Miss Cleo has lice and gas...

sandwomn
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Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:21 pm


Hi, I took Miss Cleo to the Vet tonight and she has lice. Poor thing! She also is bloated with gas. She did have gas on her xray that they took after she lost her pup around a month ago. It showed gas again tonight with another xray. She is almost full of gas the poor thing.

I have Revolution to give her and the other three. My Vet said to bleach the cages with a 10% solution and throw out anything that could not be cleaned. I will also have to comb out the nits on her and see if the other two have nits as well.

As for the gas she said to try just giving her Vit C supplements and hay and then start reintroducing pellets a week later and then veggies a week after that to see if that makes a difference. She is eating and drinking normally and her poop is normal. I give her KM's pellets, Timothy hay and fresh veggies daily. Usually I give red lettuce, green lettuce (not iceburg), red, green, orange peppers, parsley, she loves broccoli but I don't give her it very often. I usually give one type of veg in the morning and switch in the afternoon.

I have been giving her treats called Nibble Rings and I am wondering if this is the culprit. It says on the package that it is made from field fresh grains plus alfafa. None of my other three pigs are having problems.

Is there anything I can give her for the gas? I am just checking to see what I can do for her.

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Mum
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Post   » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:50 pm


Does revolution work on mites? I know advantage does, and you can buy that everywhere without a prescription.

Dump the Nibble rings - guinea pigs don't tolerate grains well.

You can give half the infant dose of simethicone for gas.

(Broccoli also causes gas - you might want to review the diet section in the Care Guide at the top of this page)

sandwomn
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Post   » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:09 pm


Does anyone know if you can get Advantage in Canada?

The Vet said to also dust the piggies with a product called Sevin. Is this safe?

Okay I went to the drugstore and got Ovol drops with Simethicone Emulsion. It contains 40 mg of Simethicone in a pleasing mint flavor. Alcohol and lactose free.

Non medicine ingredients are Aluminum Mg Silicate, Cellulose, Citric Acid, Flavour, Hydrogen Peroxide, Methylparaben, Polyoxyl 8 Sterate, Porpylparaben, Purified Water, Sucrose, Sodium Hydroxide and Hydrocloric Acid to adjust Ph.

Dosage is .25ml to 0.50ml for infants.


Is this okay to give to Miss Cleo?

thanks,

Sandie

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:31 pm


The Oval drops will likely be fine. The Sevin will not. Sevin is an insecticide.

You can get ivermectin and treat topically too.

sandwomn
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Post   » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:34 pm


Thanks Lynx, you rock!


I wasn't even considering the Sevin as I had not heard of it before and knew everyone here would steer me right.

I will try and see if I can get some ivermectin as well to treat them it's seems to be harder to find in Canada.

thank goodness for this website

Sandie

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:34 am


My two have had mites and gas at the same time. We hope Miss C. feels better.

sandwomn
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Post   » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:59 pm


Well the Oval did the trick, Miss Cleo is moving around alot more and seems happier. I did go and get some Ivermectin from GE Pharmacy and the girl behind the counter offered me a generic brand Noromectin which was half of the price.

Has anyone used this before? It's a 50ml bottle with each mL containing 10 mg of invermectin. It's made by Walco.

I will have to get a needle syringe from work on Monday and drip it onto the underside of their ears. I just want to make sure that I am doing it right.

Brandilynn
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Post   » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:17 pm


Actually, not the underside of their ears, but behind their ears, where they have a little bare spot.

Good luck!

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lisam

Post   » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:48 pm


Hydrogen peroxide? It's not toxic to drink?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:19 pm


sandwomn, so long as it is only ivermectin and you measure carefully, it should work fine.

www.guinealynx.info/topical_ivermectin.html

sandwomn
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Post   » Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:44 am


ya caught me Brandilynn that's what I meant to say. Oops, I will double check that it is only invermectin and I will measure carefully as I don't want anything else to happen to my babies.

Miss Cleo is so much more active and wheeking away, she has not bloated up which is a good sign. Thanks for all of your help and advice.

Sandie, Sue, Sienna, Miss Cleo and Sassy aka Sassafrass

sandwomn
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:06 pm


Has anyone had luck with a special comb to get rid of nits? I am trying the human one on Miss Cleo with no luck. I am now on my way to Walmart to get the finest comb I can find.


thanks,

Sandie

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Mum
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:12 pm


Your lice problem should have cleared up by now!

If you still have a problem, try dosing with plain Advantage.

sandwomn
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:15 pm


Do the nits fall off on their own?

I thought that I had to comb them out. I am to dose them again with Revolution and I am going to dose them with intervec tonight as well.
I never did see any lice just the nits on the bottom of the hair by her ears. My other three have the nits as well. Do I still try and comb them out and dose again with both or forget the combing and just dose?

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Mum
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:17 pm


I'd not bother with combing - just dose them.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:19 pm


The casings will be visible for some time (I guess, unless you remove them like you're doing). You should not see any bugs though.

sandwomn
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Post   » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:21 pm


Thanks!
Whew, I was worried there for a bit.
I haven't seen any bugs whatsover so that is a relief.
I will dose them then and try a better comb but if I can't get them all I won't stress my piggies out.

thanks so much for you help.

sandwomn
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Post   » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:06 pm


I noticed about two weeks ago that Miss Cleo was squeaking in pain when she was peeing/pooping and saw a spot of blood on her towel she was also bloated.

I took her into the vet and they took and xray and she was full of gas again. I have been giving her critical care for 7 days about 50 to 75 cc a day.

I noticed that she would poop out a ball of smooshy stuff after the critical care. Now she is not doing that which is good. Also I was giving her met cam daily for 7 days.

She is really good at taking it, she will reach for the syringe if I am not fast enough. She also takes vitiman C from my hand as well.

Her bloating is down alot and she is no longer squeaking when she poops. Her poops are mostly normal a little bit smaller than my males but drier than they have been.

I have been still giving her a feeding of critical care every second day. Does it hurt to keep on giving her the critical care?
I am feeding her KM pellets, timothy hay and limited veggies for now.
Does it sound like she might have had a bit of a blockage?

I have ordered a cavy kit from little piggie marketplace and hope to use some of the supplies from there as well.

Should I ask my vet for reglan? She seemed pretty cavy savvy and was really good with Miss Cleo.

thanks

Sandie

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:21 pm


Are you using any motility drugs and/or simethicone?
You can continue with the critical care.

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sus4rabbitsnpigs

Post   » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:55 pm


If she squeals in pain when she defecates and there is blood, you may want to have the vet rule out UTI or stones.

Simethicone should help with gas. Drier/ smaller poops may signal dehydration.

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