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winegums2007
12-10-2007, 06:54 PM
Kovu was castrated today, got him home about 6pm and hes feeling very sorry for himself!
But so far hes not ate, drunk or done any poops! Should I be as worried as I am? Is there anything I can do for him?
My poor baby :(

capel
12-10-2007, 07:04 PM
When was the op done, and was he given a pain killer or gut stimulant?

winegums2007
12-10-2007, 07:09 PM
It was done around 2:30pm and hes had 0.15 Metoclopramide Injection which I assume is a pain killer. Hes also been sent home with some Protexin Bio-Lapis which I put on his food, but if hes not eating yet its hard to give him it...

ETA: Ive just witnessed him eating a couple of bits of Pure Dried Grass so thats a start

Kylie541
12-10-2007, 07:16 PM
Buster was castrated on Wednesday and he is still only eating veg and doing little poo's :cry:

winegums2007
12-10-2007, 07:18 PM
Kylie, have u been back to the vets if hes not eating his food? Ive been told to go back if he hasnt ate within 24hours! Plus got a check up Monday.

Kylie541
12-10-2007, 07:21 PM
He is eating just not his pellets. I wouldn't ever risk him. He is off to the vet for his check up in the morning. :D

~bailey~
12-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Metoclopromide is a gut stimulant, metacam is a painkiller :) If hes eating little bits then thats a good start. Try tempting him with his favourite things to get him to eat more. Bailey didn't want pellets when he was done, he just ate hay to begin with. How do you give water? He might find a bowl easier for the next couple of days so he doesn't have to reach up for water. Hope he feels better soon :)

winegums2007
12-10-2007, 07:34 PM
I'll put a bowl in aswell then :) Thanks!
Will put some of his fave veg in to tempt him too!

Kylie541
12-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Buster is drinking from a bowl. I also mushed up some pellets in hot water and syringe fed him. He is quite partial to rocket at the mo.

lisa82
12-10-2007, 07:38 PM
Also try holding the water bowl right upto him so he can drink from it. One of mine wouldn't go to the bowl herself and after she had had a drink her appetite started to pick up :D

winegums2007
12-10-2007, 07:52 PM
I just put a bowl of water in with his Protexin mixed in so I hope he has it.
Put a big stick of Kale in from the market and he soon grabbed it off me and started eating it!!!

~bailey~
12-10-2007, 08:05 PM
I just put a bowl of water in with his Protexin mixed in so I hope he has it.
Put a big stick of Kale in from the market and he soon grabbed it off me and started eating it!!!

Yay thats great news :D Hopefully he is on the mend then! You can always wet the veg before you give it to him too, get some extra water into him that way :)

winegums2007
13-10-2007, 07:59 AM
This morning hes ate all his veg, his pellets and done poops :D
Still hasnt drank his water with the good stuff in though!

donnamt
13-10-2007, 09:13 AM
Alvin didnt drink either, he got wet veg to make up for up :D

Kylie541
13-10-2007, 01:34 PM
Good boy get drinking!