Thank you for all the advice amd if anyone has anything that could be a potential cause please let me know so I can rule it out with my vet.
Good news is the new vet, has Bettes history and the X-rays are being sent to him.
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She was out this evening, she doesn't stay out long but its enough to see she does have a limp and some bunny hops. I'm feeling alot more positive now *touches wood*.
Now this I like too see!
You can still notice left paw but who cares she looks brilliant.
I think Bettes issues are too random for it to be her kidneys. The spasms most people would say a stone what if it isn't (ie: internal blockage in guts), I know very little but this makes sense to me. What I do know is my previous vet only took an Xray from above. I'm pretty sure if this is what they did, they would have missed alot of things (ie: the gut).
What if she has a blockage in the gut obviously not a complete blockage but a partial blockage (she may have ate something ie plastic), which could explain why at times shes straining to pass a pellet and the bloat that we're having issues with now.
All thoughts welcome. We're going to the new vets tomorrow.
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One of our old vets, now since moved, told me that there is a majormajor nerve junction for them right about where our lower back would be. (Think several interstates coming together.) Put pressure on this and you can get some significant neurological weirdnesses occurring.
FWIW. I've had poor success with Mylicon (essentially the same as Infacol) and will remember the olive oil treatment, thanks Webs.
I also got the Xrays from the previous vet, which he looked at and explained to be in great detail in terms that I understood. The previous vet was right the only thing found in the Xray was bloat but he did also see arthritis, he has prescribed a form of metacam for that. If you haven't guessed then I'll tell you we did a urine sample and she is perfectly healthy her kidneys aren't failing and she is not diabetic.
Now what we did discover, Is Bette has a spur on her bottom right back tooth that is digging into the gum (he even grew me a diagram so I understood were it is). We're going to spend this week getting her healthy and ready for her dental which will be done consciously next week, we both felt that after the weekend it wasn't the right time to do it today.
I am so glad I went to the vet today and I think I have found the best vet I can find for Bette, we will tackle each issue as they arise but for now I'm putting my trust 100% in my vet.
Thank you, everyone for the advice and good wishes ofcourse I will keep everyone informed of her progress.
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Talishan, it was Thistle Cavies who put me onto the Olive Oil treatment as they've used it for years with great success. I admit I was skeptical at first but it worked quicker with Chilli and she had less spasms when dealing with gas. With Tiggy's recent incident I think I may well have lost her as she was also on Metaclopromide to move things along and it just seemed to give her bigger spasms. Even my vets are in favour of it as it's a more natural product.
Note: Not that olive oil will take the place of Metaclopramide when needed, but can be used alongside and if given soon enough, maybe prevent it being required.
Here's a link for you. I think this retailer is in your area.
I also give a liquid probiotic that is soy-based. Rain gets 1cc twice a day.
Bette, has a very special announcement!
This morning when I got up Bette weighed 990grams, at 6-7am I fed her and weighed her again before leaving the house. She was 1025grams. I have been worried all day about her, dreading coming home incase she had reverted back, to that sorry looking pig. I found her alert, came to greet me and she looks fab. I weighed her again and she's 1027grams, which means she must have been eating on her own!
Not too mention, lots of poops bliss, I'm chuffed with her!