Chronic Bloating


Post   » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:35 pm

Our guinea pig Mome Rath has gas bloat. What is the best way, and quantity, of infant-strength simethicone (20 mg drops) to adminsister to Mome Rath for her gas bloat? We have started her on a timothy hay diet today. Also, do vitamin supplements affect such gas situations?

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Post   » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:47 pm

I wouldn't give vitamin supplements during a bloat episode.

I think the simethicone dose is 1/4 of the smallest baby dose. The simethicone I've used has come with a dropper, and I've used that to dose the pig.

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Post   » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:04 pm

Have you read the associated pages here?



Post   » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:28 am

Thanks for the tips and suggestions by you all.
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Post   » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:46 am

Thank you for your responses. The hay seems to be helping. We're holding off on the simethicone until contacting an "exotic pet" (a California classification for Guinea pigs) doctor today. The page you referred us to was helpful. Where would we get a vibrator cushion?

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Post   » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:23 pm

I bought mine on Amazon. It was originally designed to go under the baby mattress but I've re-purposed it, and it works fine. Freaks the piggies, but it works!

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Post   » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:00 pm

You can also get them at Walmart and many larger drugstores.

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Good luck to Mome Rath and to you. Please keep us posted.

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