Down to eating only grass and dandelions on his own, hand feeding steeped nuggets and oxbow CC, upto 90g p day, supplementing fluid intake with 20ml juice also.
URI has been persistent, may be heart may be vets prescribing single week courses of AB's and clearing the infection.
Using Calpol as pain relief for uri and arthritis.
Wondered if weight loss could be parasidic nematode "Fluke" as this years wet weather has meant exceptional numbers. Treated with Fasinex.
So, whilst hand feeding him this morning he squeeked in pain and then partially passed what looks like a parasite out of his urethra, I have not heard of a parasite being passed from the bladder?
I will add a photo next, hopefully someone has knowledge on the subject.
On a good note basil has started eating a little on his own and is fighting me hand feeding him which is a good sign.
Basil is eating well and at a consistent weight but the quantity is not allowing him to consume enough protein to rebuild muscle mass.
I wanted to increase his dietary protein by adding a vegan protein supplement consisting of pea and rice protein. My aim would be to increase his hard ration DP from 17% to 19/20%.
Is this a suitable product or does the rice protein make it un suitable?
He dropped from 1100+ to 825 over six months before we began treating for HF, he is now hovering around 970g. So this could be his new weight range or it could be because he is not consuming sufficient protein to rebuild muscle mass(he has a portly gut but his spine is very light on muscle).
Am I correct that even 1g of rice protein a day would be unsuitable for a GP's digestive system?
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My own feeling is that it probably wouldn't hurt, but whether it would help is unknown.
One friend of mine maintained the weight of her elderly guinea pig by feeding a dollop of Critical Care every day. There's some risk there, though, because CC is high in calcium, which may increase the risk of bladder stones. Her pig seemed to have a systemic resistance to stones, though, as he ate very high calcium foods all his life and never had a problem.
As the nuggets all contain soya hulls and soya oil it makes me wonder if a drop more soya meal would be the answer to boost his protein intake.(the nuggets are 17% and the hay is likely between 15-17%) just up to 19/20% whilst I get him upto 1050g.
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