My peeg is not pooping regularly

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Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:51 pm


See if you can get a 1cc syringe (a few of them is better), and cut the tip off and smooth the edges. This will go all the way in his mouth safely:

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I would not give him any Baytril right now.

Actually, he's much better off if you hear loud gut noises, and he's passing bubbly feces and farting. That means things are moving, even if imperfectly. Stasis and bloat occur when things don't move at all.

Keep going, and keep giving him the acidophilus.

Vesperia

Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:28 pm


I read the article, but I haven't found syringes that small here. I'll ask the doctor, he might have one.

His tummy feels softer, and he has been more like himself, but he still looks very round. I only found two droppings in his cage since I made the last post. I hope he eats the other ones. He's been eating hay and the occasional pellet. His foot is still causing him issues, he's using it, but he's hopping like a rabbit.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:37 pm


Is it still swollen or warm to the touch?

Vesperia

Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:16 pm


No, it's not swollen or warmer than his other feet.

Speaking of which, I put him on the toothbrush again and he puffed all his fur up. And now I think his temperature is dropping, because his ears are cold.
He did pee and poop a normal amount after the massage, and they all looked great. But he's still bloated. Before I could swear it was getting better, but now I don't see a difference. I will go tomorrow morning to the pharmacy to ask about simethicone. I read so many horror stories about bloat.

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Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:31 pm


Don't worry about the ears. They're one of the major ways they moderate their body temperature. If I understand it correctly, when they're red, they're trying to cool themselves. When blue, they're either chilly or a normal temperature. Given the amount of fat and fur they have, plus their Andean ancestry, I doubt chilly.

Vesperia

Post   » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:45 pm


I took a picture of Noty and his bloat. http://imgur.com/rit62zV
You can see it's like a swollen belt that goes down his side.

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:53 am


He now has diarrhea again. At first he made a bunch of perfect poops, then suddenly diarrhea.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:49 am


You've read gl/diarrhea.html ?

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:50 am


I did, this is the second time in as many days he's had it. But it was the one time and then it was over. It seemed to help with the bloat too for a while. I got him a medicine which has simethicone in it and gave it to him a few hours ago. He's still very bloated and he's eating 99% of his poops, but I saw him eat a few pellets earlier--before that he was only eating hay, no pellets, no vegetables.

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:57 pm


Now he's not drinking. He will lick the water off my fingers, but as soon as I get close to him with the water bottle he'll avoid it.

All afternoon he stood with his fur puffed out.

I had to force him a little to eat, but he did until just now. Now he's not really eating either, he's back to a strand here and there like in the first day, although that big swell on his tummy that you can see in the picture is much smaller.

All day I noticed he's holding his front right paw in the air, like he's about to bend back and get his cecal pellets, but he doesn't. Could the bloat be pressing on some nerves?

In a little while I will give the medicine.

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:32 pm


He just peed and pooped. His poop looks really nice, I'm very happy with it, but his pee is red. He did have a slice of beet yesterday or the day before yesterday, but is it normal for his pee to still be red? And I think it's only occasional, because earlier when he peed today one time I noticed it, then another time his pee was clean.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:58 pm


It may be worthwhile to get an xray as he may have stones too.

gl/stones.html

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:59 pm


He just ate on his own, hay and pellets. But his coat is still puffy and he looks like he just wants to go to sleep. He seems so weak, it breaks my heart.

In a little I will give him something called Smecta, which is good for all his booboos and soon after that he gets another round of probiotics.

I have no idea where I could get something like that, but I'll ask and I'll monitor his pee color.

Vesperia

Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:12 pm


I just realized that Enrofloxacin is Baytril. I have not been giving it to him, he only gets the simethicone, smecta and probiotic.

He drank some water in the past hour, but I am considering taking him to the vet again to get some injections with liquids, I don't want him to get dehydrated.

And I just want to mention it, in case it's relevant, his poops does not smell smell bad, not even his diarrhea. They either don't smell or smell faintly like hay.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:05 pm


That is a good thing.

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:07 pm


You should be able to syringe him water without having to take him to the vet for sub-cues. You can add a bit of fruit juice or some veggie juice that he particularly likes to make it more appealing to him. Mine will usually take 10 cc or so from a syringe.

Vesperia

Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:47 am


Yesterday was the first day without any diarrhea! Fingers crossed for today.

His poops were all nice and normal. And he ended up drinking and eating a lot last night. His tummy felt better, too, less swollen and it didn't hurt him.

I put him in his cage at about 4 in the morning because I needed some rest and when I woke up only two hours later his tummy was big again and very very hurtful to the touch. Both sides are swollen now. Each time I touched it he yelped and jumped. He is also refusing water again and sitting with his coat puffed. I put him on the toothbrush and gave him a massage and it's only a bit better now. He's refusing water again. I will try with some juice later.

His pee is still red, but he's not yelping when peeing. I guess I hope it's something benign, sing both an uti and a stone would be very very bad for him right now.

Vesperia

Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:55 am


I think something got stuck in his teeth, in the back of his mouth. Do you guys know of any way that I can help him with that?

Vesperia

Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:33 am


He mostly stopped doing that, but it was very scary to watch. Now I usually check on him every other hour or so but today I skipped once because I was too exhausted to wake up. And when I did wake up I noticed his poops were very soft. I noticed earlier that he was eating only pellets. I took them out of his cage and will only give him water and hay for today at least.

But I weighted him and he's 10 grams lighter than he was this morning. There's no one here who helps me, I don't have a vet I can trust and I can't stop crying and shivering.

And unfortunately him behaving more like himself means he's running away from me every chance he gets, as fast as he can.

Vesperia

Post   » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:28 am


He refused the juice water too. Maybe that's good, because he still has diarrhea. I'll make some lavender tea and I will try to give to him.

I just realized that today it's been a week since I first took him to the vet.

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