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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    How much does your pig weigh? And do you have a small syringe without a needle? If not, a pharmacy will probably give you one.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    That's probably the very hardest stuff to calculate correctly. I don't have time to do it right now, but let me work with a dose calculator and see what I can figure out.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    What strength is the cattle drench stuff? Some of that is for 1200 pound horses, and it takes a LOT of careful dilution to get to a safe dose for a guinea pig.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    Yes. Get the .5% or the 1% kind -- it's far easier to measure, and you're far less likely to overdose them. You can apply any of it behind the ear, even the injectable and oral stuff.
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    Mites: Re: Treatment of mites?

    That's not mites, that's lice. Mites are microscopic, and can't be seen.

    First off, don't use any more PestAvert. It doesn't have the necessary chemicals to kill the bugs. And, it's a spray on,...
  6. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    A 3x2 will be ok while the pups are still very small. But keep an eye on their ears -- those are usually the first things that get attacked if the sow is feeling crowded. However, if you keep any...
  7. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You'd do better to substitute red or green leaf lettuce for the celery and parsley. They're both high in calcium, and the young guinea pig food should have all she needs.

    You can check the pelvic...
  8. Eyes: Re: Unusual white spots in eye, vet doesn't know what they are.

    You need a new vet.

    See http://www.guinealynx.info/records/viewtopic.php?p=162#162 and read about osseous choristoma and osseous metaplasia. Neither requires treatment, and neither is cancerous.
  9. Genitals: Re: My female guinea pigs genitals are hurting and very swollen

    I don't know, because I don't know what it is. Clean it up and post another picture and we'll see if we can figure something out.
  10. Genitals: Re: My female guinea pigs genitals are hurting and very swollen

    She needs an exotic vet, ASAP.

    I'd soak her butt in warm water for a while, and see if any of that stuff will wash off. It looks as though there's an open sore, and that needs to be cleaned up.
  11. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    She'll likely have them when you're not looking. But watch her for any signs of distress, like a lengthy labor, that might indicate that she needs an exotic vet quickly.

    Other than that, just...
  12. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    peanny77, where do you see anything about the teeth gnashing?

    I'll admit it's early and I haven't had my coffee yet, but I don't see it.
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    Adopting: Re: Housing Single Boar next to Duo?

    It can be a valid concern. There's no way to know how the pigs will react until you try it.

    You'd be more likely to be successful to have another pair of pigs in a cage, and place the cages...
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    Weight: Re: 5 weeks old,120g

    Maybe, but there's no way to know until she's grown.
  15. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    There's no point in going to the vet if she's behaving normally, and eating well.

    If she is pregnant, you can sort of guess how far along she is by the signs listed in that thread I referred you...
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    Infection: Re: Normal, sick, or recovering??

    I just wondered about the vet because it's very unusual to give Bactrim to an adult pig for a GI infection.

    I'd want them to try something else, either Baytril or Flagyl. Baytril can cause some...
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    Infection: Re: Normal, sick, or recovering??

    How old is your pig?

    Bactrim is not very effective against GI tract infections. It's more commonly used for urinary tract infections, or for upper respiratory infections in young pups who...
  18. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    It depends. if they've just eaten and are very full, it will feel like it's full. If they're sick and have bloat, it will be blown up like a balloon, and will make a hollow sound if you thump it. ...
  19. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    At nine inches, she's probably older than two months.

    She doesn't look all THAT pregnant, if she is at all. Just keep weighing daily and track her weight.

    I don't see any significance to the...
  20. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    You can feel movement in the stomach just because of the food going through the gut. If she's really just two months old, she couldn't be more than about 4 weeks pregnant, if that much, and you...
  21. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    She could be pregnant. She's old enough.

    But I'd hold off on taking her to a vet. It's impossible even for a vet to tell until the pig is several weeks along. The bones have to "mineralize"...
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    Conditions: Re: Bella Rose latest

    You already have a thread for Bella Rose. Please keep all medical posts on the same thread.

    I'm closing this one.
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    Bedding: Re: Bedding question's

    It's not only the dust that's a problem, it's the phenols in the pine -- the stuff that is the pine odor. Over time, it causes liver damage as well as lung problems.

    I'd definitely get my pigs...
  24. Behavior: Re: Is she having a bad day or is she not feeling well?

    Any kitchen scale that weighs up to five pounds in both ounces and grams is fine. They're widely available for about $15 or less. Some are easier to get the pig on than others, so consider that...
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    Behavior: Re: will my piggies become lonely???

    You can put them anywhere while you're introducing them, as long as nothing smells like either one of the pigs. But if you're putting them back into a cage that only one of them has been living in,...
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