To know for sure, you'd also need to have xrayed his bladder before and after (periodically through his life) to see if there were deposits or stones that did not cause problems already present.
It's tough for us because things like this, we are only guessing and don't know without more information.
I am hoping for the best for him.
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The good news is that he has started to eat dry pellets and drink more water. The bad news is, obviously, his weight. We gave him a bath tonight, and he seems to feel better now (he likes to be clean).
We're still working on trying to find higher calorie diet to help him out. We're giving him plenty of pellets--he is eating them with more vigor. I'm going to be trying to get him a meal of sweet potato and celery, parsley, or papaya to boost his calorie intake.
Giving Henry 4 grams of sweet potato should be a hair over 4 Calories. That's about one 3 mL syringe full. He LOVES it. He got about three grams of kale to keep the Ca:P ratio in a good range, there's another calorie or so.
We're going to try supplementing him twice a day with this and see what happens.
Does anyone know a verifiable value for either the daily Calorie needs for guinea pigs, or for the calorie value they get from eating hay? Since Henry isn't eating much hay right now, we want to supplement his diet to make up for that AND give him extra calories on top of that.
He makes some weird clicking sounds when he eats.
He has also developed a hoarse wheek.
While his eating and drinking is better in terms of quantity and enthusiasm, overall, I feel like he's getting worse.
They attempted to do a blood draw on his neck, but no luck (this was while he was under)...any chance that there could be a problem with this? I took him back to see Dr. M. on Friday morning, and she said there were no signs of infection or swollen lymph nodes.
Could this all be something else? A heart issue? Diabetes?