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Emergency Really Worried - Piggy badly straining and not eating

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Hello, I’ve just joined. I hope someone can help. My guinea pig is not himself, he’s not eating much, he’s oinking (much more than normal, not all happy oinks) but every 2 minutes you can see him strain really hard and he oinks. He has had some poos come out but don’t seem as normal. I have an appointment with the PDSA on Friday, but I’m going to ring them to try get him in tomor. I think he is in pain, there has been some pinkish red in his urine, and he also had some mucus looking stuff come out, just the once. Also I noticed his poos smell different and his anus is twitching and almost looks more open than normal (gross sorry). Don’t know what to do for him but I can’t leave him like this 😣
 

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Hello, I’ve just joined. I hope someone can help. My guinea pig is not himself, he’s not eating much, he’s oinking (much more than normal, not all happy oinks) but every 2 minutes you can see him strain really hard and he oinks. He has had some poos come out but don’t seem as normal. I have an appointment with the PDSA on Friday, but I’m going to ring them to try get him in tomor. I think he is in pain, there has been some pinkish red in his urine, and he also had some mucus looking stuff come out, just the once. Also I noticed his poos smell different and his anus is twitching and almost looks more open than normal (gross sorry). Don’t know what to do for him but I can’t leave him like this 😣
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Please have him seen as soon as possible as an emergency; can you please speak to the out-of-hours service via the PDSA number?
He may have got a bladder stone stuck in his urethra. it is very painful and can be deadly if the urine backs up into the bladder.

This can definitely not wait until Friday and frankly cannot even wait until tomorrow if it is as bad as you say.
 

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Hi

Please have him seen as soon as possible as an emergency; can you please speak to the out-of-hours service via the PDSA number?
He may have got a bladder stone stuck in his urethra. it is very painful and can be deadly if the urine backs up into the bladder.

This can definitely not wait until Friday and frankly cannot even wait until tomorrow if it is as bad as you say.
I will ring them now. Thanks 😣
 

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We are back home now. He had an X-ray which showed he has got a stuck bladder stone, they have given him fluids, antibiotics and a painkiller for tonight. We have to take him back in the morning for his op. Hoping he will be ok through the night 🙏🏼🙏🏼😔😔 x
 

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Hi

Please have him seen as soon as possible as an emergency; can you please speak to the out-of-hours service via the PDSA number?
He may have got a bladder stone stuck in his urethra. it is very painful and can be deadly if the urine backs up into the bladder.

This can definitely not wait until Friday and frankly cannot even wait until tomorrow if it is as bad as you say.
Thank you so much for your advice x
 

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Well done for getting such prompt vet treatment that was a real emergency situation! Best of luck with the op and healing wheeks for Jimmy x
 

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I’m fuming! The vets told me to be back at 10:10 this morn, now they are saying they booked his appointment for a different hospital so they will need to do it tomorrow! So he’s got to stay like this all day and night til tomorrow! They have given him more pain relief, but I’m not happy 😤
 

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Oh dear that doesnt sound good, is he still able to pass urine at all? If he cant then the surgery is very urgent :(
 
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