Thursday, April 12, 2018

3135. A 9-month-old guinea pig has a bloated stomach







A 9-month-old guinea pig has a bloated abdomen. X-rays show lots of gas in the stomach and small intestines. This guinea pig loves to chew on any object, including the tunnel and new litter. So, the bits and pieces accumulate and impact the stomach and small intestines, leading to gas formation at the obstructed site. The diagnosis is impaction of the stomach and small intestines.

Prevention is difficult for this guinea pig. The other one is smaller and trimmer with no abdominal distension. 

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