Hey, beacuse of all his problem I avoid any kind of changes and stress. I don`t know if maybe the problem is that I work more so sometimes I come home later? We were at the vet, his lipase is going down ( 11.05. was 976 IU/L , and on 10.06. was 666 IU/L ), and the vet told me that is great. I try to give him pieces of lamb liver to see if he will eat, but no, I need to make soup
1. Freddys weight at the moment is 1,695g - 3lb 11,7 oz (I hope that I write it ok ) 2. Currently he is on lamb and in lamb I mix some rabbit - 5% of the meal - since he doesn`t eat on his own I am making him soup and substitute for the bones are eggshells 3. His poops are for the last two weeks ok, but now and than happends that his poops are watery and jelly 4. His energy depends - sometimes he is crazy and playful , and sometimes he sleeps most of the time - his energy is more better than it was before 5. He doesn`t vomit now - it happends that month or two he is ok and doesn`t vomit - and than one day he vomits (I don`t change anything in his nutrion) 6. The antibiotics helps him - his problem started on 4.april 2014. and since then every two months he was on antibiotics, he isn`t on any other medication, I was at the vet two weeks ago he gave me antibiotics just in case if his vomiting will continue ( he vomited when we where at the vet - it could be from anesthesia) but he didn`t vomit since than.
I really hope that I explain it ok since english is not my maternity languge .
I'm glad he seems to be doing better! Is the 5% rabbit soup, or chunks?
If everything else is stabilized we should start trying to move him to eating slivers/chunks of meat since soup is not a good long-term option.
One of my girls, Nova, had very bad diarrhea for awhile, and sometimes her poops would also be seedy and jelly, but always liquid. I tried different proteins including lamb and nothing helped much, but I gave her slippery elm syrup and it made a HUGE difference right away. It comes in a powder form and you mix with water. What it does is coat the digestive tract and intestines in order to let them heal. (In humans it is used for IBD and to soothe sore throats.) I'm not sure if it's available near you, but I was able to find it at a local natural foods store.
What shape and size are the pieces you mixed into the soup? When I first started I cut them meat so tiny that is was almost like a mince or grind. It also helps if you thicken the soup because the pieces are harder to detect.
Okay. What I want you to do is start making the soups thicker and thicker each time you feed. Then mix in pieces of meat that are minced super super tiny, and some which are kind of the shape of a spaghetti noodle, but not as long. Just a couple to start with.
He will still probably try to spit them out, just mix them back into the bowl. Chances are he'll accidentally eat some as well.
Ok, I have a problem, today I fed him soup with the spoon, and he throw up everything, his tonque and gums were blue and it looked like he was choking,(I didn`t change anything), he came to normal after few minutes but he throw up everything that he eated. I was leaving to work (I am working this afternoon until 23 p.m.) and I couldn`t stay with him and I don`t have anyone to watch for him and I am dying from worry will he be ok, before I leave he had drink water and he was awake and we cuddle but I feel terrible, beacuse I couldn`t stay with him Am I a bad person, but I need to work to earn money to pay him vet, I don`t know what to do to help him
Did he choke? then gag and spit up everything? Has he managed to keep anything down since? Has he eaten since? I have several concerns regarding this. One is a possible blockage? When was his last stool? How was it, loose, thin? How is his behaviour? Another concern is the fact that his tongue and gums turned blue....this means that he was chocking, not just vomiting. If he inhaled (aspirated) any of his food, he could become very sick. Pneumonia is often the outcome of aspirated food. ciao
I know funds are tight, but a vet trip right now is really important! Blue gums and tongue indicate that his body was deprived of oxygen. As Heather said, this was likely caused by choking.
If he is still sick and antibiotics aren't helping, it's time to push for a solid diagnosis and treatment plan. Many ferrets with IBD and other digestive issues do well on a low dose of prednisone, combined with carafate.
Hey, he vomit everything, when I came home he eated, drink water, play and have stool. Today he wake up and everything was ok, like nothing happend...When he eats he eats very fast, I give him now a really small amount of food