1. For the pain killer-Carprofen, can I give him 0.2 ml twice a day as in the case of Metcam and said by NoCableisSafe?
2. Is it necessary to apply the ointment as I am scared it may not be the right one and he may lick it from the wound?
For the probiotic, I will stick to half a dropping of other guinea pigs poop with water twice a day.
3. Can someone please tell me if I am going right with the Betadine solution?
PooksiedAnimals- He was having soft pellets before the surgery also and it has become softer. He is eating a little everytime I give him food and I make it a point to give him fresh food every one-two hours. I have not been hand feeding him.
4. Should I be concerned about the diarrhoea now?
I also gave 0.5 ml of Septran to him. Would that be enough?
I will now give him one poop in water,so that will be around 0.2-0.3 ml and the same amount of water. Would this be adequate?
After how many hours should I give him a second round of dosage of pain killer, antibiotics and probiotics?
He has been eating very little and even lesser from yesterday. Should I hand feed him? I will check his weight at night. Currently he is 820 grams.
Is the dosage of the pain killer and antibiotics that I gave too much due to which he has reduced eating? What dosage should I give then?
Someone please help. I don't want my Cupid to suffer because of something I am doing wrong.
- Supporter in '13
Stay at that dosage with the Septran for now.
Antibiotics should be every 12 hours. Poop soup should be 1-2 hours after every dose of antibiotic.
With the pain relief, I'm not sure on the dose, but a good way to administer a pill is to cut it, crush the amount you need (was a quarter a pill for us), mix it in a little baby food and syringe feed it.
For the pain killer, I gave him half a tablet (25mg) dissolved in water and from that solution gave 0.2 ml in the morning. He was sleeping most of the time after that. He ate in between intervals when he woke up though but less.
Should I give him one more dose at night since I have already completed the dosage told by you (a quarter pill)?
I don't want to overdose him with any medicine.
Thank you in advance for the help.
- Supporter in '13
If you look at that page, it says Carprofen - 4mg per kg every 24 hours. I hope that helps.
And yes, if he's losing weight you should be handfeeding. http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html
The full tablet was 50 mg and I gave half, that is 25 mg dissolved in water and gave 0.2 ml of that solution.
Can some one please help with the dosage and frequency of the pain killer?
Also can I give the pain killer directly or maybe mix it with a plurry of vegetables because the baby food here contains lactose?
According to what Jessie said, I calculated the dosage of the pain killer. It will be less than a pinch of the whole tablet. Please correct me if I am wrong. Can you please tell me if I can syringe feed this dosage directly in his mouth?
You can give the poop soup however you want. On its own, mashed with vegetables. You dose most pain relief by the mouth. It doesn't matter if you give it just in water or in a puree.
I give vegetables and wheat grass, concentrating more on the vegetables.
Cupid had done his surgery three days back and I started with his pain killer the next day, so today was his second day of pain killer.
For how many days should I give him antibiotics, pain killer and probiotics?
In the diet you're describing of only grass and vegetables you'd want to focus more on grass than vegetables. No pellet diets focus heavily on 24 hour access to hay with lots of vegetables added. I understand you're struggling a bit more over there, I'm just trying to help you understand why I keep nagging at you.
For surgery I only give pain relief for three days post op UNLESS the pig shows signs of still being in pain after the operation. I would only give Cupid one more dose of pain relief and then observe him.
Probiotic is given for as long as you are giving antibiotics and if he has runny poops you can continue this until his poops are back to normal.
Antibiotic depends on why you're using it. Normally for an abscess I've been advised by my vet to give the antibiotic until the wound has closed over (7 days, normally, because for the huge abscesses I've dealt with we keep the wound open until all puss has gone but it doesn't sound like you're having issues with the wound). Longer for an actual infection. 3 days if it's just preventative and everything is going well.
Here is a supplier in Mumbai:
Try to to find a place that breeds guinea pigs for veterinary colleges and the like... they will have pellets and hay available. This needs to be done ASAP.
If there is a horse stable near you, you can perhaps find some hay or compressed hay pellets.
High end pet supply stores (there are lots on Mumbai) have started carrying small bags of imported hay. They may be a bit pricey, but will make a huge difference in the healing process.
Google is your friend!
I will have to find out what is meadow hay called here and if it is available. I had contacted the supplier Pimpinpuji provided and he will get back to me if he can deliver to my home.
I am still giving antibiotics to Cupid inspite of being 9th day of his surgery today because the wound hasn't healed and there is a little swelling. The wound is kept open and I flush it with Betadine solution twice a day.
Should I continue giving him antibiotics?
Took him to the vet today and when he pressed the surrounding area of the wound, Cupid cried with pain but the vet said not to worry as long as the wound is healing.
Should I be concerned?