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Overlapping Teeth!

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Rachel Howell

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My little Harvey lost a lot of weight without us even realising because we hadn't weighed him for awhile. We took him to the local vets in which they told us as we suspected that our little boys teeth were quite overgrown. Harvey was given baytril and they advised me to give x2 doses of 0.2ml to him a day through a syringe. We scheduled for his teeth to be filed two days later when he was under anaesthetic but I know how much of a risk it was, especially with how much weight he had already lost. Since I got him home I discovered syringe feeding through the method on here and haven't stopped since. It seems to have really perked him up and brought him back to life (so to speak). :) He is more than happy to syringe feed so I have no hassle.
Since then we have got in contact with specialist vets in the area as the local vets only usually operate on larger animals such as dogs and cats. The soonest we could find an oppointment for him to have his teeth filed is a week yesterday which we have booked.
What I am wondering is, is there anything I could add to what I'm already doing in the mean time to help him even more? I have been hand feeding him Science Selective pellets mashed up with water and Pro-C Probiotic 100gm from pets at home in with his feed. I have no baytril left to give him in the meantime but would it benefit him if I could get it?

If anyone could also advise a good vets for this issue it would really ease my mind! As I don't have a lot of selection In Wales for my little piggy but his current operation is booked with Parkway Surgery Swansea, Lance Jepsen.

Please help!
 

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Hi sorry l cart recomended a vet , but I am sure he will de Ok

Just a though , has vet done a poo float juSt to rule out the possibilities
of parasitic infection ,
better still , send a poo sample to the veterary laboratory , just to rule out
microscopic bugs called proazoa,
they are responsible for so many tummy problems in both animals and humans
 
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