Loud Coughing....Hairballs?

cea2001

Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 5:47 am


Josephine - If cavies do not vomit, is there any other explanation for what I saw my old cavy do? It used to really look like he was being sick. Perhaps it was half-masticated food that he used to spit out?...it´s a long time ago now but I distinctly remember him doing it.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 7:33 am


I think it always possible there are exceptions. Could be something different about your pig´s trachea or something. It does seem extremely uncommon though.

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:21 am


It was probably half-masticated food spat out. There are many times I have tried to pill my pigs and got green slime all over my finger. Sometimes they have a mouth full of half-chewed food when I check molars as well.

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Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:27 am


So a routine check of the mouth before starting any anesthetic for surgery would be a good idea?

Josephine
Little Jo Wheek

Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 11:36 am


I would do it. Again, my pigs are usually munching on treats up until I leave the house to take them. I make it a point to be sure they HAVE EATEN before the surgery! LOL! It is the opposite of dogs and cats, I know, but they do vomit--unlike cavies.
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