I may have missed this, haven't read back over the whole thread, but have heart meds been discussed?
I'm purely speculating here, but with his age, and all this gassiness, that seemingly was not present with him before, well, I can't help but wonder if this is his body trying to say "heart issues."
As far as the Reglan working, keep in mind it stimulates the upper section of the GI tract. If that's mostly emptied out, he may even need something to work synergistically with the Reglan, like Cisapride, to help the lower gut get moving better.
- We miss our sweet Oreo
I called the K-State vet today to ask her about when we should see some results from the Reglan. She said to call her back if we didn't see anything by this evening. Someone (Mum? Klynne?) suggested heart issues before. We talked about it with our local vet, but it was just beyond her expertise. Jim and I decided to hold off dragging Henry to K-State again for the time being because the last few trips stressed him out very badly. We may need to do it, though. *sigh*
And, it may help with supportive care/symptom relief while you search for causes of Henry's episodes.
Chamomile I find to be especially helpful, if you can get them to eat it. If not, you gotta brew tea and syringe.
But, like Talishan said, if there's no other ingredients, it should be okay.
There are all sorts of herbs that help with tummy troubles. Might help to get some suggestions from an expert on heart support, also.
There is a great bunny herbalist, Deb Hoyt who is extremely knowledgeable, and will work up a set of herbs for each animal's individual symptoms and needs. She is very nice, and would most likely be glad to help a gp too.
Her last contact info I had was deb hoyt @ aol.com.
After having two pigs with bladderstone problems, we eliminated parsley from our pigs' diets. Do you think parsley might help?
Mum, it's in the backs of our minds. Aside from the bloating, he's not exhibiting any of the other symptoms listed on the Heart Pig Primer thread. But I can certainlly arrange to get him checked out.
How long should we keep Henry on the Reglan now that we're seeing some relief?