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    Crusty Eyes: Re: Snickers' Medical Thread

    Sounds like a plan!
  2. Diet: Re: What are good quality pellets and hay for young guinea pig?

    Actually, the hay should be green with no yellow mixed in. The greener, the better, although it should be well dried. It should be timothy or another long strand grass hay (timothy, blue, meadow,...
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    Conditions: Re: Leo and Sawyer 2

    Did you pick the glue off?
  4. Scratching: Re: Some days my guinea pigs scratch a lot but some day they don't

    Don't mix the H&S with the ivermectin. There's no way to know if there are adverse interactions between the two, but ivermectin generally isn't given in conjunction with other topical meds.

    It...
  5. Scratching: Re: Some days my guinea pigs scratch a lot but some day they don't

    So how did you treat them for mites? What strength was the ivermectin? How much did you give? How did you give it? How much do your pigs weigh?

    And you and Guinea Pig Papa are saying two...
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    Conditions: Re: Leo and Sawyer 2

    You could try it. If it's actually a fungal infection, it's well set in, and the coconut oil may not be strong enough to get rid of it.
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    Conditions: Re: Leo and Sawyer 2

    It's possible. But it could also be fungal. Even if it isn't, it's in a great place for a infection to develop on that open skin. I'd get some antifungal ointment and apply sparingly twice a day...
  8. Thread: Hi everyone!

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    Re: Hi everyone!

    That link I gave you has a ton of information about what you'll need.
  9. Thread: Hi everyone!

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    Re: Hi everyone!

    I'm not sure I'd trust the word of a cashier at a pet store about pet care -- we've seen people get some awful advice from store clerks over the years.

    The first thing you need to know is that you...
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    Not Eating: Re: Misko's Medical Thread

    How much CC are you giving him? He needs 100+ cc's, per day, for every kilogram he weighs, given in 6-8 feedings around the clock. You adjust up or down according to the weight of the pig, and down...
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    Fresh Food: Re: Girls love wheatgrass

    Just don't start them on large amounts -- they can get bloated that way.

    You should always start with very small amounts of fresh grass and work up to larger amounts. You can google images of...
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    Not Eating: Re: Misko's Medical Thread

    It's renamed, but the title on the old posts won't change.

    I wouldn't give him any veggies at all until you get the digestive problem cleared up and his poops have been normal for at least a...
  13. Thread: Yellow hay

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    Hay: Re: Yellow hay

    Kelsie, why are you worried about the short "strands?" Those are stems, and they're made up of strands. It doesn't matter how short the stems are, but you want the long strands because of the fiber...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    The teeth look fine to me, too.
  15. 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...
  16. 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. ...
  22. 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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