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 Peanut Butter is booked for his neuter 16 hours from now

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Lilly999

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PostSubject: Peanut Butter is booked for his neuter 16 hours from now   Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:48 am

As if that weren't enough, he is still slowly losing weight despite eating as per normal & being supplemented with critical care. I hate the fact I can feel his protruding hip bones. Today he had a gurgly tummy for the first time. Electric toothbrush massages & gripe water got rid of it. The vet decided to see him today anyway & book his surgery. In his carrier we discovered one skinny wet poop & a small patch of diarrhoea. A swab under the microscope & the vet says he has yeast in his poop! Back on the pro-biotics for him. Cannot find any info on yeast in a piggy's GI tract. Why does PB always have to have something odd. I am so worried for this boy.
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PostSubject: Re: Peanut Butter is booked for his neuter 16 hours from now   Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:28 am

I'm not sure about the yeast but when I've given probiotics such as Avipro Plus & Bio Lapis, the smell reminds me of the yeast I used when I was homebrewing & winemaking x
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PostSubject: Re: Peanut Butter is booked for his neuter 16 hours from now   Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:31 am

Oh bless him Sad
How much does he weigh?

I know how awful it is to see them with their bones protruding, Frank only weighed 634g yesterday and he's just a bag of bones, it's horrible. Going to see what I can do about feeding him up.

I hope the neutering goes well !

Not sure about the yeast, but from what I know about yeast, wouldn't that stem from a bacterial infection? Not sure.

Also, thinking on what stewart said, the probiotic I have for Frank for his stomach atm, stinks of yeast, so unless probiotic has it in there?

Hope his tummy is feeling better soon x
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PostSubject: Re: Peanut Butter is booked for his neuter 16 hours from now   Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:07 am

TheFurryGodmother wrote:
Oh bless him Sad
How much does he weigh?

I know how awful it is to see them with their bones protruding, Frank only weighed 634g yesterday and he's just a bag of bones, it's horrible. Going to see what I can do about feeding him up.

I hope the neutering goes well !

Not sure about the yeast, but from what I know about yeast, wouldn't that stem from a bacterial infection? Not sure.

Also, thinking on what stewart said, the probiotic I have for Frank for his stomach atm, stinks of yeast, so unless probiotic has it in there?

Hope his tummy is feeling better soon x
PB weighs 1.071kg. But considering he has kept a stable weight of 1.240kg for 3 years, it is a big weight loss. He was on pro-biotics a few weeks ago while on Baytril for a suspected UTI until his tests were completed. But the vet seemed to think yeast in his stool was bad & told me to put him back on pro-biotics to get his gut flora to a better balance. She told me to check the smell of his hay & muesli as she seemed to think it could be from food but it all smells fine & the other 3 boys are on the same hay & one other boy is on the same muesli. Will see what tomorrow's surgery & blood work results in.

Oh poor Frank! I am soooo sorry as I can imagine what you must be feeling. What is wrong with Frank?
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