We're still having to express her bladder but she can poo and pee on her own-just not enough. She does still drink-allooot. Is this okay? Could it be because she's really thirsty, going into kidney failure, or because she only drinks when we offer her water a few times a day? (Her water hangs in her cage; I don't think she really notices it or she may not like the holder it's in (which I'll change soon enough).
- Wheekness for Pigs
Hope Annie continues to improve.
I just syringed some urine off the floor and the vet did a quick analysis. Just a thought. I'm so glad you have this sweet girl!
Now her belly feels funny. Almost bloated-like. Kind of squishy, like it's almost filled with air, which I suppose it could be. Or could this just be her getting fat? (All my piggies do get a tendency to get fat *eek!*)
Does it feel "doughy"?
It could be a sign of tummy troubles and gas build-up.
Likely the result of too many carbs in the diet--I'd back off on the alfalfa hay, at least for now.
If she's getting good quality alfalfa based pellets, she doesn't really need the alfalfa hay, and it may not be something she can tolerate well.
Grass hay is way more important for them, and good quality grass hay has plenty of protein for their needs.
And she's had a bit of water therapy which has seemed to help. She loves to run around on my bedroom floor too.
She went to the vet today and got a shot of Ivermectin for the mites. They discovered that she also has ringworm too, so she'll be getting a dose of something for that next week.
She's gotten SO much better at walking-her back feet are almost under her when she walks. I can't wait to post a video...I have to buy some batteries for my camera first though! I'm so proud of her. Ha-when we first got her, the vet said that she may develop a URI and die within a few days, but I knew that Annie would make it-after living for a month paralyzed, I knew she was strong-and she is!!!