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My guinea pig chico is not eating.

Chico91901

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I have a guinea pig named chico and he's currently on baytrill (0.06 ML per day) to treat an URI. I'm on his 3rd day of medication and he's now refusing to eat the critical care provided by the vet. I've heard lack of appetite is a side affect to baytrill but I'm still pretty concerned. Should I take him back to the vet? Thank you.
 

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Perhaps try him with mushed pellets. Soak them in water and syringe feed him or offer on a spoon. Baytril is notorious for killing the appetite so try a probiotic as well. I’d also weigh him daily at the same time. I hope he perks up soon.

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Antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria as well as the bad illness causing bacteria. It can help to give a probiotic (an hour after an antibiotic dose) as it can help them feel a bit better. Better still, use poop soup made from the incredibly fresh poops of a healthy companion.

As siikibam has suggested, perhaps try his normal pellets mushed with water either on their own or mix some of it into the critical care as it will familiarise the taste. Alternatively you could try a different type of recovery feed if one is available to you.

Switch to weighing him daily while he is unwell so you can monitor his food intake much more closely. if you are unable to get him to eat, then yes, do go back to the vet for help.

Just to clarify, should it be 0.6ml per day, not 0.06ml?

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Antibiotics kill off the good gut bacteria as well as the bad illness causing bacteria. It can help to give a probiotic (an hour after an antibiotic dose) as it can help them feel a bit better. Better still, use poop soup made from the incredibly fresh poops of a healthy companion.

As siikibam has suggested, perhaps try his normal pellets mushed with water either on their own or mix some of it into the critical care as it will familiarise the taste. Alternatively you could try a different type of recovery feed if one is available to you.

Switch to weighing him daily while he is unwell so you can monitor his food intake much more closely. if you are unable to get him to eat, then yes, do go back to the vet for help.

Just to clarify, should it be 0.6ml per day, not 0.06ml?

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Thank you for this. And yes it is 0.06ml a day.
 

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How much do your piggy weigh, and the strength of the medication? 0.06ml is a very small amount
 
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