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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    Great update. Just goes to show how important it is to respond to any behaviour changes.
    Thank you. And, yes, I think it's always best to investigate any changes.

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    Casper hasn't been eating very well at all today. I've been offering him all kinds of things, but he's only eaten some dried forage and one pellet so far. His mouth must be sore from the dental... Yesterday evening he ate quite a lot of veggies, but today he doesn't want any. If he doesn't start eating more soon I think I'll have to syringe feed him again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a reader of books View Post
    Casper hasn't been eating very well at all today. I've been offering him all kinds of things, but he's only eaten some dried forage and one pellet so far. His mouth must be sore from the dental... Yesterday evening he ate quite a lot of veggies, but today he doesn't want any. If he doesn't start eating more soon I think I'll have to syringe feed him again...
    Aww Casper, you need to eat to make you a big strong lad. Do you think he had a stronger painkiller yesterday at the vets, which has now worn off? I assume you have Metacam for him today. I agree that syringe feed is probably the way to go until he's not so sore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Aww Casper, you need to eat to make you a big strong lad. Do you think he had a stronger painkiller yesterday at the vets, which has now worn off? I assume you have Metacam for him today. I agree that syringe feed is probably the way to go until he's not so sore.
    I don't think they gave him any painkiller as I had already given him his daily Metacam, and they only give Metacam themselves after a dental, nothing stronger. I'll see if I can tempt him to eat something more and if not I'll start syringe feeding him again.

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    I don't think they gave him any painkiller as I had already given him his daily Metacam, and they only give Metacam themselves after a dental, nothing stronger. I'll see if I can tempt him to eat something more and if not I'll start syringe feeding him again.
    I hope that Casper feels less sore and starts to eat a bit more soon. Spurs in the mouth must actually feel really painful

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    I hope he is eating better soon. Some vets will prescribe twice daily metacam so it might be worth a call to see if they will. Is he on any gut meds? Have you tried him on pellet mush today? I had to keep putting food under Frosty’s nose for a while after a dental. Some fresh herbs, grass or dandelion leaves might tempt him. Sending lots of vibes

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    Oh no poor boy! Hopefully he'll perk up soon.

    I agree with the twice daily metacam, it has made a ton of difference to both Primrose and Rodney post dentals previously. They seem to metabolize it quite quickly.

    Sometimes a small syringe feed can make them realise it's ok to eat and not quite as sore as they think.


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    Aww poor Caspar, I expect he must still have some discomfort. Hopefully a syringe feed or 2 will help him out while he heals up completely. Is his Metacam prescribed for his tooth roots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    I hope that Casper feels less sore and starts to eat a bit more soon. Spurs in the mouth must actually feel really painful
    Thank you, Omi. I think they must be really painful, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    I hope he is eating better soon. Some vets will prescribe twice daily metacam so it might be worth a call to see if they will. Is he on any gut meds? Have you tried him on pellet mush today? I had to keep putting food under Frosty’s nose for a while after a dental. Some fresh herbs, grass or dandelion leaves might tempt him. Sending lots of vibes
    Thank you, too, Zoobec. I just sent the vets a message to ask if he can have more Metacam. To be honest, I've never noticed a difference between when he gets his Metcam twice a day or once a day, but it's worth trying for today. He is on gut meds, yes. He gets Emeprid 3 times a day. He doesn't want any pellet mush, either. I keep putting food in front of him, like you did with Frosty, but he doesn't even look at it. I did get him to eat some fresh herbs by waving them around in front of his face, so I went to get more and offered those, too, but he didn't want them. I'm not sure where I could get grass or dandelion leaves around here; all the places I can think of get either dogs or wild rabbits... Maybe my parents have some dandelions in their garden; I'll ask. He does like dandelion leaves, so that's a good idea.

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    Oh no poor boy! Hopefully he'll perk up soon.

    I agree with the twice daily metacam, it has made a ton of difference to both Primrose and Rodney post dentals previously. They seem to metabolize it quite quickly.

    Sometimes a small syringe feed can make them realise it's ok to eat and not quite as sore as they think.


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    Thank you, CarelessSquid07. That's really good that the twice daily Metacam made such a difference for Primrose and Rodney. Hopefully the vet says I can try that, then. I've noticed, too, in the past, that sometimes after a small syringe feed they start eating on their own again. It doesn't seem to have happened this time, sadly. I gave Casper his syringe feed, but he still isn't interested in eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Aww poor Caspar, I expect he must still have some discomfort. Hopefully a syringe feed or 2 will help him out while he heals up completely. Is his Metacam prescribed for his tooth roots?
    Thank you, j&b. The Metacam is for his tooth roots, yes. They hurt him because they're going through his jaw, so he's been on Metacam for years now.

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