The dose of the diuretic hydrochlorthizide is 10mg/ML and her dose is 0.18 ml 2 times a day.
BUT I haven’t given either now in 24 hours and her mental state is so much better.
Squeak stopped her doxicycline today as she has been on it 6 weeks. We are taking a 1-2 week break and see how she does. She continues on the meloxicam daily. As well as probiotics daily. She has a good appetite and energy level. She still has blood in her urine every few days.
Squeak is still off the antibiotics. Considering restarting them as she has had several days of blood in her urine and some squeaking when urinating. I did give her some pain medication today. She is continuing on the meloxicam. Her appetite is up and down but weights remains good. She really wants to eat grass the most. And of course her banana
I did email the vet to see what she thought about the antibiotics. Will keep everyone updated.
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I'm not familiar with Teicoplanin, and also cannot seem to find anything helpful online. However, I've seen Vancomycin mentioned several times on GL over the years, and as far as I know its safety and efficacy in guinea pigs and rabbits has not been established. I did find a few sources that specifically list Vancomycin as toxic in guinea pigs (one such source is Merck: https://www.merckvetmanual.com/exotic-and-laboratory-animals/rodents/guinea-pigs; another is PetMD: https://www.petmd.com/exotic/conditions/endocrine/c_ex_gp_antibiotics), but I believe that is in reference to oral administration vs. injectible.
I found a few references to the potential for renal toxicity with Teicoplanin in humans, and found a few studies that point to ototoxicity in guinea pigs with higher doses of that drug. I have not heard of ototoxicity being an issue with guinea pigs, so that was interesting.
I'd be very reluctant to use an unproven antibiotic with any of my guys.
The dose for the shilintong I saw on one section of the forum was to dissolve 1 tablet in 2CC water and give 1 CC twice a day. Does this sound accurate? Are there any side effects I should watch for? Or start on a smaller dowse and work her way up? Thank you
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I've heard mixed reviews of glucosamine, but we have to be cautious the type used---if I'm remembering it correctly, most of these products are sourced from bovine or shark cartilage that could cause GI issues in piggys. Oxbow makes a product for joint support that is plant-based:
I feel like it's another one of those things that can't hurt and might just help. Perhaps ask your vet?