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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    The teeth look fine to me, too.
  2. Thread: Doubt

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    Bonding: Re: Doubt

    Yes, if it's a large enough cage, and if you've got enough patience for their puberty squabbles. But the younger you put them together, the more likely you are to succeed.

    Two male pigs need at...
  3. Mites: Re: Put Ivermectin on Ear Instead of Behind Bald Spot

    The ears are fine. Anywhere there's not hair.
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    Feet: Re: Pododermatitis

    If you've got her on fleece, make some smaller fleece pads (fleece over towels is fine) and put them in places where she potties. You can change them more often, and they're much easier and quicker...
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    Feet: Re: Pododermatitis

    I wouldn't give the SMZ/TMP for that. GP's don't do well with antibiotics in general, and I'd want to see if it improved with something else first.

    Cage cleanliness has way more do to with...
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    Feet: Re: Pododermatitis

    Maybe. I can't tell from the picture. If you want to post something closer up with better lighting, we can better see what you're seeing.

    In the meantime, read...
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    Diet: Re: Overweight sow

    The lightest sow I ever had hovered just under three pounds, all the rest were over.

    Would you get fat eating nothing but salad? I don't think so. The only pigs who get fat are those who don't...
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    URI: Re: My friends pig is dying,

    What you can do is urge your friend not to get another guinea pig until she is able to provide health care for it. That's as much a part of responsible pig ownership as providing food and housing. ...
  9. Sick: Re: Pig just diagnosed with cancer -- what to expect?

    Ditto Soecara. Treatment for cancer in a guinea pig is harsh, very expensive, and almost never has good results. As Soecara says, the risk of bloat is high if you make (m)any changes to the diet,...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Boy broke into cage

    You MUST either separate the cages, or put a lid on her side. He CAN climb, and he WILL climb, every time she's in heat. And if she's pregnant and miscarries or gives birth and he can get to her,...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Boy broke into cage

    Because you didn't have him well secured. You need a lid on the girls' side. A determined male can push up the lid on his own cage, but he can't lift the lid on another cage.
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    FYI, sunken eyes are a sign of dehydration. Increase the pedialyte. You should be giving 5-10 cc. at a time.
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    Cage: Re: Loft and Ramp DIY Question

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/photos/ramps-and-steps/p18456-tunnel-for-the-pigster-condo.html
  14. Not Eating: Re: Fresh Dropping of Healthy Guinea Pig as a Probiotic

    You did stop the antibiotic, didn't you?
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    I'd take him in. Teeth problems will never get better on their own, and they an ultimately result in major digestive problems that can kill your pig.

    Also, they don't need much anesthesia to...
  16. URI: Re: URIs and Weight Loss in Senior Guinea Pigs - When is it time to give up?

    Could the vet prescribe some nebulized meds? They can tolerate much stronger antibiotics through nebulization than they can orally. I've had mine on gentamycin several times, and a couple of times...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    About 100+ cc. per day. At his weight, if he's eating nothing else, he should get 120 cc. per day. He's eating almost nothing, so I'd make sure to get the whole 100 cc in him.
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    Frustrated: Re: Found abandoned guinea pigs

    I doubt that I'd agree to the tests, but there are many heart pigs who live happy lives with their meds just being tweaked as their symptoms require.

    Read those GL links I gave you -- there's a...
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    Cage: Re: Loft and Ramp DIY Question

    The ramp to the upper story of my cage ran outside the cage and was made of PVC pipe. It worked very well until one of the pigs decided her favorite place in the whole word was right at the top of...
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    Injury: Re: Possible Bite, Should I Separate?

    See http://guinealynx.info/introductions.html for how to go about it.
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    Injury: Re: Possible Bite, Should I Separate?

    That's fine, but just be aware that when you put them all back together, you're going to have to do full reintroductions all over again. You can't just remove the divider and let her loose with the...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    If he's not eating anything else, 5 cc is not nearly enough unless you want to feed him 20 times a day. Because he needs about 100 cc per day if he weighs about a kilogram, and more if he weighs...
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    Cage: Re: Cage suggestions/fleece help

    HeadleyMama, there are jillions of pictures in the Photo Gallery about cage arrangements where you can get ideas.

    You can get by without changing all the fleece every couple of days if you make...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    Tomorrow should be fine for the vet if you can get food into him. But you need to realize that he doesn't get to decide whether he eats or not. You're an adult human, he's a three-pound pig. ...
  25. Not Eating: Re: Fresh Dropping of Healthy Guinea Pig as a Probiotic

    Ditto Guinea Pig Papa. But it's even better if you can retrieve some of the soft green poop from the anal sac of the healthy pig -- it's got much more of the stuff that's needed than a regular bean...
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