Soft poop-please help

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:06 pm


it almost seems like it's a daily cycle and not even having anything to do with food..we start off soft and gassy, it gets mushy and we pass a lot of it, then firmed up by days end...then the next day it is the same again.

maybe it's from inactivity at night???

I'm no expert but I would "think" that it would not get better and worse and better and worse so often if it were serious?

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:22 pm


I just realized that I brought her home on Friday 10/17, noticed the poops on Monday 10/20 and have been so crazed I have not stopped to enjoy her at all. Right now she is in the hay box enjoying herself...how can I stop being a crazy mommy???

My 2 yorkies are pissed off too because at 5am every day I wake up and run and grab her and take her into bed for her tummy massage....they are used to being the first pets to be pampered...

ok, I need a glass of wine...

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JoePig

Post   » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:35 pm


How you and Sierra doing today?

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Brenda B

Post   » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:57 pm


She still have the sometimes soft, sometimes normal poop. One positive is that she is not so gassy today.

Since the carrot went down ok, and did not make for any major changes, I offered her a sliver of green bell today. She enjoyed it so very much.

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Brenda B

Post   » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:55 pm


another quick update, she has not been gassy/bloated at all today. I was having to massage her tummy 4 times a day before and could hear and feel the gas. Today, no gas and back to her trim figure! :)

she seems a bit perkier too...just pray that it lasts and she is out of the woods and completely healthy...boy do I love this little pig!

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Brenda B

Post   » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:47 am


We have perfect poop this morning! Oh my, can it really be true after 3 weeks of stress, meds and poop soup?

She is still tolerating small amounts of baby carrot and green bells. I gave her one blueberry this morning...I will still wait a bit on leafy greens.

Is it possible she was just way stressed out from going from a shelter, losing her mate, to a rescue and then to me?

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:26 pm


She's had an x ray, right ?

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Brenda B

Post   » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:50 pm


no, just several fecals. Cass had the tests done for bloat (and he is fine now). She just had the soft poop, negative fecals and 3 weeks of albon.

she was not gassy until about 1/2 way through the treatment...when the albon finished she stopped being gassy.

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Brenda B

Post   » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:29 am


we have normal poop again today! Yippee!

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Brenda B

Post   » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:10 pm


since the poop was normal I let her partake of some redleaf and cilantro "salad" with the other 2...she very soon after had lots of mushy poop...is it really possible that leafy greens are bad for her?????

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Bethie
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Post   » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:26 pm


Maybe cilantro? I'm not much help, but my boy is suffering the same kind of thing. I have no answers yet, either.

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Brenda B

Post   » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:11 pm


Well, it appears that you are right Bethie...cilantro seems to be the trigger. Today she had red leaf only and no mush...

Thanks to all who posted during these weeks of my trying to figure this all out. I am so glad it is not something serious!

Besides making new friends here at GL, this experience has bonded me with Sierra in a way that I did not expect could happen.

However, my 7 year old Yorkie got very jealous and has pretended his leg hurt and could not jump on the bed! Oh yeah, until I had a treat then he had no problem at all. :)

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Sef
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Post   » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:15 pm


Sounds like you may have solved the mystery! Here's hoping she continues to do well. :)

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:43 am


well, after 3 good days we have mushy poop again this morning....

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:23 pm


and tonight they are normal...but large...I am at a loss here!

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:56 pm


Your guinea pig is otherwise healthy, getting normal exercise and eating lots of high quality hay?

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 pm


yes, totally healthy otherwise...her poops are only mushy in the am and usually after veggies...she LOVES her hay...I give mostly timothy with some orchard grass mixed in and oxbow pellets. The hay is great quality, nice and green and fresh...filtered water...and my 2 other pigs are both unaffected...

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:18 pm


Does she get tons of vegs?

Maybe this is tolerable?

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:23 pm


not tons...in fact, I have been a bit stingy since this started...but she seems to get this with lettuce and cilantro...maybe it is just a green veggie thing? She had some baby carrot and green bell tonight and no problems at all...and she tolerates blueberries.

Otherwise, she is inquisitive and happy...the funny thing is that she will have the soft poops for a bit and then the normal ones come out really big, like twice as long as regular...

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JoePig

Post   » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:45 am


Perhaps you should rename Sierra to "Puzzle".

How is she doing today?

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