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    What breed?: Re: What breed are my guineas?

    You can see Scooter's ear tufts and wisps here :

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    And while not the greatest pic of Punkin, this is a good idea of his hula skirt.

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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Fingers are crossed that everything gets better from here. Poor little fella.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    You are more than welcome. I love everyones pigs LOL. His weight WILL fluctuate over 24 hours, even sometimes more than an ounce. Your best gauge is one weeks time. His weight sounds fairly stable...
  4. Re: Hi! Newbie to this forum! Meet my babies Qt, Zoey, Charlotte and baby Marie

    Welcome to the forum! Your little girls are absolutely adorable!
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Baytril's medical name is enrofloxacin.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    If he has not been on any other oral antibiotics, I would very much encourage you to ask your vet about azithromycin. I have had two different and unrelated pigs respond incredibly well to it, with...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    For some reason I thought you had already done the penicillin injections a week or two ago. So he's been on no other oral antibiotics at all?

    That said, I would still not give him penicillin.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Is he eating nothing on his own now? How is his eye looking? How far out is the surgery?
  9. Injury: Re: Scratch on chin near mouth, need help with treatment

    SO happy to hear a positive update on Nutter Butter, I've been hoping he's been doing well.
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    What breed?: Re: What breed are my guineas?

    Both my boys Scooter and Punkin had fur like that. Punkin was mostly shorthair at the front, but grew longer as you went toward his bum. Once you got there his fur was so long I used to call it his...
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    Chewing: Re: Do Guinea Pigs ever Swallow?

    They swallow, it's just not a process you'll be able to see. They eat differently than we do LOL.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Rescue Pigs Pregnancy Journey

    I'm glad both mama's are ok, and most of the pups. I am also very, very sorry about Gus, and Percy. I very much wish they had been dealt a better hand. I know you will do right by all of them...
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    Conditions: Re: Bianka Bella medical concerns thread

    That weight loss isn't huge, especially in the time frame.

    But that loss, coupled with the lethargy and disinterest in food and treats, would have me personally inclined to have her checked.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Stay the course, heftysmurf. Smokey needs you and I can imagine how frustrated you are. All I can say is keep trying. Believe me, if the borders were open I would send you to Dr Ker in a heartbeat....
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    Re: Hello

    Your boys are absolutely adorable. Bruno sleeping in the bed with his eyes closed, means he is super comfortable and trusting in his home.

    Ozzy is a little adventurous looking cutie as well.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Yes, pellet slurry is a very viable option if critical care isn't available. If you take a large spoon of pellets and add boiling water to them, they will disintegrate and puff up with makes them...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    I know it's frustrating. How much weight has he lost? I can't imagine how frustrated you must be. They must be so busy especially with the pandemic restrictions and whatnot. I know my vet is...
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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to the forum! We love pigtures here!
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    Popcorning: Re: Falling over popcorning?

    I know what you mean about sick pigs. Dealing with Sly's dental issues was a 20 month ordeal. When Punkin and Scooter fell ill at the same time, that turned into around the clock feedings for both...
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    Popcorning: Re: Falling over popcorning?

    I have SO many videos of Scooter doing JUST that as a baby. He and Punkin were such high energy kids and I had never had babies before.

    All I can say is enjoy it, because it's fleeting. A year...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Exotic surgery, by it's very nature, is going to be more expensive because it requires specialized training. I am very, very lucky in that I have a wonderful exotic vet who is also, even after many...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Looks like we both replied at the same time!
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    The price for surgery will vary with any vet, and prices vary a lot even within the same city. For what it's worth, I would stick with the exotic place because you know they are trained to deal with...
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    Conditions: Re: Seizures in elderly guinea pig

    I'm so sorry you lost Honey. I'm sure she's left a guinea pig sized hole in your heart.

    Thank you for rescuing her. And thank you for giving her the life she deserved.

    Rest in peace at the...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Happy to hear his is still holding his own. If he's eating and maintaining his weight, that's a very good sign.

    I would stick with the Metacam, as it's known to be safe. I have used ONE OTC...
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