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Finty

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Hi, my guinea pig was neutered yesterday and his behaviour is what I expect to be typical for a recovering guinea. For example, being less active etc.
I have laid towels out in his cage to make sure nothing sticks to his wounds. However, I have discovered that his urine has become extremely pungent and he wee's in little amounts but frequently.
Is this normal or should I be concerned?
Thanks!
 

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Hi there , that shold go away. Part of the smell could be atibutede to the brugs he has been filled with ! Plus the body's own healing mechanism, is in overdrive to get rid of post opp toxins

The rest is lingering hormones and that takes a few weeks to go away but that really auful smell should dissipate in a few days when he has chance for the meds to work ther way out of his systym


The drugs will also have slightly dehydrated him and the urine will be more concentrated.
If he were my pig id give it Week by that time the odour will lessen noticibly

if it doesn't, back to the vet to check for infections and if it gets stronger, back to the vet sooner.
 
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Thank you! He's going back to vets soon for a checkup so hopefully they can confirm it's nothing bad.
You've eased my worrying! :)
 

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The drugs will also have slightly dehydrated him and the urine will be more concentrated.
just make sure he is getting plenty of fluids on board. give him watery veg such as cucumber, in easy reach so he doesn't have to rely on drinking from the bottle, which if he is a little quiet he may not be wanting to walk over to.
 

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Thanks very much, he's got his favourites all in reach, cucumber, celery and apple. Thanks for your help :D
 

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Hi again, just remembered ,! It's not common, but don't be worried if he developeds slight swellings between his hind legs!
Pigs like all warm blooded mammals have a series of lymph nods throughout there bodies, there job is to filter and eat toxins (lymphatic drainage )

Must admit, the first time I noticed this in a post nuterd boar I freaked, untill
My long suffering vet explained what they were :lol!:
 
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