- Supporter in '13
I remember our vet mentioning that Purdue University could do the non-invasive sound wave therapy to break up stones, but I think he was saying they don't have equipment small enough for piggies. Maybe it would be worth it to check again?
For Chester, the Urisodol (same thing as Actigall) we were giving seemed like it may have prevented new stones from forming, but it didn't break up any of the stones he already had.
Have you tried purified water yet? We were considering it since we have hard water and 2 pigs that had stones. We use a Brita filter, but I don't know how much it helps. We have been thinking about trying the reverse osmosis water they sell at our co-op.
- For Rocky
Good luck to Henry, and both of you.
Tylenol does nothing for inflammation. Metacam, an NSAID, does reduce inflammation.
Does anyone have experience with NSAID vs. Tylenol when it comes to bladder problems? I'm wondering if he could experience more problems and discomfort with his bladder without the anti-inflammatory properties of the Metacam.
- You can quote me
Rimadyl definitely is, but that might be harder on his GI tract. It may be worth a try, though, if the Tylenol doesn't do the job.
ETA: Darn it, I forgot I was logged in as Jim and not Diana (TWP).
Keep your fingers crossed!