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Peeing too much, lethargic

hnamrita

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Dear forum members,
I seek to know about possible problem my youngest Guinea daughter (Olio) seem to have. Few weeks ago she had a limp and lethargic walk and soon started to loose weight.She is runt of the litter and is usually smaller to rest of my piggies, also others seem to bully her. I immediately took ker to consult(prescription attached in pictures) and she was put on medication. Soon on second consult she was walking and grooming herself and was declared fit. She was pescribed a veggie and hay diet along with vitamic c 10mg per day and asked to be seperated from herd as bullying is major cause for weight loss. Now i have been Rehularly monitoring her feed. However she did not seem to gain much weight or turn into her usual playful state. Whole day she seems to hide in her hut crouched.she is disinterested in eating and wont feed on her own unless I pamper and coax her out of hidey, she usully eats only if i hand feed her as of now. Also i have noticed she has wet bottom most of the time. I tried chnging fleece to incontinace pad thinking she might hv soiled her bed, but i noticed today she pees a lot given her tiny structure. Also she Is pretty lethargic. I am really worried..any probable cause that my vet is missing..! Please help me..!38348B38-F30B-4D20-8607-DEBCDDFEE855.png
 

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She does sound to be poorly.
If she isn’t eating enough indecently, then she needs to be syringe fed a fibre rich food - either her normal pellets or a herbivore recovery food. You will need to weigh her at the same time every day to ensure you are getting enough food into her.
Their main food source needs to be hay, not vegetables. They need unlimited amounts of hay constantly available to them, 50 grams of veg per day and one tablespoon of pellets per day.

Not Eating, Weight Loss And The Importance Of Syringe Feeding Fibre
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide

Probiotics, Recovery Foods And Vitamin C: Overview With Product Links

Having a wet bottom can be a sign of a urinary tract infection.

If she is being bullied by the others then separating her is the right thing to do, but being separated and being on her own is stressful for them. Is her cage still alongside the others so they can interact through the bars so she doesn’t get lonely? How many guinea pigs do you have?
 

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I have four piggies, all of them are extremly engaging. The vet seem to conclude bullying as the cause for her limping and weight loss. For which i hv seperated her from others. But she seemz to be disinterested in evrything and all she dose is sleep in her hidey unless taken in lap and fed. Most of the time i pick her up she seemz to hv wet bottom,l. Today while feeding shhe urinated like a lotttt which alarmed me ....I do not know the cause to further question my vet. Any direction i should look into. While researching i read that guinea pigs can get diabetics too..!being in india its tough to hv a very experienced exotic vetenerian..what are the possiblities From which my baby is suffering. I came here looking for answers to help my kid out
 

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Bullying can cause them to not eat enough and therefore lose weight but having an illness can also stop them from eating and cause then to lose weight. If she is now still not eating, then she is unwell and needs to be syringe fed. Please see the green links to guides I added into my previous post on how to syringe feed her. This will ensure her system keeps working but ultimately the cause needs to be investigated and treated by a vet - there can be many reasons for them to stop eating but it’s down to the vet to carry out checks and find out the cause.
As I said, having a wet bottom can sometimes indicate a urinary infection. A urinary infection causes them pain and pain can stop them from eating. We can’t tell you what is actually wrong with her though as we aren’t vets
 
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