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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2003, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy I'm worried about Elyse.

Elyse Hasn't been very active or eating too much at all lately. I don't know what's wrong with her- but I'm thinking since she came from a family with lots of friends, she's lonely. I know she smells Ry, Sage, and the other chins when they were there... She doesn't look unhealthy, she hasn't lost weight from the looks of it and her fur is growing back continiously.

In case you dont remember who she is- she's the rescue we got not too many months ago that chewed her fur when she got pregnant. She came from a big family with lots of friends.


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2003, 07:20 PM
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How old is she? You might give her some Alfalfa hay to spark her appetite in addition to the timothy. Is she taking treats? Lonely is a possible issue, but to be on the safe side I'd check her weight and if she's lost weight take her into your vet to see if she's having GI issues, teeth issues, or maybe check her liver levels.

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Ill have Kevin give her a treat and Ill weigh her tomorrow- the scale is at my house. I'll also have Kevin look at her teeth, and give her a cube- though she may have one right now, I didn't ask..

Will keep you updated!! Thanks Jade.


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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-29-2003, 07:46 PM
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FYI front teeth won't tell ya much. When they have teeth issues 9 times out of 10 it's molar issues and they need to be sedated and sometimes x-rayed to diagnose this. I hope she's just lonely for ya!

Also, when Praline didn't want to eat she wouldn't touch the cubes, I had to go buy loose alfalfa. That she gobbled down like it was candy. They're picky little things.

How old is she?

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lol... Yes they are picky!

Im not quite sure how old she is, but I will call Reetha (previous owner) and grab her age.


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Retha can probably let you know her previous habits too - ask how active she was and how much she ate, or how she acted when stressed. Good info to have.

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This is Kevin, I checked Elyse's teeth and they are fine. She is also taking treats. Im going to Put somemore hay in there soon.
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FYI front teeth won't tell ya much. When they have teeth issues 9 times out of 10 it's molar issues and they need to be sedated and sometimes x-rayed to diagnose this.
Most of the time it's the roots that overgrow after the molars have become overgrown, which you obviously can't see under normal circumstances.

Just keep this in mind. I hope she does well!

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I will, Jade thanks!! I just told him to check anyways.


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this is Kevin again, i gave her and the other 2 chinz (sage and riley) hay at the same time and they all began munching on it. But elyse gave up and sage and riley are still eating theirs.


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Kevin, how does she look to you? Does she look like she's depressed? Are her eyes kind of dull looking? Did she respond actively when you gave her the treat? Does she normally dive for the hay? Is she jumping around? These are main things to look for as to whether or not there is an immediate problem.

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