- Catie Cavy
- Supporter 2011-2017
ON another note, Niko has been seen for the last couple of months due to calcium sludge in her bladder - she has had blood work that confirmed a high calcium level. I have been very careful about what i am feeding her but I am at a loss. Is there such a thing as a special diet for guinea pigs suseptible to high calcium? I have been double filtering my water first through a Brita faucet filter and then through a zero water filter kept in the fridge. She is still painful to have a bowel movement or to urinate but I have her on Metacam and it does seem to take the edge off. She isn't as cheerful as I would like and hides a bit in her little fleece tunnel but she is eating her pellets, lettuce, and veggies and comes out daily to take in hay and water. The last visit to the vet they gave her a topical treatment for mites due to her itching and losing hair on her side (again). They told me that the mites happened because her body is under stress and they aren't sure what is next. I am worried. We are going to the vet in 1/2 hour for her second treatment for the mites. I don't want to do another sonogram and xray but I fear I must do so. Just wanted the community to know how she is progressing and seek any comfort and/or advice.