought.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:15 pm


We suspected Jemma, Jupiter and Jasmine may have had heart issues, but this was in our old house. We moved 12 months ago.

She will be staying on Zantac as when off it she stops eating. She will be staying on Flusapex as she still has fluid in lungs.

Jaffa was the first pig we tried on Doxycycline and it worked a treat. Joy will be only on it for 5 days so we don't see any harm in trying it.

When Joy went to vet there was not irregular beating just rapid beating. The vet in question is less than 5 minutes away.

I'm sorry but if Joy hasn't given up on life then we won't give up on her! With bad vets we have had 10% pass 2 years old or younger, 30% passed between 3-5 years and 50% pass 5 years and older. So we will continue as we are.

Thank-you sef for your reply and opinion. Much appreciated! Protexin is also the best Probotic that can be giving to grazing animals, dogs, cats and birds and 80% of vets stock it!

especially when none of the vets can determine what the problem is or how to fix it.
How are vets to learn? Hardly any vets knew about guinea pig dental till Jessie. Vets and I wish to learn and it has to start some where! I will be discussing with my vet the possibility of talking to a overseas vet or local exotic one.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:00 pm


Is Convenia deadly to guinea pigs? Vet just gave Joy an injection. He said he has used it many times with no worries. But a Google search has me so scared and worried now. Have I signed Joy's death warrant? Am I a bad piggy Mum?


Also given Lectade sachets are these safe? Please keep Joy in your prayers. Promised Jan we would look after her sister Joy and we have failed her. Thanks in advance.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:06 pm


Here's what I can find on it. It's from the European Drugs Encyclopedia (https://theodora.com/drugs/eu/convenia_veterinary.html)
Convenia should also not be used in dogs or cats of less than 8 weeks old, or in dogs or cats with severe kidney problems (renal dysfunction). It would be dangerous to use Convenia in other animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits (it is not licensed for use in these species).

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sef1268
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Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:39 am


Never heard of it. I thought the vet was putting her on Doxy. What infection is supposedly being treated?

Looks like "Lectade sachets" is some sort of hydration product.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:35 pm


Never heard of it. I thought the vet was putting her on Doxy. What infection is supposedly being treated?

She was on the Doxy for 3 days and it turned her poops to much sometimes very runny. Took her it and upped the Protexin from once a day to twice a day and cut out the Flusapex. Alsao Doxy got rid of the fluid in lungs and heart rate back to normal.

After 5 days poops still mushy, so booked her into see vet. the night before this I kept collecting the mushy poops. Vet looked under microscope and said bacteria there so hence the AB.
Looks like "Lectade sachets" is some sort of hydration product.
Yes that is what it is. One packet in two halves-one salt the other sugar. Suppose to in 250mls cup put in 1/3 teaspoon of salt and 1teaspoon of sugar and mix in warm water. We have decided to hold of on this until more stable.
Thanks for replies sef1268 and bpatters.

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