Jay and Jersey's thread

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:47 am


It seems to me that there's something in the environment -- virus, fungus, bacteria, whatever. Losing four other animals the same way suggests some cause external to the animals themselves, not a heart condition.

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:33 am


The first two piggies, dog and rabbit left us before we moved here. So guessing a URI is out of the question too? The other 3 piggies Jinx, Jewel and Jay for now touching wood are normal. Would it change of hay? Due to drought and bush fires we have take what we can get. Thanks bpatters.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:26 pm


I know some grasses, like Johnson grass, can be a big problem during drought. If you have people who raise horses in the area, they might be able to tell you something about the hay and how safe it is.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:14 am


That’s got to be so difficult, Daisymay. I wouldn’t think URI if it’s been going on this long. I hope you and the vet can figure this out.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:27 pm


Due to the recent losses of Jill and baby Jersey can one give their piggies wheaten hay? https://www.coopersmylor.com.au/collections/hay

Tried the meadow hay but all girls weren't over keen, think it might helped in the losses of our babies. What do you suggest?
Very limited here!

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:16 pm


It looks so dry and brown. Reminds me of straw. Unfortunately I do not know anything about wheaten hay but from the looks, I so wish you had some better quality hay available.

I think you will have to experiment to see what works best for them. We always suggest trying to track down a horse farm to see what hays they feed because they generally try to find the best quality hay available.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:53 am


Thanks Lynx. Rang about a dozen stables and they feed their horses lucerne, wheaten, rye,oaten or chaff. So no luck there. Now out of hay and don't know what to do. Timothy hay isn't grown here and is $40.00 for a 2kg bag. Don't know what I am going to do. Back to the drawing board!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:10 am


Lynx I will send you a picture via email. It has taken be a long time to write this as I have had a hard year with my husband leaving me and 2 fur babies passing.
Jersey
18/10/2019 to 18/08/2021
It is with great sadness that I have to say on August 18th 2021 I lost Jersey 2 months short of her second birthday. Jay and she were having usual spats and she was quiet. then on the 18th whilst cleaning her out I moved her bed with her in it. I turned and noticed she had come out of bed and curled like a cat. When I went to pick her up she was gone.

Our time together was so short. You were gone before you lived life to the full! You were a strange one preferring your own company and didn't like to be held. you always made me laugh after being cleaned out you would try and out popcorn Jay and often smash into each other or you'd fall over. Loved the way you'd do zoomies and were so full of happiness.

What little time we had together dear one I will treasure! I am sure Jill who went 4 weeks before you went to make a place for you! I will miss you darling and lament how short our time together was. In my heart now and for ever my little sweet pea. Loved and never forgotten. Behave yourself till we meet again!

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:15 am


Now for Jay, she seems off her food and has lost weight. She has gone from 900grams to 830grams in 6 weeks. Last time at vet there was a trace of blood in her urine so have started a course for 7 days of Bactrim. Jewel who was 980grams got 0.01mls twice a day. So have put Jay on 0.025mls twice a day.

After 4 doses there has been no change. Is she getting enough? Please don't ask me strength as Bactrim just put into a container with no strength on the bottle. Any advice much appreciated. Am seriously thinking of giving her Critical Care to stabilise her. What do you think? Thanks in advance.

Bookfan
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:35 am


I'm sorry you've had such a hard year. Losing a 2-year-old is tough. I'll let someone else weigh in on the Bactrim.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:23 pm


I am adding a compilation of your pics of Jersey. She is so beautiful.
I am unsure which topic you wanted me to reopen (per your email). And indeed, I am so sorry about your losses.

Critical care would likely help maintain her weight if you are seeing weight loss.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:26 pm


Thank-you Lynx, and Bookfan. It was how she went that was a shock! One second alive the next just silently slipped away.

The thread Lynx was Jaffa, Jupiter and Jill and add what I wrote. Here is link to thread. https://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=72033&p=2317221&hilit=Jupiter#p2317221
Thanks for adding pictures Lynx. Sorry they are of poor quality. RIP little girl too precious for this world. You now have your wings. Fly high and free! Miss you so much!

I made mistake with Bactrim Jewel 980grams was getting 0.1mls Jay is 830grams I am giving her half of what Jewel got. But vet said it is 0.1ml to 1kg and as Jewel 980 and Jay 830 they are both close to a kilo so give 0.1 to both. why are my girls since moving getting plagued with bladder infections? They were on rain water now on bottled water. Thanks again!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:43 pm


I believe you had written me and requested that it be locked some time ago.

I have unlocked that topic for you and encourage you to add whatever you wish to add to that topic.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:46 pm


I sent it to you via Guinea Lynx message. I think I got a copy sent to me. I will have a look and copy and paste it. Thanks Lynx.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:19 pm


I’m sorry to hear you had such a troublesome year, and that you lost Jersey. She is lovely and I’m glad to hear she was happy and popcorning and that she had a joyful life.

The Bactria dosage that your vet recommended sounds reasonable. If there is weight loss, I would feed critical care as long as she takes it easily. I would think the extra nutrition would help her recovery.

Best of luck to you, keep us informed how things go.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 08, 2021 12:19 am


Thank-you ItsaZoo for you kind words and well wishes. 2 and a half hours and off to the vet. Will take justice to just to be weighed. Last time she was 440grams at 8 weeks of age. Will keep you posted on Jay.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:41 am


OK, been to the vet and in my opinion a waste of time and money. He looked at teeth, eyes and ears all normal. Did not check anywhere else.

He took temperature and normal. He then checked mouth again and came to conclusion she had something caught in her throat. How he can assume this puzzled me. He syringed water inside and water brown in colour-like hay. After 2 syringes of water it was clear water that came out.

So am to continue with Bactrim for 7 days, and to start to hand feed. I had her out cause cleaning her pen then kept her out ready for vet and at vet-total out 2 and a half hours and she did not do a pee. Vet said bladder only had small amount in it.

Will keep you posted. Have to watch weight and bring back Monday if no better. Sooner if worse. I curse vets and their lack of guinea pig knowledge!!!

Lisa12

Post   » Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:19 am


I am so sorry for your loss...

May JErsey live forever on the other side!!

I lost Galli very young too..but his impact was so big as we would be together forever...

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:31 pm


Thank-you Lisa12 for your kind words. Sorry to hear of your lost of your Galli. May both Galli and Jersey be playing nicely.

Jay is still losing weight and not eating much. I am syringe feeding her 5 times a day. She started off well but now she has tampered off a little each feed. She is spending most of her time in her bed. I pray she gets better can't bear the thought of losing another so soon. Will keep you posted!

puffin

Post   » Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:54 pm


Sending you and Jay good thoughts. And so sorry for the loss of beautiful and sweet Jersey. It sounds like a terrible year, and I do understand the worry over losing another piggie. I am so hoping this turns the corner and Jay gets on the mend.

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