Olive's gas problem

Olive

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:31 am


**too late to edit. I meant 3 mm.

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Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:25 am


I think you will have to experiment with it to see what helps.

I do not recall milk of magnesia being prescribed by vets for guinea pigs. If your vet in India is looking for a motility drug, he/she would use cisapride or metoclopromide:
www.guinealynx.info/motility.html

Olive

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:29 am


Too bad. She's scared of the pad. I'll have to resort to hand massaging. She has started pooping just a little bit after the milk of magnesia dose, but, she seems to be eating almost everything of whatever little she's pooping. Should I allow her to do that?

Also, her poop size is small. While, it's not normal, it's okay, since she's on a recovery route, right?

I'll have to continue with the dosage of milk of magnesia and hope for the best, I guess. Too frequent change of medicine won't do her any good.

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Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:47 pm


Weigh her daily - perhaps a couple times a day right now. Make sure she is eating enough. Small poop size may indicate she is not eating enough.
www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

Olive

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:58 pm


Her weight is still at 750g. Yes, she isn't eating much. It's better than before, but still not enough. I've been hand feeding her everyday as much as I can as well. I guess she isn't eating enough because there hasn't been much poop? I think, she'll eat more once her system starts clearing?

She's already on meds and I don't want to feed her vitamin C tabs. Any vegetable that'll naturally give her vitamin C?

Again, thank you so much for all the help you are giving. Couldn't have come this far without your help.

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Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:39 pm


Bell pepper (capsicum) is the best source of vitamin C I know. Red has the most, but also the most sugar. Green has the least of both.

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Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 pm


You can see what vegs in 10 calorie amounts have the most vitamin C on this page:
www.guinealynx.info/chart.html

Click on the name of the column and it will sort for you high or low.

Olive

Post   » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 pm


Thank you. If you could answer for whether or not I should allow her to eat all her poop?

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:37 am


Yes, she can eat the poop.

Olive

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:33 am


The doctor has stopped coming to her chamber. This is the kind of unprofessional country I live in. I don't think any of these vets are of any help for my baby. She has suffered a lot and with no result. I'm going to take matters in my own hands now and do as you instruct me. I'll be giving her Reglan/metoclopramide today onwards. Can you suggest me on the dosage ASAP please. This is my last hope for her. Will be providing Reglan orally to her. So please instruct accordingly.

I'll continue with simethicone and probiotic in the meantime. Will administer pain killers from time to time.

Olive

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:27 pm


She definitely has gas in her body. I can feel the rumbling of gas in her tummy everytime i massage her. Please instruct me medication for gas along with dosages. I'm not sure I can trust any of the vets here. This forum seems to be my only hope.

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Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:29 pm


Ideally you would have a good vet who made an accurate diagnosis and prescribed appropriate medications.

I posted the information you require above, a link to this page:
www.guinealynx.info/motility.html

Olive

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:25 pm


It isn't really ideal for me here. The vets are not capable of treating guinea pigs here. They're experimenting with the poor girl and she has gone from bad to worse. That's why I've decided to deal with this myself. I can't see her in more pain.

I realised that you'd already given the information. She got the first dose of Reglan yesterday at 10 in the night. 1 mg, as written.

Should I use Buscopan as a pain reliever? She's quite visibly in a lot of pain. I read on the forum that a 10 mg tablet dissolved in 1.5 ml water does the trick.

Should I try olive oil as well?

**Edit - How effective is gripe water in these cases?

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Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm


One of our members wrote some very helpful info on managing pain after surgery. Her advice may help. I think meloxicam would be the preferred pain killer in most cases. I don't know about the gripe water and think simethicone is better than olive oil for gas.

http://www.guinealynx.info/postop.html#pain

Olive

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:07 pm


Thanks. I was talking about Olive oil along with simethicone, as an added measure. What is the correct dosage for Meloxicam?

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm


I wouldn't use both olive oil and simethicone. Both can affect absorption of nutrients, and you don't want to overdo it. They have a similar purpose, and there's really no need for duplication.

Olive

Post   » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:27 pm


Okay. What about the dosage of Meloxicam? I read that the correct dosage is 0.2mg/kg q24h. And there was a discussion on GuineaLynx that dosage is too low. Is 0.2mg/kg q24h the correct dosage? And can I divide the dosage (this, or the correct one) into 2 parts and make it q12h? I feel it'll do better for her?

Olive

Post   » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:51 am


**too late to edit. What should be the time difference between the metoclopmoride, simethicone and meloxicam? And when should I give the probiotic?

bpatters
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Post   » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:45 am


Probiotics should be given 60-90 minutes after every antibiotic dose. If the pig isn't on antibiotics, I'd give it once a day or once every other day, depending on how the pig does.

I have a 1300 mg pig that's on 1.2 mg of Metacam (another name for Meloxicam) daily for arthritis. That works out to roughly 1 mg per kilogram, which is significantly higher than the dose you mentioned.

I also think dosing twice daily works better, so usually split the dose in half, once in the morning, once in the evening.

As far as I know, there's no problem with giving those meds at the same time.

Olive

Post   » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:14 am


Okay. I'll raise the dosage for meloxicam then. This is the link where the low dosage has been mentioned.

http://www.guinealynx.info/analgesics.html

I know leafy greens are bad for her right now. So I've taken them off her diet. I have taken her off other veggies too. But, she really seems to be missing her tomatoes. Are cucumber, tomatoes and carrots safe for her? Can I feed them in extremely small quantities?

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