You can't miss the smell of abscess - or ever mistake it again!Haha thank you for your kind words, after what came out of his bum I'm tempted to give him back
I managed to keep myself from being sick on the poor lad, by not eating for 8 hours before
Yes he's way too light at roughly 550grams, half the size of Tonks (1 kg) who had 0.4 when she had her urine infection.You can't miss the smell of abscess - or ever mistake it again!
Please top up with syringe feed and probiotics. The baytril dosage is still very low. A 1 kg guinea pig can have 0.4 ml of baytril twice daily. How much is your boy?
Thanks for your reply!If he is not eating at all you need to syringe feed him as much as he will take. I used to feed my girl 20mls of food each feed and fed her at least twice a day, usually 3 times.
Is he eating at all for himself?
Yes, I'm still not sure on that front. My vet suggested getting his infection under control a bit and then possibly have some scans to see what sort of damage could have been done during his previous neuter.Is this the lad who was peeing out of his bottom.
Thanks for your reply!If he is losing weight then you need to feed him as much as you can to keep him going and to keep the weight on him. I always used crushed up pellets mixed with water as my girl didn't take to the critical care. I managed to keep her weight fairly stable by syringe feeding (didn't put weight on but didn't lose much more). You need to try and feed 90mls a day for a piggy who isn't really eating so you may want to adjust if he is eating by himself (each feed usually around 10-20mls depending on how much the piggy will take). I would say with him being so small you would need to feed at least 3 times per day, more if you can. It is hard work with the ones who struggle which is why I used her normal pellets as she loved them and snatched the syringe off me rather than refusing it.
This is the syringe feeding guide Complete Syringe Feeding Guide
Thank you for your kind words, I couldn't get him any sooner unfortunately. They thought they were doing right by him and didn't realise there was still infectionHe will get better with your lovely care. How comes you couldn't get him sooner, then it would have been easier to get on top of the infection. Keep doing what your doing, has the vet got any idea on recovery time. Is he going to be a husboar. I am having all sorts of problems getting mine matched. Once you can get some food & water in him he will pick.Good luck. Although you won't need it.
I had a new hamster for about 4 weeks & I thought he had wind or it was a defensive trick. I turned him over & he had a foul load of pus. We don't know whether it's bladder or womb. He was a bad tempered hammy 2 days into his treatment & he hasn't bit me since.
I will! Probably won't be for a few weeks/months yet I'd imagine.He will get better, tell me how he gets on being a husboar at the moment I'm getting mixed signals. Like you I worry with the bonding.
Thank you very much, I hope it works! If love cured everything he'd be better by now, I'm totally smitten!Oh goodness what a challenging time you are having. Sounds like you are on a steep learning curve. He is a very lucky boy to have such dedicated love and care.
Hope he gets abscess free very soon.