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Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 7:27 pm

My oldest mouse Atalanta seems to be having some trouble. About an hour ago I went in the cage to feed her, and I noticed she was quite slow moving around. Upon further inspection, I noticed by the looks of it, the sides of her body seem to be "caved in." Also, her stomach hangs a bit, and I picked her up and applied slight pressure, feeling for a possible tumor. Her bloated stomach is not hard or lumpy. I quickly fried up and egg, mashed it up, added some peanut butter and water, and put a little bit of the mixture inside her cage in hopes she would eat it. The peanut butter gives her nutrients, and the egg is protein. Water is basically to make it go down easier. I hope someone responds within the hour with some knowledge. Thanks.


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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 7:29 pm

Update: She is not attempting to eat, and is moving around slow.
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by Mice Are Cute on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 9:56 pm

Oh no! Same is happening to my brothers hamster Sad keep us updated

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Post by Peachy on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 10:03 pm

Hold old is she? My sister mice went through something similar several months apart, which made me figure it was something genetic.

For bloating you can try karo syrup. Mix it 1 part syrup and 1 part hot water. I would suggest a vet if she doesn't improve.

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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 10:36 pm

My mouse is about a year and 1 month now. (13 months) Where would I find Karo Syrup? Would regular Syrup work?
Does anyone know what to do about the caved in sides of her body? They're not literally caved in, but they look like it. I'm concerned.
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Wed 01 Nov 2017, 11:04 pm

Update:
She is very slowly walking. I noticed she is having a hard time walking. Her fur is slightly puffed up, and her stomach is huge. I know for certain she’s is not pregnant. I’m mostly scared that when I go to bed in a few minutes, she'll die and I won’t be there to save her or even say goodbye. I’m tearing up as I write this. I want to help her but I don’t know what to do! Someone, help. Worry
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by Rodents rock! on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 12:20 am

I'm so sorry for what is happening. I have no idea how to help. I wonder if she has bad gas and that is why her stomach is big. I sure hope she will be ok. Sending you hugs.
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by CallaLily on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 5:28 am

I don't have any advice other than a call to the vet but I hope your mouse gets better soon. hugs


Slightly off topic but is it just me or has there been a lot of bloating threads here lately?

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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 5:50 am

thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone. Do you think this could be happening because she is older?
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by Peachy on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 8:20 am

Karo syrup is white/light corn syrup. A couple bucks at the grocery store and recommended to help with constipation and bloating on our "Emergency Supplies" page.

13 months is still relatively young. Older mice will often lose weight, but your girl sounds very sick and not something you can heal at home. Do you know if she's going potty at all? Do you have a vet you can contact?

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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by Rodents rock! on Thu 02 Nov 2017, 8:55 pm

@CallaLily wrote:I don't have any advice other than a call to the vet but I hope your mouse gets better soon. hugs


Slightly off topic but is it just me or has there been a lot of bloating threads here lately?  

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. All of a sudden there are a lot of mice on here with bloating. Very odd.
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Re: Bloating and Caved in Sides. Help?

Post by GGMouseCare on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 11:04 pm

Hello everyone. I have come bearing good news. Atalanta is back in good health. Smile I have been giving her small amounts of peanut butter and eggs (mixed) and peanut butter and oatmeal (mixed) around the clock. I went to the Supermarket and purchased some Karo syrup, adding a small amount to the water bottle in the cage. I removed all dirty beefing and cleaned the cage thoroughly. (I don't know why I did this, but apparently felt at the time as if that would help.) She has been moving around more, and the sides of her body aren't caved in anymore. Her stomach still seems a bit large and bloated, but she seems like her health has improved tremendously. If it weren't for this forum, I don't know what I would do. Smile thanks everyone!

And yes, I do agree there have been a few articles of bloating on here lately. I find that coincidentally odd. Confused
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Post by Rodents rock! on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 11:28 pm

So happy to hear Atalanta is doing good again. I'm sure that's a big relief! Very Happy
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