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Expected treatment for bloat?

Liane

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I’m on my way to our local vet with Missy who I suspect has bloat, I can’t get to Simon due to another personal emergency occurring today.

please can someone tell me what treatment I should expect/ask for? I’m in a bit of a state already and don’t want her to be given inadequate care.
Thank you

edit: I’m also googling/searching the forums
 

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I’m on my way to our local vet with Missy who I suspect has bloat, I can’t get to Simon due to another personal emergency occurring today.

please can someone tell me what treatment I should expect/ask for? I’m in a bit of a state already and don’t want her to be given inadequate care.
Thank you

edit: I’m also googling/searching the forums
Hi!

You may find this guide here very helpful: Digestive Disorders: Diarrhea - Bloat - GI Stasis (No Gut Movement) And Not Eating
The medical part has been proof-read by an experienced guinea pig keeping exotics nurse but the medications are very much standard for any digestive problems. There is very little choice when it comes to guinea pigs.

All the best!
 

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Usually lots of fluids and gut stimulants. They sometimes keep them in until they are confident the bloat has subsided and they are eating again. I’ve been in this situation a few times whilst Odin has been poorly.
Fingers crossed for your little girl 💕
 

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Hi!

You may find this guide here very helpful: Digestive Disorders: Diarrhea - Bloat - GI Stasis (No Gut Movement) And Not Eating
The medical part has been proof-read by an experienced guinea pig keeping exotics nurse but the medications are very much standard for any digestive problems. There is very little choice when it comes to guinea pigs.

All the best!
thank you, this is very helpful. Missy had fluids, metacam, and emeprid at the vets and more to take at home. She’s being syringe fed, too.

The vet was able to hear gut sounds and she did produce some poops in the vets so that’s a positive.

She’s really not in a good way though and I’m very worried. I just hope i got her to the vet in time 😢
 

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thank you, this is very helpful. Missy had fluids, metacam, and emeprid at the vets and more to take at home. She’s being syringe fed, too.

The vet was able to hear gut sounds and she did produce some poops in the vets so that’s a positive.

She’s really not in a good way though and I’m very worried. I just hope i got her to the vet in time 😢
Poops and gut sounds are a great sign! Fingers crossed for her. Hope you’re ok 💕
 

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thank you, this is very helpful. Missy had fluids, metacam, and emeprid at the vets and more to take at home. She’s being syringe fed, too.

The vet was able to hear gut sounds and she did produce some poops in the vets so that’s a positive.

She’s really not in a good way though and I’m very worried. I just hope i got her to the vet in time 😢
Fingers very firmly crossed! Please be aware that severe bloat comes in waves. It is a fight that can take days or even weeks.
Be strong for Missy and hang in there as best as you can. Make sure that you snatch some sleep in between, too, especially when it is dragging on.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss.
Please remember that you had her seen by a vet and did everything possible for your girl.

We also lost a piggy to bloat and I know how devastating it can be.
We had nursed her through several previous episodes, had a good treatment plan in place, and were working closely with our vet. It is a difficult and unpredictable illness even when you do your absolute best.

Be kind to yourself.
 

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So so sorry for your loss. Please know you did everything you could for her. Hope you’re ok 🌈💕
 

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I am so very sorry that you lost your beautiful girl. Big hugs from me and the piggies. :hug:

Popcorn free across the rainbow bridge Missy. 💕🌈
 

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Thank you for your kind comments. Still can’t quite believe she’s gone, and so suddenly. It’s very quiet without her 😢
 
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