Niko 2 1/2 yr old sow blood in urine

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:53 pm


Some pigs are just prone to bladder sludge/stones, and there's not a whole lot you can do about it. You can reduce the amount of dietary calcium, but that's not a guarantee. Some pigs will form stones less than week after stone removal surgery.

What exactly do you feed her? What kind of pellets and how many? What kind of hay? Which veggies, and how much of each?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:28 pm


If the mites are recurring, you can also do multiple treatments yourself to get rid of them.

See: www.guinealynx.info/topical_ivermectin.html

You might also want to look over http://www.guinealynx.info/records/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21 with info on interstitial cystitis (if you haven't already checked it).

hbee

Post   » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:28 pm


She is eating Oxbow Essentials adult guinea pig pellets, timothy hay from small pet select, daily leaf lettuce with cucumbers and sometimes a small tomato. I try to get a citrus fruit in there too since she won't do the vitamin C tablets. Sometimes she gets different veggies like yellow or orange peppers - she doesn't like the green or red. The vet put her on Trimeth sulfa antibiotic 2x a day .4 ml. Also added Tramadol 2x per day keeping her on the Metacam at .1 ml once a day. Follow up via telephone this Friday.

hbee

Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:29 am


Niko is continuing to have pain with elimination - I cannot tell if it is with pooping or peeing or both = the other day the screaming was in short bursts every second for about 15 seconds with at about 15 min intervals. This happens frequently but then there is like an hour or two before it happens again. She isn't eating her pellets, but is eating veggies and drinking water. Her urine is smelling extremely foul, not fishy just a really bad smell. Her whole cage and her body smell like it too. Also I am noticing that when I pick her up and support her bum, there is pee on my hand. I am thinking she is becoming incontinent. Sometimes she has pink urine sometimes its clear - right now I have her on Tramadol 2x a day 15ml, .01ml Metacam and keeping her bum wiped with cold pressed coconut oil. She gets a salad a day that is green leaf lettuce, sprig of coriander, slice of cucumber, slice of green pepper and chopped celery. 1 slice of orange a day for vit. C. She is 5 years old. She is active sometimes other times she sits hunched over with her fur standing on end. I don't know what to do and this is months now that this is going on.

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:55 am


Sounds like a stone, and she needs to see an exotic vet ASAP. With the odor, she probably also has a URI.

I'd cut out the coriander. In some pigs, it can cause extra urinary calcium, just as romaine does.

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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:26 am


Seconding bpatters that she needs to see a vet right away.

Poor Niko; she's been through so much (and you with her). Make sure she stays well-hydrated; watch her intake and perhaps syringe her extra water.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:29 pm


Absolute double ditto on the see a vet right away - likely a stone.

I am sorry she is in so much pain.

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