I've read where 3 drops of beano 2x day is good. Does anyone know about the Beano pills? That's all I can get my hands on right now.
Why do these things happen on Christmas?
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For the Simethicone dose this is from Judi Lainer:
I use .15cc, give or take a bit (its 1/2 the low end infant dose), and I use it 2x per day.
Reglan stimulates the gut to get food moving thru. I believe you can use all three concurrently.
If she's gulping air and is congested, there's a possibility of a heart problem. An xray will show fluid in the lungs for which Lasix is usually prescribed if there are other heart problem indicators like an enlarged liver.
No gulping for air, she doesn't seem to have runny eyes or nose either. No poops or anything since we have been home, about two hours.
I did find some Gas-x gelcaps and dipped my syringe tip in it to give her a couple of times. I don't have a needle, so couldn't get enough in the syringe to measure. I tried "thumping" her stomach, but didn't hear the hollow sound suggested on Guinealynx if bloat is present.
I did call the vet, but she said they wouldn't do x-rays after hours like this, and about all they would do is put her in an incubator. She thought she'd be better at home with someone to watch her. Thing is, I can watch herconstantly, but there isn't much I can do for her.
I've been syringing water and tried a bit of mushed pellets and a poop. But without any output, I hate to put anything more in. The good thing is that she has enough energy to protest the syringe.
One of ours is on Reglan daily due to motility problems. Big stomach and her weight shot up by 6 oz. over 2 or 3 days. She's also on beano drops to deal with potential gas. But the only signs of something wrong is her weight shooting up and slightly decreased activity(uncomfortable for her to move around as much as she'd like to).
You don't see them gulping for air - just the evidence of air in the tummy in an xray.
If she suddenly has difficulty holding her head up or walking then you will need an emergency vet for Lasix (if an xray indicates it's needed) and oxygen.
Try gently massaging her tummy.
The x-ray indicated lots of gas - and her stomach was even smaller this morning. I think the vet said "right up to her colon" - does that make sense? She suspects bacterial enteritis and has put her on bactrim. Lungs are clear and heart looked good. She is eating again.
They want to keep her overnight. The other two girls seem just fine.
Thanks for your help, Lynx and Pinta.
I did a search for aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide, and saw where Josephine hadn't heard of the aluminum hydroxide used for cavies.
In one Diocalm product, Diocalm Ultra, the active ingredient is loperamide hydrochloride EP 2.0 mg. And the inert ingredients are lactose, maize starch, microcystalline cellulose (avicel PH 101) , pregelatinised starch, croscarmellose, sodium, dimeticone.
Also recommended to relieve pain is Buscopan
Buscopan brings effective relief from the pain and discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), stomach cramps and painful periods (dysmenorrhoea). Buscopan works by relaxing painful muscle spasm.
The active ingredient is hyosine-N-butylbromide 10mg. Inactive ingredients are soluble starch, maize starch and sucrose.
If anyone knows if these are safe for cavies, I'd appreciate it. They may be UK products only (not sure).