- Supporting my GL Habit
I'm sorry you're dealing with this.
I had posted a link to gl/malocclusion.html Assuming you read it, did you see any signs of possible malocclusion? Have you been able to stabilize her weight at any point? Does she continue to lose weight in the most recent couple of weeks? What does she weigh now? The xrays, were any dental xrays?
I'm really sad, because if she continues to lose weight at this rate, I don't think she will make it past Xmas. I'm not sure what to do. I love this guinea pig. I don't think I'm ready to lose her.
- Supporter in '13
I too had a sow that continued to lose weight which my vets (from 2 different clinics as I wanted a 2nd opinion) and despite x-rays etc were unable to pin point the problem.
Not sure if you have ruled out thyroid as Pooksied has mentioned. For my sow, I suspected either issues with her liver as she was eating well or her adrenal gland which my vet claimed that adrenal disease (e.e cushings) was not really prevalent in pigs.
In the end, I keep her going - she was 770g but dropped over time to 630g for close to 2 years with additional feedings of critical care twice a day and into which I added herbal supplements for liver and the adrenal gland. At least I manage to stabilise did her weight and the loss in weight did happen more gradually.
She had been losing 10-15g every 2-3 days. Her finally passed away earlier this year and she was about 6 to 6.5 yrs old.
Hang in there and to keep your pig's weight up, add in a supplemental feed or 2 a day of critical care.
All the best and keep us posted on how she's doing.