- And got the T-shirt
She'll get better pain control that way.
i would give her the first dose at 11am and the second dose around 11pm.
good news is she pees and poops good aside from the conga line of poops. just found it interesting. i never stopped giving her probiotics but i feel since she does not eat nearly enough hay, it may take a bit before she poops normally.
Edit: here is the image
right now i been giving her some water since i am not sure if this is the case but she was eating some hay and like 3 minutes later she started coughing every now and then. i thought maybe a piece of hay lodge itself in. i am not sure. she never coughed after this.
Edit 2: i gave her a small piece of lettuce. if there was something lodged in there, i thought maybe the lettuce was big enough to drag it down
[Edit by Lynx, adding poop pic permanently:]
- And got the T-shirt
The rule of thumb is that a guinea pig that's eating nothing else needs 100 cc. of Critical care per day for every kilogram it weighs, divided into 6-8 servings. Adjust up or down according to the weight of the pig and how much it's eating.
she only eats her veggies. that is the only thing she is willing to eat. she may eat a small piece of hay but thats it. water i have to syringe feed her which she has no problem.
it is war feeding her critical care with a syringe so i been trying other ways to make her be the one to eat it and it has worked great in the beginning. she just outright ignores it so i feel i have no choice but to force feed it to her. my main issue is the style she ignores the syringe has me worried how it will affect the incision site
just finished the critical care feeding. i tried the 1 cc like you guys suggested and it did work. i also did it with the big syringe in the end because it can hold more and i noticed after a bit of fighting, she started getting a bit tired so i took advantage of the big one. she stopped fighting with her usual intensity which made it easier. she took in a good amount as well.
i found another 1 cc syringe and cut the tip so i have 2 for next time.
one thing i did notice is she groomed herself to the best she could a few hours after coming back home from her operation. she has not groomed since then. i still feel some of her under chin hair semi sticky due too some dried up meds yesterday. with the critical care mess, i haven't seen her do so. i got water and dipped my finger to wash off all the critical care and dry meds at least.
- I dissent.
If she's only eating a small amount of veggies and no hay and no pellets, you will likely need to boost her intake by quite a bit in order to maintain (or increase) her weight. 3cc's is not a lot.