When she was having soft poops they were tear shapped and a bit more smelly than usual yes. I don't think i'd call them slimy though, just soft.
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McMac gets gassy and have tear dropped poops once in a while, I dose him with 2 consecutive doses of Simithecone and cut out his veggies for a day.
Do you have any baby gas drops available?
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With a larger problem, I wait 48 hours after the poop returns to normal. Then I start, say, with one leaf of green leaf.
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I don't like my pigs to be without veggies for more than 48 hours unless absolutely necessary.
If I do withhold veggies I put in a dish of critical care to give them something else to eat and stop the wheeking :-)
Momo's droppings never became soft again, she's still 40 grams away from the weight she used to be at ,when the soft droppings started, but she has been mantaining this weight for 3 weeks now.
Sometimes some of her poops have a stranger shape though, they are smaller, like half a poop. You can also see it becomes a bit thinner at the end, i guess like they were tear shapped.
However this is just a random poop i see here and then. I thought it would be because she was eating less but she hasn't lost weight.
Should i still be concerned?
I think she's having soft poops again(i'm currently waiting for her to poop to check it).
There's a thing about her poops though, even when they became normal they always had a spot on them, like a little hole or something.
I guess it's time to schedule an appointment with a new vet and see how it goes, since she never returned to normal.
Withholding veggies wouldn't really help would it?
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She is drinking water, eating hay and pellets.She's the one with the greatest apetite of the herd and has been popcorning alot lately(i built them a new bigger cage).
She hasn't lost any weight either(except for 40 grams when this episode started 3 weeks ago).
I'm making a vet appointment for tommorow hopefully, if they have a spot.
I just adopted Dr. Pepper (Male) and he is having a problem with soft droppings. First, they are soft..then they are normal..and then back to soft! They smear EVERYWHERE and it gets all over him, but I can't bathe him until the Ivermectin treatment is over (He just got his 2nd dose tonight). Hmmm.. let me know what your vet says.
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Apparently sometimes their digestive system just needs a little boost of good bacteria to balance things out, especially when fresh veggies are part of their diet, or if they had antibiotic-related softer droppings/diarrhea.
I noticed that the softness of Tofu's poop is directly related to how much fresh veggies she consumes in relation to dry food. Unless it's a very severe case of diarrhea, or there's appetite loss, or a drop in weight, I'd say just monitor her closely and make sure that the poop is not overly soft/slimy/smelly/change in color, etc.
I usually handfeed Tofu some fresh timothy hay when I want to increase her hay intake. She loves just sitting on my lap and munch away (and then poops on me too). Haha!
By the way, sometimes a pig's poop gets softer after eating a fresh fruit/veg for the very first time. Not sure why, so I'd say feed fresh veg sparingly and do not introduce new items too quickly/too much.
She then said she could give her a week of antibiotics but she thinks it'll do more bad then good.
She told me that most likely a vegetable i'm giving her must be upseting her tummy. So she recommended that i give her the same vegetable for a week and then see if her poops change, if not, introduce another one for a week and so on until we find the culprit.
She and Mimi have been on the same diet for quite awhile without troubles so i think i'll give her their usual diet for a week and then try the new vegetables slowly.
Another thing though, could critter berries upset her stomach?
Also, Dr. Peppers poops are perfectly normal now for 2 days in a row!!! I took him off of his old pellets the rescue fed him (I was transitioning him 50/50 on old pellets and Oxbow pellets) Before, when it was 50/50 he really would not eat pellets. Then, yesterday I filled it up with Oxbow only and he ate the whole bowl. Maybe the rescue packed the wrong bag of food for him? I'm not sure?
He's eating those pellets, lots of timothy hay and orchard grass and then at night I feed him 1 leaf of green leaf, 1 leaf of romaine and 2 sprigs of cilantro. His belly seems to be great now! Tonight I am going to let baby guinea try watermelon and I am going to hold off on fruits until I've seen his poops normal for several days.
There's a thing she's been doing today when she's in my lap, she starts making this weird noise with her teeth, almost as if she's cracking nuts with them or something. I don't know what this is :/