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She’s still not eating hay or green oats. Yet, every day, there is minor improvement. She already told all the pigs that she's back in for business, by showing her dominance and nipping their butt.
Will look into some natural herbs for heart enforcement in case I would be in this situation again. I have Plucky’s heart meds, but not forever.
Dandelions help, that’s easy, but in winter, I would need this in dried version of Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca).
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Result: a detailed teeth X-ray was done. The minor start of 2 teeth growing through the bottom of the jaw was detected. Since it's caught this early, even before he could feel it from the outside, it will be fixed soon.
Learned something more: piggies take days before pain meds kick in, so she needs to be on a very strong one till the end of the week. Meanwhile, we will see if she starts eating on her own. If she does not by Monday evening, her prognosis for recovering after surgery will be bad, because then her teeth will hurt even more. But,she already ate vegs the evening after her first dosage, looks promising.
The root of those 2 teeth will be demolished from the jaw, with a circular drill bit, instead of pulling them. Then, she will be able to keep the teeth and eat well. He will also file one overgrown tooth, as thse teeth hurt a lot now, that's why she won't eat. He will also take the hairy cyst out, which keeps coming back. It's a small one, you can compare it with a human pimple, lol.
Fingers crossed! She is always so grateful for being fed, never had a pig showing me such gratitude before. She now associated me with food, and I have become her best friend, she starts licking when she sees me. She used to do that when veggies were served, lol!!!
I keep forgetting to ask: how big is your cage? Why does it always look so roomy with so many cavies in it? My cages always look so crowded. The 3 cage is a 2X6 grid, and the 2 cage is 2X5 grid. Should I just take out everything but pads to lay on?
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SardonicSmile, those are too small for our pigs. Most piggies fit those well, but Swiss Teddies and Rex are just too big to fit the largest human hand sized car glove/sponge. These were made from Ikea bath rugs cut in half, so 2 come out of 1 rug.
Yuyu was not doing great on Metacam, so I called the vet and he said to stop it. She has other pain meds. I hate Metacam after loosing Bubbly on it. Yuyu is now eating well on her own, but she is still on Tramadol and Cisapride.