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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Wasting Prairie Dog

Hi there,
We have 2 male Prairie Dogs. Theodore and Jesse.
They Are Both 7 years old... Until just before christmas, last year Jesse was always the bigger of the two but since then he has wasted down to about 1lb 15oz as opposed to Theodore at about 2lb 7oz - which is about where Jesse was. He still seems to eat ok and drink normally, he still comes out and runs around not as strong as he used to be he used to be able to run up a full flight of stairs, but now just mooches around the floor.
He still likes to snugle for hours,And still occasionally yips.
But his bowels and water seem to be ok. But has just gotten thinner and weaker..
As we are in the U.K It's not much good going to the vets, because they don't really understand them at all.

Anybody Any Clues please..
Thanks in anticipation.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 08:23 PM
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Take him to the vet pronto. He may have an obstruction in his digestive system, or some other illness.

This happened to my very first Prairie Dog, Moe who was also over seven years old. I could not help him and I had to have him put down because he got really bad. I was told it could have been a tumor, but I think he ate something he shouldn't have when he discovered the combination on the lock on the cage door.

He made need some kind of x-ray or MRI or whatever they call it to see what is going on inside of him.

Do it ASAP. And good luck.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 01:58 AM
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I hope your Jesse is better Paulkay231. Can you let us know what happened?
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