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Clarabel's med thread

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I pick up an inexpensive scale today to weigh the pigs. I'm not sure what the weight range for a sow is.

Clarabel is 780 grams.
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

Clarabel is in a good range.
I'm sorry, forgetful me, but how old is she again?
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

Clarabel is in a good range.
I'm sorry, forgetful me, but how old is she again?
Not forgetful at all, we do not know her age because she's a rescue :/ Im hoping the vet maybe able to kinda give me an idea when I take her.
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

Is she like senior, baby or adult?
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

She is rather small for an adult.
Is her body smaller?
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

She looks like your average guinea pig. We did rescue her about 3 weeks ago and she was in horrible conditions. I will weigh tomorrow morning.
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

When you take her to the vet, they csn do a more comprehensive exam.
As for now, as long as she's eating, I wouldn't be concerned. :)
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

I would say that's a healthy weight. My less dominant piggy was 750g when I got her. I'm weak-willed though, and she's gone up to 850g in the 9 months I've had her, ha xD I wouldn't be worried, but weight gain isn't a bad thing either. Especially since it'll give her a bit of extra pudge to stay warm, and to burn up if she ever gets sick.
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

If she needs to, and she's healthy, she'll gain weight.
Just give her a healthy diet, lots of exercise and plenty of lovem and she should gain or stay the same. :)
I'm pretty sure Mindy (She was really tall, had given birth before getting rescued,) weighed 870.
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

I just weighed her before giving her food....760 grams
 

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Re: Clarabel's weight

It's normal for their weight to change a bit before and after feeding. It's best to weigh them at the same time each day, before they've been fed veges so that any changes in weight relate to potential illness rather than changes in the weight of veges they eat :). Weigh her again at the same time tomorrow before feeding, and monitor her activity until then to be sure she's eating, drinking, and pooping.
 

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Diarrhea

I was out of the house for most of the day. I came home and Clarabel now has diarrhea. She has only had pellets & hay. What can I do or give her (besides probiotics) until she goes to the vet?
 

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Re: Diarrhea

Keep her very hydrated by syringe feeding fluids if she isn't drinking at all. You can give her non-flavored pedialite if she is literally not drinking at all, as this will keep her more hydrated. Also, try to encourage lots of Timothy hay. If you have enough hay, try to give them fresh hay. Lastly, don't give her any fruits and veggies until the vet visit either. This may help you get through until you can take her to the vet. Best of luck! :)
 
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Re: Diarrhea

Keep her very hydrated by syringe feeding fluids if she isn't drinking at all. You can give her non-flavored pedialite if she is literally not drinking at all, as this will keep her more hydrated. Also, try to encourage lots of Timothy hay. If you have enough hay, try to give them fresh hay. Lastly, don't give her any fruits and veggies until the vet visit either. This may help you get through until you can take her to the vet. Best of luck! :)
She is eating Timothy hay & pellets, as well as drinking normally. I will stop veggies (again). Thanks for the tip on pedialyte :)
 

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Re: Diarrhea

Is it actual diarrhea, or is it soft poops? There's a difference. Diarrhea is watery.
 

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Re: Diarrhea

Is it actual diarrhea, or is it soft poops? There's a difference. Diarrhea is watery.
It's diarrhea. It's all over the cage and I just cleaned it an hour ago, plus I have both a bath and their feet are caked.
 

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You can keep all medical information about Clarabel on this thread.
 

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Re: Diarrhea

She is eating Timothy hay & pellets, as well as drinking normally. I will stop veggies (again). Thanks for the tip on pedialyte :)

I would give her extra​ water, as she is loosing a lot through her poo.
 

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Re: Diarrhea

I would give her extra​ water, as she is loosing a lot through her poo.
I gave her some in a syringe & she is currently drinking some out of the water bottle now :)
 
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