has anyone had their guinea pig neutered that could give me some advice for helping them get back to their regular self? I had my piggie neutered monday. They told me he would be very sleep for the rest of the evening after i picked him up which he was didnt have much motion or really the care to do anything. He ate about 1 spinach leaf that night (thats his favorite).
Tuesday morning still not much progress although they had told me hed bounce back around 10 or 11 monday night... so tuesday evening i took him in to be seen (the vet didnt specialize in exotics but because i was worried she said she would see him anyways). So she gave him 2 fluid packs in his back and told me they should help get him re-hydrated and that the piggies GI tracts can be very sensitive to these processes and that the anestesia is hard on them so he may take a little longer to bounce back.
Went back in Wednesday morning to see my regular vet. she gave him another fluid pack under the skin, gave me an antibiotic to help with his bloating and gas.
Well, it is now Thursday morning and he still is not back up to himself. :( He began to eat just a few pellets this morning took one nibble off of a baby carrot and ate a few pieces of timothy hay. I have been feeding him water through a syringe he doesnt drink it on his own and i am worried about him getting too dehydrated. im wondering if anyone else has had this process? can give me some advice or tips. i did read that massaging the tummy can help with bloatedness and i will try that with him when i get home. i feel so bad for my poor baby, he has been sleeping in my room each night on his little (dog) bed i got for him to lay in... he loves this on a normal basis because it is so soft. hes having a very slow recovery i didnt anticipate it be like this... :(