I read threads about other pig being ok after this happened to them
I can't believe this happened. After all I have been doing to save her life now this.
My husband is furious with me. He says I have spent hundreds of dollars to find out what is wrong with Sierra and she has an eating disorder.
She is grooming herself and nibbling hay now. Surprised she has not tried to eat one of my other pigs for crying out loud. What is her deal? She eats everything!
Another all nighter for me and Sierra
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
If she ground up the plastic with her molars, you may not see it when it passes through her system.
More on gastric transit time can be found here:
"What is her deal? She eats everything!"
It might be something like pica behavior.
Had to make a joke as I am feeling not so good after being up almost all night checking to see if she is pooping or not.
We are 12 hours post incident and she appears normal. I have to leave for 4 hours. I hope all goes well while I am gone. I will give her a bit of mineral oil before I go.
- Let Sleeping Pigs Lie
"I will give her a bit of mineral oil before I go"
I would skip the mineral oil.
A good discussion about using mineral oil can be found here:
Sammie's Post Stone Surgery Care
Talishan explains it very well.
Any possibility that Ellie does this too?
I just wonder because we never found and parasite or bacteria in the 4 fecals and 1 culture we did. I think you have had the same experience too...not finding any reason for the soft stool.
Anyway, since we removed ALL inedible items she has improved. Then again, it could be the baytril? But I think given the fact that this has beenon and off for 2 months it is not due to bacterial infection.
- For the Love of Pigs
I'm *glad* Sierra's doing better. Good for her & maybe you can get some sleep.
She is still running to the side of the cage asking for treats so I guess she feels good.
I'm still watchful as it may return again.
After all of the hand feedings she does not run from me anymore though. We are so bonded. :)
The lady at the rescue said that she has had a number of pigs get soft poop from too many pellets (even though we give oxbow). So, we ill watch that as well.
BTW, if you live in Southern CA, the Bunny Bunch in Montclair has critical care, syringes, GI stasis emergency kits as well as all food, hay and supplies if you need some in a pinch and are close by. The proceeds go to rescue buns, pigs and chins.
- one pig at a time.
I have never heard of that. Back before I knew any better I used to free-feed my piggies pellets and they never got soft poo from eating too much.The lady at the rescue said that she has had a number of pigs get soft poop from too many pellets
I am glad to hear though that she is getting better.
If it makes you feel any better, Sidney has not had trouble pooping agaiin since she was on the flagyl.