View Full Version : Once again, we have bloat/GI Stasis...

01-05-2007, 07:44 PM
Oh my stars! Smokey has bloat/GI Stasis!

She was fine last night, this morning she is uninterested in her food. I've given her Infacol and Recovery Formula, both of which she has taken, so hopefully she is not too bad.

Looks like a trip to the vet to start May!

01-05-2007, 07:49 PM
AARRGH - so sorry to hear this. I recommend a tummy rub. :) Really hope all will be OK.

01-05-2007, 11:21 PM
Any news??

02-05-2007, 12:01 AM
Oh dear :cry:
I hope Smokey feels better soon. I have a bun with a very sore tummy today too :cry:
Please let us know how Smokey is doing


02-05-2007, 02:37 AM

Thank you all for the concern.

Sorry for the lateness of the reply, I had to go to uni and do a presentation this afternoon (I left them in my mum's capable hands).

I took Smokey to the vets and, as I suspected, the GI Stasis was caused by her fluffy fur! Sh ehad no temperature and very little gas, so the vet gave her a painkiller and gut stimulent. She started to eat on her own as soon as she got home. Thank Heavens!

I'm not sure what else I can do really to stop it happening again. I groom her often with a slika brush and she already eats tonnes of hay. She won't take pineapple juice, so I'm thinking of investing in some of those tablets with papain and bromelain in. Does anyone know if they actually work?

02-05-2007, 02:43 AM
V glad to hear Smokey's on the mend. I use those Oxbow tablets and, although mine have loads of problems, it does seem to sort out the stringy poos that Clover often gets.

By the way, you really must stop looking at Smokey funny and causing stasis! :wink: :lol:

02-05-2007, 02:45 AM
Excellent! I will invest, I just wanted someone to say that they worked.