Since ear drops are not ingested, a wide range of antibiotics can be used.
I applied the cream today for the first time. I dont have much experience with applying creams to piggies, so tried to be as cautious as possible. I applied as little as I could and rubbed it in his skin and kept him out of his cage for a good 15/20 minutes, so that he wouldn't lick it immediately and would allow the skin to absorb the cream.
The link to the probiotic dint give all the information, that's why I wrote additional information as listed on the package. Sandy seems to like the probiotic and takes it willingly :)
Sandy has a follow up appointment in three days, will enquire about Selamectin that time.
Sandy has stopped eating from yesterday. First two days he was eating and pooping normally inspite of being in so much pain and his condition not diagosed. I guess antibiotics and pain killer has taken a toll on him. I generally give him medicines with food but yesterday since he was munching his food, I thought he has a full stomach and gave him medicines, he ate a little coriander after that and then he stopped eating. I am hand feeding him and will take him to the vet in the evening.
Any advice or suggestions please.
Here is a crop of a 1cc syringe:I come up with a low of 0.016cc to a high of 0.065cc using a concentration of 100mg/ml and a weight of 0.65kg.
I think you are doing things right. It could be he is not handling the enrofloxacin well.
I asked my vet about the concentration of her enrofloxacin bottle and she said its the same 10% bottle. If its the same concentration then I think my NEW vet might have overdosed my piggy. Oh my God, what should I do now?
No wonder he has been sleeping a lot and loses his balance and falls down while walking because of dizziness. He hasn't lost any weight yet and the vet told me to give him the medicine for one more day and then stop because his head tilt has gone and his ear looks better. He did well the first two days but then he lost his appetite.
I read on the antibiotic page that Baytril is generally given for more than a week but my vet prescribed for only 5 days. Should I give him for 7 days and then stop? How do I know if his ear infection has cleared or no? For how many days do you generally give antibiotics for a ear infection?
What enrofloxacin dose should I give him tomorrow? 0.016cc, 0.065cc or 0.1cc?
Please please help.
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I've had vets use very high doses for shorter than usual periods of time to try to really hammer an infection.
Right now I would give lots, and lots, AND LOTS of probiotics. See Lynx' link.
I will observe him tomorrow for the after effects of the medicine. He is eating really less and is still very lethargic and dizzy. I am force feeding him. Hope he improves from tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
How many times in a day can you give probiotics?
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If he likes it and considers it a treat, a bit more throughout the day won't hurt him and may help, but it's not critical (as it is an hour or so post-AB).
He is not able to walk and loses his balance while moving. He drags his feet while walking. Could it be the after effects of the medicines? How long does it take the after effects to wear off?
I am worried for a dental surgery at his age (7 years) because he will have to be under anesthesia. Should I still get his molars planned?
I wanted to know if all this is temporary or permanent? (Please, please say temporary)
If temporary, how long does it take a piggy to be back to normal?
If permanent, what should be done ahead?
I was going to be out the entire day today, so left him with my cousin next door. By evening she realised that Sandy wasn't moving and called me to inform about him. She said Sandy ate in the afternoon also. I wonder what must have happened to him suddenly.
I am shattered right now. In the last three and half months this is the second piggy that I have lost. Sandy was going to be 7.1 years tomorrow. He was such a calm and loving piggy. He never fought with anyone. Even when others fought, he stayed away. He enjoyed his own company, never needed anyone. During floor time also, he used to explore everything alone. He has never harassed me for anything. He used to get mad at me for cleaning his poop shoes. He hated it and hated me for torturing him like that but the next minute he used to love me like before. His love was unconditional.
Since the last two days he used to wheek everytime he saw me even when there was food in his cage. I thought he wheeked for cilantro (his favourite) and I told him that he has to eat hay and it wasn't veggie time yet. Now I realise that he wheeked for my attention, he wanted me to hold and pet him, to love him, to make him feel comfortable, to cuddle and kiss him. I feel so bad thinking about all this. I am disappointed with myself for not understanding what he wanted to tell me. I dint even get a chance to bid him goodbye. I am heartbroken. I miss him already :(
RIP Sandy, my baby, my little one. Mama loves you and will always do. I know you are happy up there popcorning like crazy. Stay happy and blessed always :* :*