We were not planning to take him off the Baytril until Sunday...though at this rate there won't be much left of him! Really hoping the probiotics and VitB12 can help. If his symptoms are clear I am wondering about taking him off after 5 days as it will probably be 2 more days for him to pick up on his appetite again. If he ever does.
He also sounded more loose in his breathing - I am wondering if the Baytril is not able to shift the URI he has completely.
If he is worse tomorrow then I have to take him on a 1.5 hour round trip to a vet who has other antibiotics to offer.
For now, he seems perky enough if not weak. Loves eating the bit of grass we give him. So we keep feeding him and see how he goes. Not much else we can do.
Thank you for all your help and suggestions.
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The name of the company is Vet Med Direct and their website is www.vetmeddirect.com.
Best of luck w/Herbie. You're a great GP owner!
Herbie only lost 8g overnight. We are so pleased and are keeping our fingers crossed that the VitB supplements and the high VitC veg he is getting are sorting out his gut flora and absorption issues. He, himself, also seems to really want to eat grass which is the best source for vit C.
Did not hear any looseness in his breathing either.
And he is now incredibly fiesty at feeding time - it has gone from him being the easiest GP ever to the biggest battle. I have to hold him in a vice-like grip!
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If you heard my voice you would understand, I sing the Flintstones theme somg to her over and over, she seems to like it. Good luck!
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We lost our herd to heat stroke when I was a kid. The one pig that survived we were told had heart problems thereafter. I don't honestly know if he always had them or was diagnosed because we took him in after the incident.
Good luck. I'm glad he seems to be getting stronger.
Tomorrow is the final morning of antibiotics and based on previous experience I would expect him to have his appetite, all being normal, in two days.
For those out there struggling with handfeeding and a sick GP, it is worth every effort you make. You never know. Everything positive thing you do improves the odds.
Thank you again for all the support. I feel we have done everything we can which is all you can do. The rest is up to your piggie.