So i took them to the vet, but the cavy vet that treated them previously didn't work there anymore and another one showed up in front of me. He said that the mites should have died with one dose of revolution, so instead gave them some kind of injection and i'm not sure of what. I wanted to ask if it was Ivomec but i live in Finland for only 1 year so i haven't learned the language and my husband is the one who has to take care of the translation. He said to return for another injection in 15 days.
They went there this Tuesday, and today Momo has soft droppings, they are also shaped differently and seem to crumble easily. This morning when i weighed her she had lost 10 grams but they seem to have these weight flunctuations sometimes.I also witheld veggies from her diet for today. She is eating hay, pellets and drinking water as normal, she even popcorned a bit when i refilled the hayrack with fresh hay.
Could this be caused by the injection? Should i continue not giving her veggies until the droppings return to normal? I found another small animals vet, now that the previous one doesn't work at the clinic anymore, and she said that it could be caused by the injection and if she doesn't get better by tommorow to take her there.
I'm so worried :<
I'll be calling the vet tommorow to see if he will give me information on what he injected her.
Should i not give her veggies tonight and see if she gets better by the morning?
She is now down 2ounces/50 gr from her weight-in on Saturday but she's also eating alot less veggies.
How long does it usually take for the poops to return to normal?
She already has a vet appointment scheduled for tommorow, but i always get paranoid that the vet won't know what she is doing. *sigh*
I don't really know what to do, i hope the vet is competent...
I'll post here after i come to the vet to see if she has told me the right thing to do.
I took them all to the vet and all got an invermectin injection, even though she did a skin scrapping and found no mites or lice, i still asked her to complete the treatment.
She said that since Momo's poop improve when i take veggies out of her diet, that i should re-introduce them slowly to her again. Since she gave the same advice as everyone in here i feel more at ease.
Thanks for all the help!
And many folks will tell you skin scrapings aren't very useful. If you suspect mites, you can easily treat yourself at home with Ivermectin.
I still insisted on finishing the treatment for my two older sows(they had the first shot a week before) and starting a treatment for the new little one.
If in the morning her poops haven't improved i'm just going to call there and see if they will do those tests. If not i'm just going to try yet another vet.
- Obey My Authority
I too would recommend a fecal sample culture.
Do you feel comfortable with this current vet, if not, it is never to early to start looking for a real cavy savvy vet around your neighborhood.
they do not come easy, but once you find one, knowledgeable vets are priceless.
I'm going to wait until tommorow to see if her poops are still mooshy, if so i'll ring this new vet to see what she wants to do. If she won't do these exams i'll just try yet another vet. It's just that i'm running out of small animal doctors around these parts x_X
My husband explained that her poops were soft since Friday and that removing veggies didn't solve the problem and she blamed it on the Invermectin injection and that i should wait for 2 weeks for it to improve and not give her any veggies until then...
Somehow this doesn't sound good?
Called yet another vet(last one in the list). She said that it can't be the invermectin. So she told me to watch her poops for the weekend, and if they get normal again i should only re-introduce veggies to her in a week, so it doesn't upset her tummy again.
If they remain soft i should go there on Monday.
What do you think?