- I dissent.
Fluffed up does indicate pain. I would contact your veterinarian if you feel as though her pain is not being managed effectively with the Metacam.
790 grams= 0.79 kg. so if i am doing this correctly, 0.79 x 3 tablespoon = 2.37 tablespoons of critical care?
she was 829 grams yesterday with food, today she is 846 grams without food. i gave her 12 cc of critical care yesterday in total. curious how that happened.
about the pain meds. a bit ago someone said the dosage she was on was already a bit high for her so i dont know if the vet would be willing to increase it, no?
Edit: i spoke with her surgeon and she said i can go from 0.15 twice a day to 0.25 twice a day. i will give that a shot
i was using a white towel but once she started biting it, i layed a blue fleece on top so she would stop.
Do you see poops at all during the day? Is she on any motility drugs? I don't remember if we talked on this topic about how they can eat all their poops but when you say her stomach is distended, if poop is not at all moving through and being seen or ingested, you want to get things moving.
and no, i looked around her cage as i cleaned were i had place hay (it was a good amount of it to encourage scavenging) and i only saw a few old dried up poop.
i have not seen her eat them. she probably goes out of her hut 3 times a day. majority of it is spent in her hut with the warm water bottle.
the day she came back from her operation and the following day after that i have seen her pee and poop as well. after that i have not been able to find an angle to see her pee/poop but the poop is something not around as often as it should be.
Feeding update: this morning i gave her 6 cc of critical care and all her meds with 3 syringe of water to start her off. she did eat veggies this morning.
right now, i gave her 10 cc of critical care and 1 syringe of water once i started seeing her not want her veggies (ate like 2% of it). i did mix the probiotic with the critical care batch. still have some left for tonight with it.
later, i will give another 10 cc of critical care plus her meds with 3 syringe of water to end the night. tomorrow i will increase more critical care cc since i had to prepare and fix my snowplower all day for tomorrows historic blizzard here. my body is destroyed
and i will try my best no matter how much war declarations she threatens me.
i have been keeping tabs on her incisions once every single day. i took pictures of them everyday for records. right now, it looks flaky which i assume is the healing process i think.
I gave her the 3 water syringe, the 2 meds and 3 syringe of critical care. That was all I could muster from the 10 I was gonna originally do. She didn't help since I think she felt my fingers allot more weaker than usual so she was hell.
Tomorrow is not gonna be fun.