another problem :( - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2012, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
pink-ster's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 65
Default another problem :(

Alright, so since Bowser is on Baytril and I didnt want his stomach to hurt or his poop to be runny I got some Acidophilus probiotic yesterday. I bought a can of wet cat food and gave him a small amount of wet cat food with the probiotic sprinkled on top of it. I did that twice, both times it was 2 hours after the antibiotic. He seemed ok. Wheeled like crazy last night but I woke up this morning and the wheel is basically clean. There is only 2 peices of poop on it. They dont look like healthy poop either. But any hedgehog mom could see my concern when waking up and finding the wheel clean. What happened? Is the probiotic constipating him? Did i give him too much? I'm not giving him the probitoic today. I'm going to give him a warm foot bath in a bit and hope he poops in there. I HATE making him not feel well ugh. I feel awful. Any advice? What should I do?

Please reply I'm so nervous.*newhedgiemomsyndrome*

pink-ster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 03-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
alyssinreality's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Posts: 390
Default Re: another problem :(

I'm sorry that I don't have any advice because I am still really inexperienced but I want to let you know that I know that feeling all to well and it sucks. Diggory was very constipated for a while and the wheel was clean a couple nights in a row and it was freaking me out. I gave him some pumpkin and had to give him a full bath to get him to poop. Ever since then he still doesn't poop as much as he used to and it still worries me every day. I figure he's fine because at least he is pooping a little each night and it looks healthy enough but I just don't know.

Canned pumpkin will help get them pooping but I had to syringe feed that to Diggory and it wasn't a pleasant experience. Hopefully someone who knows more about the probiotics will be able to answer your question.

alyssinreality is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
pink-ster's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 65
Default Re: another problem :(

hmm ok, thanks for the reply
God this feeling is THE WORST. I barely slept the past 2 days cause i'm so worried about him.

I hope he'll go in the bath when I foot bath him, he always does usually. I just dont know if its the baytril constipating him or the probiotic. =/

pink-ster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Posts: n/a
Default Re: another problem :(

i dont see how porbiotics can cause constipation all they are is good bacteria i would blame the wet catfood before them
is it possible that he is eating less because hes not feeling well for one or has filled up some on cat food?
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help eye problem irise235 Health 3 03-19-2012 01:00 PM
I keep having this problem PrincessZebra Health 3 09-06-2011 01:21 AM
Does anyone else have the same problem? beehivehedgie Off Topic 11 03-05-2011 01:20 AM
Problem tali_luvs_hedgies Off Topic 7 08-01-2010 08:24 AM
Eye Problem maddog936 Health 7 05-12-2009 09:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum