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Jelly like substance.....

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Glynis

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Can anyone advise me?

Since Saturday i've noticed Duke 3 times now after he's done his poos has a jelly like substance attached to the poo. Sorry yukky subject but need help on this one.

He's not eating, only when i syringe or rip up food into tiny pieces. Poor little munchkin is loosing weight steadily now, 10g most days :(

I'm doing the metacam once a day in the morning and also giving him colic drops as he had a rumbling sound coming from his tummy.

He seems to want to eat but sniffs and turns away, i've check the front teeth they're OK and he's not dropping anything out of his mouth whist eating.

Thanks, Glynis
 

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Sounds like mucus. I have not noticed this in a guinea, so I can't really help.

i wonder if he has problems absorbing food. Poor love.
 
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Glynis, he really needs to see someone and you need to get some food into him. Even if its just pureed baby food.
Its rarely the front teeth that are the problem, its most always the back teeth. try putting your little finger in his mouth (go in through the side behind his front teeth so he can't bite you) and run it along the middle and over the back teeth. It should feel smooth on the teeth and you should be able to feel a space between the teeth either side.

The yukky poo could well be a result of swallowing salive from notr being able to eat.

These are all the same symptoms as George had.
Good luck
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cavykind

[colorr]In my prsonal opinion.....

This guina pig ns to s a comptnt guina pig vt toay.

Mucus in th stools may b inicativ of bowl inflammation an if untrat this can b vry srious an vntually rsult in bling from th bowl mucosa...an thn th guina pig or any animal is in angr of sconary infction...this can b srious.

Plas [colorr]on't tak this prsonally as it is not intn...but has this guina sn a goo guina vt sinc Saturay? It coul b tth but it may b a bowl infction? Possibl both? A prob lik this ns profssional avic an tratmnt.

If it wr my own or a rscu guina, w woul hav an appointmnt lin up for this vning.

Barbara
 
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cavykind

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try putting your littl fingr in his mouth (go in through th si bhin his front tth so h can't bit you) an run it along th mil an ovr th back tth. It shoul fl smooth on th tth an you shoul b abl to fl a spac btwn th tth ithr si.
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[colorr]This is not a prsonal commnt ~

But vn as a vry xprinc guina pig ownr an rscur, I cannot always jug th conition of th molars. Dcisions about tth problms, can...[colorr]in my xprinc.....only b jug by a comptnt vt or th th T.

Barbara
 
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[quotcavykin ]
[quotDbbi ]
try putting your littl fingr in his mouth (go in through th si bhin his front tth so h can't bit you) an run it along th mil an ovr th back tth. It shoul fl smooth on th tth an you shoul b abl to fl a spac btwn th tth ithr si.
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[colorr]This is not a prsonal commnt ~

But vn as a vry xprinc guina pig ownr an rscur, I cannot always jug th conition of th molars. Dcisions about tth problms, can...[colorr]in my xprinc.....only b jug by a comptnt vt or th th T.


Vts hav a spcial thing that thy put in thir mouth (has a light on it as wll) an can hav a goo luck aroun. Sorry ont know th right nam! Patch ha this on whn h wasnt ating an it took th vt a whil bfor sh was happy about it.

Mary
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cavykind

You are right Mary and a good vet can get a good idea of tooth probs just by doing this. My vets have let me take a lookie and you can indeed see the teeth curving over the tongue. Even when I couldn't feel them.

Barbara

ps Mary...Toffee is doing well, 3rd dental last week under anaesthetic and as bright as button :)
Scoffing for England again ::)
 
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I forgot to say that I was shown how to do the "feel the back teeth" thing but I couldn't do it either :( so I would recommend getting it to a vet asap too
 

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Oh thanks all heaps. Yes Dr Brendan has seen him and no it's not his back teeth, almost wish it was as they can be trimmed.
He's putting down to age and a rumbly tummy, so to continue with what i've been doing.

This morning he actually came out for food and nibbled away happily on a piece of corn and some parsley and watermelon.
Luckily Dee will again be home so she will hand feed / encourage him again today. This seems to do wonders for him, he responds quite
well to being up with everyone.

You know i still feel and i spoke to the vets about this, that he misses his little mate and he's lonely :'( And no OH will not let me get another baby at this stage >:(

Again thanks to you all, and no i don't take any offence at all as to me it's all your wonderful advice and concern that matters.
Duke says thanks to you all and so do i :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
 

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I'm glad it's not teeth problems - they are horrendous.

if Duke has diarrhoea, you could try syringing him some natural yoghurt a couple of times a day to help restore gut bacteria, or ask your vet for probiotics.
 

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Thanks Lucinda, he's actually doing fairly normal poos, just a little smaller than usual, so that's a positive.
I'm big on anything positive with this little man :)
Should see the look of disgust when we give him yoghurt, it's like YUKKY POOS ;D
 
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I'm so glad he's going to be ok. Give him a big piggy kiss from me :-*
 

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Hi All

The little man came out again for breakfast and he ate a bit of pellets and his leftover veggies last night.
It seems to be a couple days up and more down, but i'll make him as comfortable as i have to.
Wish there was an easy solution and just know what was wrong with them, wish i could understand guinea pig talk ;)
Thanks again to all the terrific advice and comforting words. :) :) :) :) :)
I would like to have him a lot longer, just love him to bits :-*

Glynis :-*
 
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