It looks like poor Mrs pig might not be long for this world. We knew she'd be a time limited piggy (kidney issues) but today we came home after lunch out and it look like she's had a little stroke. She's weak down one side and looking wonky when she walks. We've been out to the emergency vet who says she's not in any pain and since she actually looks very bright and is eating well we've brought her home for tonight. We're seeing our regular vet in the morning to decide whether euthanasia is kinder. She's currently cuddled up with the others looking comfy. This part of pet ownership is the worst.
I know! She's been so cheery and friendly through the whole thing it's just hard to know what's to do for the best. I've been out to the kitchen and she's run up to see me (and by that I mean see me with food!), albeit in a drunken fashion.
Thanks for the support. I feel silly being upset over a guinea pig but she's just so sweet.
If she's tilting , it might be an ear infection (like Head Tilt) which will make her a bit wonky.
You are right though, it may well be time to say "Enough" . It is really better all round to make that most difficult decision and let her go in good spirit rather than linger. Poor thing has been through the mill with her kidneys (and she had a limp too?) and you and your vet have done sterling work keeping her comfy and happy. But has it got to the stage now where you think "Who am I doing it for"?
Are the other piggies rallying round her? They can get very possessive of their cagemates when they're ill.
Sleep tight and tomorrow, you will make your painful decision. Good Luck whatever you and the vet choose. (And don't they pick the most inconvenient times to be ill, little toads)
She's testing you , she'll pull out all the stops before Christmas just to worry you. (Our blardy cat did this, I was at the vets on Christmas Eve one year when her excema flared up. "No wonder I'm stressed" she told the vet "She brought a...a thing into the house. It wails". The vet did consol the moggy at the arrival of DS upsetting her applecart.
Bribe MrsPig with lots of nice things, parsley bells are a favourite here.
I know! It's a good thing we like her or she'd be out on her ear. She's eating really well and although she's still far too skinny she seems very cheery. Bloody piggies. They are such a worry sometimes.