Fecal vs. culture vs. gram stain -- explanation
Love to all your fur babies
One day in the late afternoon I went into my guinea pig room and lo and behold a huge poop the size and shape and color of a green been. I ran and got my ma, "MOM! We need to take them to the vet at once." My mom startled then looked at the poop. "Darling, that's a green bean."
Are green beans poisonous for your piggies?
Crease very pronounced - not normal for her
Hard, shiny, dryish
Also much more fibrous texture than normal pig poos
Her symptoms other than the poo are consistent with UTI
Crying and grunting when pooing
Though I have yet to determine if she is crying when peeing she did have that smell of infection when I cleaned her privates. Going to vet this week.
I wanted to post the poo pics and ask for any other thoughts on that.
In 15 years of piggy slavery I cannot recall another pig pooing exactly like these. That doesn't mean I never saw one. It means if I did see some I don't remember it now. Anyway, thanks for anyone who can help with ideas and stuff.
Close up -
- Supporting my GL Habit
I've never seen poo shaped like this. They were firm, slightly skinnier than normal poo, but one long tube. I wasn't sure if this was from the coroplast Pinni managed to eat the night before, or if it was from the subcues and hydrochlorothiazide she had just started receiving.
They cleared up within 24 hours (first becoming soft, but normal shaped, then returning to the standard shape).