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    Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    My Guinea pig chester has been having stool problems for the last year or so. My vet and I have tried multiple medications as well as an isolation diet to see if he is allergic to anything. His stool consistency has remained constant. My vet has talked to multiple other vets about this as well. His anal sack is always dirty, and I find mass clumps of fecal matter in the cage very often. His behavior is the same and he's healthy otherwise. I just need some advice if anyone has dealt with this and what I should do,? It all started when I introduced him. To my two girl pigs over a year ago and had too many veggies during introduction and a lot of stress for the first week. I feel as though I've tried everything, any help appreciated thank yo! He lives in a 2x5 c&c with a 1x2 loft

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    Re: Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    What exactly do you feed him? What kind of hay? Is it unlimited?

    What kind of pellets, and how many?

    What veggies, and how many of each?

    Is your vet an exotic vet?

    Is he housed with the females?

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    Re: Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    My vet specializes in exotics and he was the best i found in my area. He's very qualified and sees small animals often, he has also preformed hundreds of neuters. Chester does live with his female friends and had been neutered for 2.5 months prior to being introduced. In the isolation diet we made sure it wasn't his pellets, veggies, vitamin c supplement or his hay. We cut him. Off veggies for over a month until we decided it wasn't hurting him. We have had him on both Timothy and meadow grass, with little to no difference. And we have cut him off his pellets and had tried a different kind that he wouldn't eat. This was over the course of the last year or so, as to not suddenly change anything. He is currently on meadow grass hay as he eats more of this kind, and has unlimited piles in the cage in two locations. He's gets about a 1/3 cup of veggies daily, and typically gets green or red leaf, or kale, and will occasionally get some peppers, carrots or very rarely fruit or cucumbers (high water content)

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    Re: Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    Has he had flagyl (metronidazole)?

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    Re: Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    Yes, we have also tried Benne bac and some other medication, I can't remember off the top of my head right now. He's neutered so I'm very shocked he's impacted post neuter.

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    Re: Impaction / soft stool in young neutered boar

    Is he impacted? The stool is hard, and you have to dig it out? He has trouble pooping because his anal sac is blocked?

    Or does he have soft poop that doesn't come out because it's not formed?

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