Pantufinha's Medical Thread

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:20 pm


I wonder if this is where the umbilical cord would have been (like our navel).

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Bytxlaura
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Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:07 pm


That's her belly button :)

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Yuugi

Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:02 pm


It's the belly button! I still remember how i went into a panic once with my Momo because of that. Then i checked Mimi and she had the same.
I laughed like crazy when i realized i was panicking over a belly button :).

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Regiane
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Post   » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:29 pm


Ops! I really didn't think they could have belly buttons! HAHA
Thanks Lynx, Bytxlaura and Yuugi! :)

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Regiane
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Post   » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:15 pm


I just got back from the vet. She saw the X-ray of both my girls, and said they have a little bit of malocclusion, but nothing that has to be done.

She saw the ultrassound which indicated the presence of crystals in the urine. She said that I need to re-evaluate their diet. I always try to be very selective and controlled with what I give to them, but now I have to write down everything I'm giving and see if I can find what is wrong. :(

Any idea of diet to prevent crystals and stones?

Oh, and the vet took that piece of food that was stuck between the incisors of Pantufinha! She used a dental floss and said that maybe I'll have to do it more often.

Thanks for the help. :)

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:22 pm


You might get some diet ideas here:

gl/stones.html
gl/chart.html

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Regiane
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Post   » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:51 pm


I noticed Pantufinha "grumbling" while she was laying on the cage. I went to see what was happening, specially because of her previous urinary problem. She just pooped.
Should I be worried? She had no more urinary problems since the last time.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:24 pm


Did the grumbling sound like pain?

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Regiane
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Post   » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:08 pm


I don't know if it was pain, it seemed that she was "troubled". Strange that after I posted here I saw her poop with no grumbling sound.

My husband said he heard a low grumble from her last night, and she pooped right away. The poops look normal. Could it have something to do with heat? The days are very hot here, I'm putting a frozen water bottle wrapped every day in the cage.

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:15 pm


Keep an eye on her. Crying while pooping can sometimes mean the same as crying while peeing. Urinary problems. Good luck with the sweetie either way.

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Regiane
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Post   » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:05 pm


Thank you! I'll keep an eye in her. :)

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Brainerror

Post   » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:20 am


my scruffles sometimes strains/cries when pooping because of her previous stone and cystitis problems. We put her on cystease and metacam for a week or so and that seems to solve the issue for a while (she hasn't done it for at least a month now). her urine culture and analysis came back normal, so it's just inflammation causing it.

Of course a change in diet and giving more vit C, cranberry juice etc will help too.

Hope she feels better soon, bladder probs are horrible.

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Regiane
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Post   » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:26 pm


I'm so worried.
I heard a hooting sound coming from the cage, so I sat by and watched to see which pig could be doing this. It's Pantufinha.
She makes a sound like this video when she bends down to pick her poop.
This can be heart trouble, right? Any chance not to be? Is there anything I can do?

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PinkRufus
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Post   » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:52 pm


If she only makes the sound when she bends down to retrieve her cecotrope it could be her heart, but it could also be something else. My Henri used to do that all the time. I had him x-rayed twice to see if it was his heart or possibly stones. Both x-rays showed nothing unusual. Recently I switched pellet brands and Henri has lost a little weight; he was too chubby before. He stopped making that sound after his weight went down. Is Pantufinha big or chubby?

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Regiane
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Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:01 am


Yes, Pantufinha is the heavier. While my other girls weigh about 920g, Pantufinha weighs 1320g.

I changed their pellets to KM in december. She is active and acting normal. From what I'm observing, she makes this sound just when she bends down.

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PinkRufus
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Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:41 am


That's like what Henri was doing! It's worrisome, but not anything serious.

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pigjes
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Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:49 am


Bibi hooted sometimes. It was followed by a large sneeze after a while and then it was gone for a long time.

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Brainerror

Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:47 am


Chewie did this too when retrieving poop. However, she was a slim pig, just a little over a kilo. She lived to be 8 :)

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Regiane
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Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:37 am


Thanks PinkRufus, pigjes and Brainerror! She'll be 2 years old in May. Hope it's nothing and she lives long.
I'll be observant on my chubby girl.

Talishan
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Post   » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:42 pm


"Pantufinha weighs 1320g."

We've had two to get so big they actually couldn't retrieve their cecotropes. :-(

I supplemented with vitamin B in that case.

We've also had two with fairly severe arthritis who would make little grunts when retrieving a cecotrope. 2 is a little young for arthritis, but it's not impossible. Have her x-rayed when you get a chance. I'd supplement her with some B in the meantime.

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