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    Unhappy New impaction I need advice please

    Good afternoon, my piggy is 4 years old and recently have been impacted. I have helped him manually to remove the poop as it sits and collects at his anus but will not cone put with help. I read that daily inspection and placing him in warm water to clean and for comfort helps. Any other advice? He wont eat any poop that comes out so I'm worried he is missing an important part since they are suppose to eat selective ones. Any advice to help make him more comfortable and healthy? Thank you. Also no changed in diet, have a c&c cage with his brother cage mate and always unlimited hay and cup of veggie a day. This is new and I'm assuming it's occurring related to his age
    Thank you any advice helps

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    Re: New impaction I need advice please

    If you find greenish material in his anal sac, offer that to him -- that's the cecal poops that they eat.

    Here's a video on cleaning the anal sac. Check daily, but only clean as needed. https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...n-the-Anal-Sac

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    Re: New impaction I need advice please

    Running water on his anus will help get most of it out. Try a q-tip dipped in mineral oil if there's still some in there. You might have to do this often. Impaction is more common will older pigs. Nothing to worry about I'm sure, just make sure to clean it and don't let it sit in there.

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    Re: New impaction I need advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    If you find greenish material in his anal sac, offer that to him -- that's the cecal poops that they eat.

    Here's a video on cleaning the anal sac. Check daily, but only clean as needed. https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...n-the-Anal-Sac
    this is an awesome video. I don't have a male so do females need the anal thing? I guessing no.

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    Re: New impaction I need advice please

    Quote Originally Posted by Shieme View Post
    this is an awesome video. I don't have a male so do females need the anal thing? I guessing no.
    No they don't need it its just for the boars

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