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Constipated Piggy

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My 9 month old male guinea pig has been constipated for a few days now. After an expensive trip to a 24 hour vets yesterday he was given a pain relief injection and i've so far given him 3 doses of Ranitidine but he still doesn't show any signs of improvement in the toilet department. He's becoming a bit more active and is eating still but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this before and could offer advice/ experience?

ps. ive checked his downstairs region and there doesnt seem to be any sign of impaction.
 

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My 9 month old male guinea pig has been constipated for a few days now. After an expensive trip to a 24 hour vets yesterday he was given a pain relief injection and i've so far given him 3 doses of Ranitidine but he still doesn't show any signs of improvement in the toilet department. He's becoming a bit more active and is eating still but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this before and could offer advice/ experience?

ps. ive checked his downstairs region and there doesnt seem to be any sign of impaction.
Has your vet x rayed him to check for a blockage?
 

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Zanctac will help start getting the guts moving, I would ask the vet for some emeprid too another guit stim that works together well with Zantac as they work on different areas of the gut. It can take a few days for the guts to start working again. Did the vet think it was gas or bloat?

What is he eating?

The vet checked for impaction?
 

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Zanctac will help start getting the guts moving, I would ask the vet for some emeprid too another guit stim that works together well with Zantac as they work on different areas of the gut. It can take a few days for the guts to start working again. Did the vet think it was gas or bloat?

What is he eating?

The vet checked for impaction?

He actually just had a tiny poop which is a good sign. He's eating a lot more than he was yesterday and the previous days before however ive still been giving him water through a syringe because he doesnt seem to be drinking.

The vet didnt mention anything about impaction, i just know about it from reading other forums. He prescribed zanctac for 5 days every 12 hours so I'm going to see how he gets on and go to the vet if i think he's not getting better. He seems more in character now, I'm just a little worried as a first time owner.
 

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Also, currently today he's ate a bit of corriander, carrot, romaine lettuce and hay.
 

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It's great he's eating! If his poops don't return to normal soon, I'd see if a vet can check for a blockage just in case - all that food must be going somewhere! :)
 

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It's great he's eating! If his poops don't return to normal soon, I'd see if a vet can check for a blockage just in case - all that food must be going somewhere! :)
hahah yeah thats what i think :) Ill update this post on his condition, thanks!
 

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Eating us a good sign as is poo! Keep going with the meds, poo is a great sign
 

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Has your vet x rayed him to check for a blockage?
Zanctac will help start getting the guts moving, I would ask the vet for some emeprid too another guit stim that works together well with Zantac as they work on different areas of the gut. It can take a few days for the guts to start working again. Did the vet think it was gas or bloat?

What is he eating?

The vet checked for impaction?
It's great he's eating! If his poops don't return to normal soon, I'd see if a vet can check for a blockage just in case - all that food must be going somewhere! :)
Eating us a good sign as is poo! Keep going with the meds, poo is a great sign
thanks for your help guys, Jackson is back to his normal self after 5 days on zantac! I guess it just takes a while to kick in.
 
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