We syringe fed him Friday and gave him painkillers plus a motility medicine. This morning I’ve noticed a foul smell from his mouth, like a sickly smell. What could be causing this?
He’s a bit sleepy, I don’t think he’s come out for food at all overnight or today, the only food he gets is through syringe feeding. I wondered if there was some food left in his mouth last night? We give him water through syringe which he takes well but the syringe feeding (of mushed dual care pellets) is not taken very well, he just does a couple of chews at a time... then when we give water the food in his mouth starts to come out. He’s not chewing the food hardly.
Could he be on too high a dose of metacam he’s on 0.25ml twice daily. And emeprid 0.47ml once a day (motility).
He’s also not passed any stools since yesterday, no bloat or swelling observed or discomfort.
He’s lost 16grams today.
- And got the T-shirt
The odor could be from a mixture of food and medicine, or from infection.
We'd have to know how much he weighs and the strength of the medicines to know if he's getting too much.