Soft poop-please help

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:01 pm


no...he just said she may have a bacterial infection...I asked 100 questions but did not ask that one!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:16 pm


Ok, so I guess it's a separate issue.

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:34 pm


I don't know...I am so confused at this point...

:(

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:42 pm


I think the vets are confused too. From our experiences and a few other threads I've seen here, it seems to be a difficult thing to treat. I think I mentioned that my vet talked to a specialist at Colorado State. So I think we're getting good input, and it's good for us to share this information, but since they don't know exactly what's wrong it's going to take a while to sort out.

I think this thread should be named "The Soft Poop Chronicles".

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:04 pm


he went with baytril because albon is the same class of drugs as bactrim...but she has wetter poops now 2 hours after the first dose...is it the baytril or coincidence???

She is eating some alfalfa and orchard grass...

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:13 pm


Dunno. Ellie seemed worse the first 3 days she took the bactrim. Who knows?

Ellie still eats like a ... pig. It's good that they're eating well.

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:39 pm


actually Sierra is just picking...so I am doing CC

vet checked her teeth...they are good...

She just had a firmer (not normal) poop after the cc but we have blood again...the vet did not seem overly concerned

My husband is furious with me...he said no spay...he is angry that I did not bring her back to the rescue because she had this within 48 hours...

I feel so over whelmed...

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GuineaPinny

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:45 pm


Thinking good thoughts for you :/

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:50 pm


We got Elle from the Humane Society and she wasn't as bad then, but I've thought if we had returned her for a health problem they probably would have euthanized her. Very upsetting thought. She's a wonderful pig.

I hope others here will give you some more emotional support. Maybe she doesn't really need a spay. Try to not to worry too much.

I understand, but your vet doesn't seem particularly worried nor does mine, so take it one day at a time and try to just roll with Sierra's ups & downs. You're giving her the care she needs and there's nothing else to do right now. It does take a lot of patience to give a med a fair trial and waiting for a cure is very frustrating.

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:30 pm


Thanks...I am just so worried because she is not eating as much as usual...but maybe that is because I am doing CC?

I am afraid to stop because the vet said she was a bit thin (808grams)...he wants some weight put on her to help her fight this

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:42 pm


We just did another feeding...I give 30 cc's of CC since she is still eating on her own too...will up if if needed.

She likes the CC...won't eat on her own but does not fight the feedings. We got the fruit one.

She had a bunch of soft poop come out while feeding...no blood but very wet.

I wonder how long before the baytril starts working?

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Brenda B

Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:58 pm


she nibbles on the pine and aspen bedding too...can that cause problems?

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:22 pm


If you are worried she might ingest too much, you could try fleece instead.-

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:01 am


I tried to switch when I first got her but the soft poops made it so bad...the entire house smelled in one day...

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:10 am


it looks like she stopped pooping...the vet opens in one hour...but it looks pretty grim

:(

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becksters
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Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:14 am


Oh Brenda I'm so sorry to hear that. While I have no experience with soft poops, I know how tiring and stressful it is to worry and care for a sick pig.

Stay calm get to the vets and know I'm thinking of you two.

An antibiotic should take effect within about 48 hours or so.

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:21 am


Oh no... specialist is closed on Wed...

I'm calling my reg vet instead...

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:36 pm


Hope Sierra's ok. Thinking of you.

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Brenda B

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:57 pm


ok, back from vet...she pooped on the way.

He said to keep doing what I am doing.

We were there a long time because my yorkie was in pain so we all went (2 dogs, 1 pig and 2 kids in the rain!)...he jacked up a vertebrae in his neck and had x-rays and is on metacam now...

Since we have been home she has nibbled pellets and drank water...so I am off to prepare her lunch...

The vet is still guarded since she is a pig and they can suddenly go down hill but he did seem to think she may improve...please keep all human and piggie fingers crossed for my girl...and prayers too!

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:28 pm


All fingers crossed.

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