I did stop feeding in the night, is that what caused this?
she eats pellets now, hay and veg. not as much as she used to mind..
I think I'll still give her some CC & water during the day, just to prevent anything bad happening.
I'll see her eat happily and then suddenly she moves away like she's forgotten what she was doing or like something spooked her when nothing's going on.
I hope her little brain didn't fry..
She also doesn't drink much from the water bottle. I got her to do maybe 5 licks from it last night & she kinda hesitates like she wants to, but doesn't want to and then moves on.
Anyway, she's going to the vet with Squee today.
here are her weights from the last few days:
Feb 5 : 1,117kg
Feb 6 : 1,207kg
Feb 7 : 1,108kg
Feb 8 : 1,130kg
Feb 9 : 1,100kg
To me it still fluctuates too much, but not as dramatically as I thought. Really wish I could just edit my other post or at least delete it.
Anyway, I'll be sure to use a calculator in the future!
we went to vet on tuesday and she got the all clear. I'm so relieved!
Scruffles has pasty diarrhea again. *sigh*
Of course I'll be feeding her pro biotics, vit C & CC to firm things up again.
Do you think chucking her on bactrim for a week would help? we have lots of it as Squee was treated with it before the op & we have lots left over.
I can't see the vet until monday, so until then I'll have to fight on.
She's pretty much still herself, eats, drinks..just pastes. heh..
Boy do I understand how you feel. It'd be nice to be right sometimes about the good stuff, but it never seems to work out that way, only the bad stuff. :-(
Is the paste paste or full-on watery diarrhea? Without reading back, what cleared it last time?
I'm reluctant to second the Bactrim idea in that it will mess up any tests or analyses they might want to do on Monday.
She also started to get a snotty nose again, clear, but she's had this on and off since before the surgery.
the vet said she couldn't hear anything, but I swear she has a minor URI going on.
There's no dust in their cage, hay is dust free (oxbow orchard) & they are on fleece.
I also don't hear her sneeze, but her eye are more watery and a little dirty.
Last time I stopped the AB which kept it away & feeding her banana that firmed up her poo within hours (both before and after I stopped AB).
Her weight today is 1,042kg.
fingers crossed she stays this way.. her weights gone up a bit by 40g.
She's eating fine, pooping, peeing, behaving normally...
Then yesterday I noticed her left ear. Now she's always had dry ears & it has gotten worse after we left the heating on low overnight for all the ill piggers, but I've never seen it like this:
It's shiny because of the moisturizer from gorgeous guineas, but it's incredibly cracked.
Could this still be just dry skin? ringworm was ruled out last year & apart from her ears nothing else is dry which makes me think not fungal. plus when it's dry it doesn't look anything like ear mites or fungal probs. no layers of scabs etc. just dry cracked skin.
Is there a better treatment out there for this? her ears really hurt her atm, which is no surprise really.
And what about her weight loss?
I feel another vet visit is in order..........
When my vet has time she'll go back through and clip the point off the back nails. This makes them much safer. Otherwise we file them down. (Warning: guinea pigs do NOT like the vibration and the noise filing makes. Be prepared for her to yell about it.)
I would apply a very thin layer of KY jelly to that. This has a glycerin base and a small amount of chlorhexidine gluconate (antimicrobial) in it.
She is a Rex or Teddy, correct? They have the worst dry skin problems and they're always ten times worse in winter.
Delicately ignore what the product is usually used and sold for