Has anyone ever had a pig with a UTI that didn't respond to Bactrim and had to be switched over to Baytril?
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
"Has anyone ever had a pig with a UTI that didn't respond to Bactrim and had to be switched over to Baytril?"
Mum wrote some helpful advice for stubborn UTIs on this thread:
"Does anyone know if Epi-Otic is too drying for daily use"
Not sure if this is helpful or not, but when our dog had an ear problem, the vet told us to use Epi-Otic daily, for a week.
Dr. M wanted me to call tomorrow with an update regardless; guess I'll see what she has to say.
Definitely not the news I was hoping for. :(
We discussed Actigall, and are going to put Otis on it to see if it has any positive effect. We're starting him today at .5cc once a day for 8 days, and then decreasing down to .25cc once a day as per the protocols that other GL members have listed.
I haven't had a chance to look back through some of the other Actigall threads yet; does anyone know if Actigall can be used with Shilintong? I'm wondering if I should use them together, or just start with the Actigall and see how it goes. ?
Sidenote to Lynx -- the link on the Bladder Stones page to tracis' Actigall pages takes you to a page entitled "Toxic Ingredients to Avoid when treating for parasites" :
This is our 4th guinea pig with a stone.
Started Otis on the Actigall tonight -- nasty, gritty-looking stuff. He's still on Bactrim for a few more days, plus Metacam, and I handfed him some Critical Care mixed with Shilintong a little while ago (which he didn't like). He has dropped almost 4 oz.
I'm starting to think that we're cursed. :(
This is a pig who was born at a shelter and rescued by the then-Southern Indiana GP Rescue. He is not from around here; I know there isn't any genetic link to my other pigs who have had stones.
He has been fed a diet of Oxbow hay and Kleenmama pellets (the latter for the past year; previously Cavy Cuisine), along with veggies consisting of green leaf, red leaf, endive, escarole and butter leaf. No romaine. Occasionally some cilantro, tomato, corn husks, cucumber or red pepper. Very rarely a small sliver of apple or a tiny bit of carrot as a special treat.
He lives in a 3 x 3 C&C with his buddy, Toby. Has never had any illness, other than some teeth issues a few years ago from bar-chewing before he had a cagemate, and the fact that he has always been an extremely nervous pig (we originally suspected some trauma at an early age; also possible he has been partially blind for longer than we thought).
I'm just at a total loss to understand how a pig like this develops a stone.
What am I doing wrong????
I'm so sorry this keeps happening with your guys. How great it would be to be able to pinpoint and alter something to stop the stones from forming. Unfortunately, sometimes these things just happen and are beyond our control.
Good thoughts coming your way.
He's still crying quite a bit tonight, which just kills me to hear. I can't remember; have others had better luck with Rimadyl (Carprofen) over Metacam? I'm debating whether I should see about getting that instead, or if I should just bump up the Metacam slightly. I'm dosing it at .1cc once a day. He weighs 2 lbs. 5 oz.
Wish something would start to kick in.
The ear looks good! The polyp is still there, of course, but the infection seems to be gone. When I cleaned it last night, it didn't seem very sensitive at all, and I didn't notice any odor with it. Hopefully that's one less thing bothering him.