Drooling? HLP? Please help!
Join date: 2009-12-10
|Subject: Re: Drooling? HLP? Please help! Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:41 pm|| |
If she doesn't do digital radiographs, then you can take a picture of the x-ray with your digital camera.
X-rays will reveal bone density. THAT is what she would be looking at if she thought this was HLP.
|my vet, she has seen several gliders, but none that had serious situations as this.|
I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing the serious situation. Not discounting what you say you see, but having been in the position to see SERIOUS situations repeatedly, what you are potentially dealing with is not the same thing. I believe your vet is competent to handle this glider's issues.
I believe, as was initially suggested in this thread, that you were seeing a glider with normal behavior in a wodent wheel. If you haven't seen a lot of gliders in wodent wheels, you might not understand that his initial performance was perfectly normal. There is probably nothing wrong with this glider - he is just different than your others. This difference is NORMAL.
If the glider is still drooling, then a full dental exam is where I would start. This should be part of a wellness exam.
If you would like, I could email you the SUGAR Group's wellness exam form. This is a good guide for vets that don't tend to do thorough exams.
If the drooling is not progressing, and the issue that caused your concern initially has been cleared up with the trim track, then Yay for the glider!
Get the fecal repeated. If you are still concerned have a full dental exam (which would also be helped with x-rays) and x-rays.
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Join date: 2010-09-14
|Subject: Re: Drooling? HLP? Please help! Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:16 pm|| |
I'm sorry for my IMPROPER use of words, I wasn't trying to say that my situation was serious (seeing as how I had already come to the conclusion that it was just me being paranoid), I was just trying to say that she hasn't dealt with anything more than wellness exams.
As I also stated regarding his behavior in the wheel, the trim tracks solved the issue with his slipping (shown in the second video I provided) which also helped me come to the conclusion that when he "waddles" on my counter it's probably because it has a smooth surface. Before I made any of these posts with concern, I looked up gliders on wodent wheels on youtube before I posted my video. All the videos I came across had no issues running, so I'm assuming that the video was taken with trim tracks in. After my thorough analysis of his problem pretty much being gone, I was still urged to take him to the vet. So I did. And as I have mentioned, the vet came up with the same conclusion I did after running the tests she did.
I'm sorry for the attitude, I just feel like I'm repeating myself or that only half of what I've been saying has been read so I'm getting frustrated.
As I have also mentioned regarding the drooling, it has only happened during out of cage time (Which only took place twice in the bathroom). Considering that it only took place during those two times, in the same environment, and location(wheel), it has lead me to believe that he was either drooling because he came in contact with something or because of stress. During both events, the drooling stopped almost immediately when returned to the safety of his pouch.
If you could send me the e-mail with the SUGAR groups's wellness exam form, that would be great. Thanks.
[I hope you understand the reasoning for my paranoia. As you know, I've had two of my gliders pass. Both of which passed in the care of my fiance. And as you've mentioned, both causes are unknown. I would just hate for me to over look something and find out a few weeks later that Buck has passed as well. If I end up losing one more glider, I will result to nothing more than finding Sweetness another forever home. I love Sweetness dearly as she was my first glider and I know that she has the potential for companionship with another glider because she showed a lot of interest in Snow White before he passed. She just tends to be picky, or perhaps it was because she sensed that Squeakums had an illness that she showed him hostility?]
Join date: 2010-09-14
|Subject: Re: Drooling? HLP? Please help! Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:49 pm|| |
|If you could send me the e-mail with the SUGAR groups's wellness exam form, that would be great. Thanks|
I just wanted to make sure it was clear that I wasn't being sarcastic when I said this. I was being rather serious. If it is at all possible, could I please get this? I would like to take it with me to my follow up appt.
Join date: 2009-12-11
Location: Central Texas
|Subject: Re: Drooling? HLP? Please help! Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:37 pm|| |
KuroNeko, you can download all of the surveys here. There is a page full of them. http://www.sugargroup.org/
With the issues that your glider is having, really, we can't diagnose, just offer opinions. That's why you see us ask what the vet has said, and if he's been, and so on. We aren't being mean or pushy, but *I* am very good at saying "It sounds like _____", then getting to the vet and it's something totally different, and I feel stupid, LOL.
I am very interested to see what the vet says about the drooling. The only one I've ever had do it, she would get very excited. They have scent glands in their mouths, and she was marking. Nothing more serious than she wanted the whole house to be hers!
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Drooling? HLP? Please help!