- For the Love of Pigs
She gave Elle a motility drug to make her intest. tract function better, but we're almost done and no change. I'll talk to the vet soon. Also we gave them a stool sample which was normal.
So I don't have any answers but I wanted to bring up the motility subject.
I don't really have any other vet to go to, because i've covered all the vets in this town and this one was the best.
The thing is, Momo is crying when she poops now. Not always,but i've caught her doing it a few time these last few days.
I checked her poops right after she's done and there's no blood, she didn't pee either, they just have some sort of a little head.
I'm taking her to the vet again, what should i expect the vet to do? X-Rays, should i demand a fecal analysis, etc.?
I lined the cage with white towels and waited until Momo would pee. Both times she peed she cried a little, so i guess she's crying while peeing and not pooping (i saw her ingest cecal feces without any crying as well).
There was no blood in the urine though.
I'm taking her to the vet and asking if they could do an x-ray to rule out kidney stones, and going to keep observing her to see if she cries while pooping as well.
I kept observing her and she hasn't cried again when she pees.
So far her symptoms seem to be : Deformed poops sometimes,like it was hard for her to pass them, sometimes a bit soft as well and now crying a bit when peeing.
I am starting to feel like she may have bladder stones, but let's see what the vet will do on Friday, i'm just paranoid about these things.
I will be trying a mix of cranberry juice and water to see if there are some small stones in his bladder that need dissolving per the vet's suggestions (after Chiqui's surgery we are through our vet bill budget). The thought is that if he has some minor stones they may be causing discomfort when our Valentine urinates or poops.
We have probiotic too, so I may ask about that.
Then i was concerned about sedating Momo, but the vet said that's not always necessary and that me and my husband could be in the x-ray room with Momo ,and hold her while the x-ray was being taken. Momo behaved really well and the x-ray came out perfect.
The vet found no stones, she showed us her x-ray and we could clearly see a clear bladder(and her breakfast also in her intestines,hehe).
So now i am in charge of getting an urine sample for culture and bring it on Monday. I guess Momo will have a very extended lap-time on Sunday evening!
Also i was surprised at the vet bill wich was just 25€,x-ray included!
I'm sooo relieved!
Momo's pain seems to come and go, for example yesterday i fed her some romaine in the morning and she cried the whole morning. At the end of the day she was still crying a bit and when i picked her up and checked her vagina i could see it was full of calcium deposits around it.
I really have a feeling she has interstitial cystitis because food seems to trigger it,and there's days where she doesn't cry at all.
Also there was no infection or stones.
I smelled it and it seems like it will be bitter. Is there any type of juice i can mix it with so she'll take it more willingly?
Also i wanted to increase her fluids intake,but i can't seem to find any unsweetened cranberry juice here in Finland.
Is there any other type of unsweetened juice i can give to her,orange,apple,etc? This way i could make her drink 5 cc's of water and a bit of juice 4 times a day, every 3 weeks.
Also if i can't find cranberry juice can i use unsweetened raspberry juice? I saw it's an everyday fruit on the list, so i was wondering if a bit of that dissolved in water would help me increase her fluids intake.
Raspberry is very common here in Finland but cranberry is not.
- E's Moriarity
Best of luck. If you can give subq injections of lactated ringers solution yourself, you can keep the fluids moving through her without trying to force her to drink (always a challenge!)
For example, Lady Bug gets 0.15ml of Metacam every morning. That's the kind of measurement you want.
I would think that raspberry juice in moderation would be fine.
On her bad days(i call it that when she cries when she pees) i notice there's alot of white gritty substance on her vagina and i have to clean it. I guess she has alot of sludge on the days it flares up.
Pain medication for these days,increased fluids and a diet low in calcium is all i can do for her,right?