Lynx wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:15 am
Was one of the things above incorrect? How did you find him allergic to pellets while he was on them? What brand of pellets was he eating and what are the ingredients?
I am glad you now have such a thorough vet. I hope you can make some progress on this. Is he getting any fresh vegetables right now? Introduced one at a time to make sure an individual vegetable is not causing problems?
I was a bit unclear. After he didn't improve after over a week without veggies I started to notice that he got slightly worse after eating pellets and then tested by omitting evening pellets, and he was slightly better next day. It improved further after 3 days without which was when we had our appointment at the vet.
He is not getting any veggies currently. I tried to give him cilantro, but he got insanely gassy. Im worried everything makes him gassy at this point due to inflamed intestine. (He IS keeping his weight, although he is only 800g)
The selection here in PL is quite different, but he was on Versele Laga Cavia complete for most his life and this was what he was eating in the above situation as well.
The vet then recommended Beaphar Nature which worked wonders, but he regressed back after 4 days (no change in diet or medications).
Now we will try Brit Animal (alfalfa based, Im sceptical but have to check if it works for him) and JR Farm grainless.
VL cavia complete: Poor info but vets here claim its good one (timothy, grasses and herbs 7%), fruit (elderberry 5%), minerals, seeds (linseed 2%), fructo-oligosaccharides (0.3%), calendula, yucca. Listed as grain free.
Beaphar Nature: (Timothy hay 49%, Herbal hay 10%, Chicory 5%, Inulin 0.2%, Yucca Schidigera 0.05%, Grapeseed extract 0.01%), Seeds, Vegetable Protein extracts, Fruit (Apple 5%), Minerals, Oils and fats, Yeast, Algae (Spirulina 0.01%).
Brit Animal: alfalfa, herbs (nettle, dandelion, plantain), corn, dried apples, wheat, carrot, rosehips, linseed, brewer´s yeast, Spirulina, paprika extract, mannan-oligosaccharides (75 mg/kg), fructo-oligosaccharides (50 mg/kg), milk thistle (50 mg/kg), Yucca schidigera extract (45 mg/kg).
JR Farm grainless complete: Alpine meadow grass (incl. timothy grass, foxtail, false oatgrass, cat grass, downy oatgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, red clover, meadow buttercup, sweet vernal grass, Yorkshire fog, yellow oatgrass, common vetch, hop clover, dandelion, ribwort, cowslip, shasta daisy, common daisy, greater burnet-saxifrage, meadowwort, parsnips, sorrel, germander speedwell, common hornweed, perennial ryegrass, soft brome, bird vetch, bush vetch, tridentate orchid, bulbous buttercup, yellow rattle, chervil, yarrow), pea flakes, broad bean flakes, carrots, parsnips, linseed, black onion seed, peppermint, nettle, lemon balm, beetroot, apple, fennel seed, dandelion (0.3%), chamomile.
Id gladly take advice regarding pellets to try. We are already ordering Orchard grass from the Hay Experts, so might as well order pellets from abroad too.
bpatters wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:27 am
If he's not getting pellets or veggies, be sure to supplement him with vitamin C. Just don't put it in his water bottle.
But yay for a thorough vet!
Oh yes! I like her a lot, and so does Z!
He is currently getting cebion vit C via syringe (50mg) daily. He is such an easy pig to treat. If it comes in a syringe he will love it!