No i have not taken zoe to a piggy savvy vet as they are non exsistent here in South Oz. In fact it is the piggy savvy vets that worry me! it was piggy savvy vets that gave zoe Terramycin injections that cause her to be sick in the first place.
My vet is not piggy savvy but she listens, she is willing to learn she is doing a guinea pig rodent course on line via Sydney university. A vet in the UK emails her and they talk over Zoe's treatment, I like this vet as she is up front, honest and listens.
Since I posted zoe for unknown reason on August 22nd would not eat so had to syringe feed her. Took her to the vet but could find nothing wrong with her.
Since august 22nd her weights have been Aug 22nd 920grams down 45grams in 11 days; Aug 25 915grams down 5 grams in 3 days. Aug 29th 915grams steady in 4 days; Sept 5th 900grams down 15grams in 7 days.
Have tried Zoe on critical care on it's own and she won't eat it. with the cauliflower only give the white on the leaves as it is high in fibre.
Zoe has had 5 months of hay and grass and her poops are normal if anything a bit dry. As for having something wrong with her, Zoe has had blood tests, urine test, poops tested, scans, x-rays and everything is normal.
She is getting oaten hay, Oxbow timothy hay, Oxbow cavy cusine, grass, cucumber, celery leaf, silverbeet and critical care with apple puree every 3-5 hours. Poops and everything else is normal. think I have a copy of her blood tests which I will paste here.
Kirsty has asked me to forward Zoes Haematology results on to you. All the values are normal, but numbers have been estimated from the smear only.
White Cell Count 8.0 x 10 9 /L
Neutrophils 21 % 1.7 x 10 9 /L
Band Forms 0 % 0.0 x 10 9 /L
Lymphocytes 71 % 5.7 x 10 9 /L
Monocytes 1 % 0.1 x 10 9 /L
Eosinophils 7 % 0.6 x 10 9 /L
FILM MORPHOLOGY: RBC: Normal WBC: Morphology normal. PLATELETS:
All these values are within normal referance ranges, but numbers have
been estimated from smear
We also ran a USG (Urine Specific Gravity) and diffstik on Zoes urine that you dropped in. Her USG was 1.010 and everything else was normal, except the PH was 9 and there was a trace of protein, but bear in mind this was using a human dipstick. Regards, Ursula Urine has been tested again about 10 days ago no protein present. thanks for you post am looking into a hugh fibre diet for zoe. Have a wonderful night.