We narrowed it down to also having a severe urinary tract infection. This could have been caused by the first antibiotic. Problem with antibiotics is they kill both the good and the bad bacteria in the body.
Now he is on Baytril and just after a couple of days he was feeling better. He also had to have his teeth trimmed. It took him a day for his mouth to feel better and for him to learn how to eat with shorter teeth.
We have been having a lot of rain lately so the piggies couldn't go out. Ma has been going to the fields that we know are not treated with chemicals and cutting long grass to bring the guinea pigs.
They have really enjoyed nibbling the cut grass but once the rain stopped ma was able to take them out. Cookie and Cinnamon were so excited to be out.
Mr. SassyButt couldn't wait to see if the grass was sweeter on the other side of the fence. It was that moment ma knew he felt better. Hopefully now he will start gaining his weight back. He is so skinny.
Now we are hoping the mastitis doesn't come back because if it does, he will have to have surgery. He goes for a follow up the end of next week. Hopefully he will be cleared. We will keep you posted.
Common signs of UTI's in Guinea Pigs
If you suspect your guinea pig has or is developed a urinary tract infection, please take them to the vet. Some of the signs are as follow but these are not the only signs.
1. Strong smelling urine.
Guinea pig pee sometimes stinks but if it has a acid smell have your guinea pig checked out.
2. Straining or wheeking when they urinate
This is a sign that it really hurts for them to pee. Urinary tract infections can feel like you are peeing fire.
3. Dark orange or red urinate
This can indicate blood in the urine.
4. Their bottom stays wet
This seems to be a common sign. Upon researching UTI's this was a common complaint among guinea pig owners. We noticed Cinnamon's legs staying wet a few weeks ago.
Do you have guinea pigs or small animals??