Sunday 22 November 2015

Stress and Medicine

"I thought I told you not to take photographs from my bad side?"

This is nearest I've gotten to being bossed about by Whisky today as he is not feeling too well. His respiratory issues a few weeks back seemed to start a period of not eating much hay which affected his digestion, the antibiotics to treat the respiratory issues just seemed to make his digestion issues worse. He is now mainly ticking along eating a terrible diet of carrots, muesli mix and syringe food (and he hates syringe food). He flat out refuses to eat the good quality pellets that he loved his whole life until now. His eyes are weeping as well and his tail end needs multiple cleans a day due to the goo that comes out of him. Basically, he is a bit of a mess.

We do have a new medicine to start today, so we will see how that goes. In his mouth and then his tummy, is what I am hoping, but with the week I'm having I'll probably end up just wearing it.


  1. Aww.. Poor wee Whisky. *Sends happy healing thoughts*

    Poor B-HV too.

  2. So sorry to how Whisky is suffering and yourself as well. We have been in this position and it is definitely the only down side of having buns. We always enjoy reading about Whiskey's escapades but feel very sad right now.You are in our prayers - love you Whisky from Jennifer and Lance

  3. we have found with some buns that it is a very fine line indeed between needing abx to try and cure an infection and the abx making them feel even worse than the infection does - we have in fact just taken Goosey off all abx - and he has transformed within 48 hours back into a happy hungry bun - instead of a sullen non eating unhappy one - but on the otherhand we now have no way of keeping his ear infection under control. Had the same Issues with Parsley - in the end just relying on Baytril rather than the other cocktails of abx he tried. The new one iain is using now (powder made up) hit Goosey badly - we stopped that almost as soon as we began. Hoping Whisky can find something that helps without upsetting him.