As my wife held her, she peed again. Distinct blood, wincing and crying while peeing. We gave her .2ml Metacam (10mg/ml) since this is probably rather painful. She's 2lbs. 6oz. (1,110g).
Interestingly enough, we were going to bring her to the vet with Snuggles to keep him company. Now it looks like she will be joining her boyfriend as a patient. Our appointment is for 1PM.
We will keep you updated. It seems like this could be one of a number of problems.
However, my wife notes that she's not in pain at all when she poops. Pain while pooping according to the GL medical pages is a sign of stones.
Erin - You just might meet the little girl, then. If she requires medicating, she's taking a trip to Pittsburgh with us.
Marilyn was examined and X-rayed. The good news is that she is stone free! In fact, he remearked on her remarkably good health. The bad news is that she does have a UTI, at least unofficially. Marilyn happily provided the vet a urine sample (she also provided me, on my shirt!). A small bit was tested for blood, which was positive. A full urine culture is also being taken. We will get the results while we're away, so updates will wait till we get back.
She was prescribed .7ml Baytril twice daily (10mg/ml) for 14 days.
With all this, she is the lucky winner of a vacation to sunny Pittsburgh. She will be traveling with fellow patient, Snuggles.
At least traveling in pairs is less stressful for the pigs!
Baytril may control it but may not cure it. I had to fight my vet to get bactrim after the baytril didn't work (a day after stopping treatment, she started bleeding again). And it may actually require more than 2 weeks of treatment. Not posting on your other thread but glad they will both be in your hands on vacation.
- E's Moriarity
We have tons of Baytril now and both pigs will keep getting it as long as we have any.
If you end up with baytril and notice any problems or recurrence after stopping the meds, do lobby for bactrim.
- Knee Deep
Good luck, I can be excited to meet two of Florida's famous pigs - just a shame they are coming due to illness.
I have Benebac for the car trips, since mining for fresh poop will be difficult on the road (driving straight through!). The trip is 18-19 hours and is 1,200 miles.
I've also pre-cut the coroplast needed to build two 2x5's, one for my MIL's new piggie and another for the happy couple. When we get to PGH, we'll score and fold the sides and tape the halves together (wife's really good with the tape) and voila, comfy piggie digs! My wife and her mom will do that, after 19 hours behind the wheel, I'm going to pass out.
To be honest, I miss my pigs bitterly on road trips. Bringing a pair with me will cut that down considerably.