I had already seen Bumble’s owners but giving Photobiomodulation therapy to Bumble’s human. Bumble’s owner was explaining that Bumble had been
having urine infections , which was noticed because she would squeak when passing urine and evidence of an infection could be seen in her urine.
The first antibiotics the Vet prescribed did not work, so the Vet carried out an ultrasound of her bladder and found poor Bumble had an ovarian cyst at the
same time as infection.
The ovarian cyst did not seem to cause Bumble any pain or distress but the urine infections that can occur as a result of the cyst did.
Given Bumble’s age and Guinea pigs being high risk from an anaesthetic, it was decided not to operate on the cyst but try a different course of antibiotics and basically monitor for any further urine infections or other pain. I was happy to give Bumble some Photobiomodulation therapy if the owner felt Bumble would not be distressed by it or by me being an unfamiliar person to her.
Before giving Bumble Photobiomodulation therapy I carried out a hands on gentle assessment for any other areas which may be causing discomfort or be out of balance energetically which would benefit from acupressure. Working with a Guinea pig was a first for me, but like all animals they can still benefit and are entitled to the various different therapies One Spirit Complementary Animal Therapies offers. The ovarian cyst did not seem to cause Bumble any pain or distress but the urine infections that can occur as a result of the cyst did.
I showed Bumble’s owner specific areas that are good acupressure points to massage which supports the bladder and kidney meridians. I then explained and showed her owner how to use the lights, where and with what time intervals. To further support Bumble I leant my Photobiomodulation light with her owner so that she could give Bumble more Photobiomodulation therapy at times which are more accommodating to the biological clock of a Guinea pig.
Bumble is lucky that her owner takes scrupulous care of her enclosure keeping it clean and dry to prevent infections as well as giving Bumble a good supply of certain wild forage that’s good for urine infections like bramble leaves and butch leaves.
Today Bumble’s owner is pleased to say Bumble has not had any further urine infections or issues with her ovarian cyst – she is a happy and well loved Guinea Pig.
For One Spirit it was a pleasure to be able support little Bumble and such a dedicated owner.