- Supporter in '11
Cinnamon, female, who is 6+ has been having problems with bladder sludge for a while now.
The garden adult guinea pig pellets from oxbow really seemed to help with that. However, within the last week she’s started getting a wet bum. Basically we’re she pees. I was going to give her a bum bath with a piggy safe shampoo, to help clear it up. Is there any other recommended treatment? I didn’t feel I needed to take her to the vet because she’s just getting old. Does this make sense. I lost her Aunt/mom on the operating table for bladder stones so I’ve been managing it through diet.
She’s eating fine, arguing with her cage mate, sassy as always, scolding her human for being late with the vegetables. Her weight has been constant at 1060 grams.
I am thinking she has sludge in her bladder that is collecting and not moving through quickly enough. Perhaps extra exercise? Some vibration of her bladder to suspend sludge? And extra fluids to help it move through?
Do you have a living setup where you can evaluate sludge? Do you see pasty deposits?
- Supporter in 2020