Kukurika gets worse

Posted on Saturday 1st December 2012 @ 06:08 pm

Kukurika has been back to the vets twice this week because her diarrhea continues to get worse. There doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done other than try and find foods that she can digest more easily.

Kukurika isn’t getting enough nutrient from her food and is rapidly loosing weight and condition. She finds it quite distressing when the diarrhea’s in full flow but she is still alert and interested in her food. She continues to be very affectionate and wants to be cuddled but she’s stopped running about and playing.

The vet has advised getting as much bulky starchy food into her as possible to give her the best chance of extracting some goodness from it. Part cooking the food may also make it easier for her to adsorb. Fatty, oily foods are to be avoided as it anything with a high protein content.

Kukurika’s diet is dry hamster mix with the seeds removed, par boiled sweet potato, cooked ordinary potato, white bread, shredded wheat and porridge made with tea. She is also still drinking the Lactade re-hydration fluid which has glucose and essential salts and vitamins. Apple sauce has also been suggested.

If her weight doesn’t start to go up there is only one way this will end.

Posted by Pouched Rats on Saturday 1st December 2012 @ 06:08 pm
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