Advices Needed for 2 Constipated Chinnies
I just re-joined this forum today and I have a piece of bad news. For those who don't know me, I'm located in SIngapore, a country in South East Asia. It is summer time all year round for us here. Chins were newly introduced to ourcountry in 1997.
I have 2 chins. One 8 months old Female Brown Velvet and one 17 months old Male White Mosaic. Recently (On last Tuesday), they started having small poops. I always give them a handful of Alfafah hay whenever I find their poops a little smaller than usual. However, this does not work this round.
Their conditions worsen and I brought them to the vet with most experience in chins in our country on Saturday. I was advised to feed them limitless raisins and alfafah hay and cranberry juice to encourage more poops. He felt their guts and told me that my white mosaic has a lot of poops in his system.
Things did not go too well for them as their poops get smaller. I had to syringe them with Cranberry Juice as they refuse to drink it. At one time, they took up to 10 raisins a day and a big handful of alfafah.
I was at my wits end when my friend volunteer to look after them when I go to work. She ook over and decided to feed them bisacodyl which is a type of laxative. It worked for my BV girl and she started pooping large poops. The Mosaic boy did not do as well but has been pooping consistantly. My friend will be keeping an eye on them till their situation stabilised. She will keep me posted every few hours.
May I know if any one of you out there has any other solutions or ways to prevent and cure constipation. One thing to note is that I did not change any of their regular food supplies. If you have a solution, please let me know.