Orange pee, tiny poos & weight loss

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Liljei

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:01 am


I have a five years old male guinea pig.
A couple of weeks ago he started to wheeze a little, pee turned into orange and he ate hardly anything. I take him to a vet and the vet found that another lymph gland in his neck had grown and prescribed antibiotics. Wheezing stopped and he started to eat again and acts now normally. However his pee is still orange and poo tiny. He has also lost weight about 300 grams in the short run. :(
Can this be the consequence of not eating properly for days or something worse?

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PooksiedAnimals
Supporting my GL Habit

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:24 am


He is not eating enough. Has he gained any weight back? Some antibiotics will decrease appetite. You should hand feed him to make sure he's getting enough (see http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html).

I'm glad the wheezing has stopped and he's looking a little better!

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Kimera

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 am


The immediate symptoms are results of not eating and drinking enough. However, enlarged lymph nodes may suggest a serious condition, a lymphoma.

Liljei

Post   » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:38 pm


Thank you for your replies!
Unfortunately he has not gained any weight back. I will continue hand feeding.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that he will survive. He is my family's everything.

Bookfan
For the Love of Pigs

Post   » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:19 pm


Ditto Kimera.

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