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    Feet: Re: Having trouble treating bumblefoot

    About 2 years ago I adopted an older rescue who had bumblefoot on one of her front feet when I got her.

    I used vetricyn spray multiple times a day....
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    Re: God Bless You, Dear Horatio!

    I am sorry for your loss. It is difficult to lose a beloved member of the family.
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Boy broke into cage

    This is an unfortunate situation... especially since it was preventable with a little follow through on your part when I asked you to post a picture of your cage after Mr. Smores was injured. Many...
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    Not Eating: Re: Fresh Dropping of Healthy Guinea Pig as a Probiotic

    When one of mine had really bad diarrhea (the worst I had ever seen) after using Baytril, my vet avoided using Metacam because she said it can be rough on an already delicate stomach.

    It took a...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    I use a pea size amount about an hour after each dose of antibiotic.

    If you do get more, I find the large syringe filled bene-bac with the twist dosage plunger is easier to get it out & get all...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    If you haven't already got one, get a kitchen scale to weigh him. They are inexpensive and extremely valuable, especially to keep an accurate eye on a sick pig's weight loss or gain. I got mine for...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    So good to hear!!

    I give them cilantro in between mouthfuls of critical care. It's also how I give Bene-bac to a stubborn pig who doesn't like it by putting the bene-bac on on the cilantro & they...
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    Conditions: Cushing's Disease Diagnosis

    Thanks to @GuineaPigPapa's urging, I am creating a thread for my Guinea Pig Lucy who was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease after a two year struggle trying to figure out her ailments.

    It is my...
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    Not Eating: Re: Friar Tuck's medical thread

    MerryFriarTuck I just wanted to add on some encouragement to you. I am sorry that Friar Tuck is having some challenges, but glad to see he is making improvements today.

    I have read many of your...
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    Bullying: Re: Pigs bullying each other?

    I apologize for hijacking this thread...but I would love to know more @StrayHares about your experience with a pig with Addison's if you are willing to share. And I am truly sorry you and your pig...
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    Bullying: Re: Pigs bullying each other?

    Interestingly enough, I found out the hard way (and expensive way!) that not all hair loss on the flanks is related to ovarian cysts in females.

    One of my females actually was diagnosed with...
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    Bullying: Re: Pigs bullying each other?

    Hello. Sorry you are having some challenges. Thanks for including pictures.

    As far as Paisley, do you see any sores near the hair loss? Any red patches or swelling? Is the skin flakey or smooth?...
  13. Injury: Re: Guinea pig ear torn in half!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    Good to see that Smores is feeling better. Thanks for the update.

    Just curious how big is the cage in total? What are the measurements in grids since you have a C &C cage.

    And how many pigs?
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  14. Injury: Re: Guinea pig ear torn in half!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    How is Mister Smores doing? You haven't provided an update regarding him, and I am sure everyone who has read & replied to your post would appreciate it.

    Is he back to eating/drinking normally...
  15. Injury: Re: Guinea pig ear torn in half!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    #1 You need to find a different vet. A cavy savy exotics vet who understands guinea pigs and knows you don't wait until they "ooze puss" since this generally leads to expensive abscesses and more...
  16. URI: Re: URIs and Weight Loss in Senior Guinea Pigs - When is it time to give up?

    It was very kind of you rustiscool to take in Pumpkin and Crabapple and try to improve their living conditions right away.

    Did you take them to a Cavy Savvy exotics vet?

    This is important...
  17. Injury: Re: Guinea pig ear torn in half!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

    No, I think bpatters was motivating you to do what you needed to do. We cannot, although we would like to, provide veterinarian care for your guinea pig virtually. Injuries require an immediate call...
  18. Behavior: Re: How far along is my Pregnant Guinea pig?

    Your mention of "both were male" concerned me, so I wanted to tell you to separate the male & pregnant female immediately if you have not done so already.

    A sow can become pregnant again right...
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    Injury: Re: Hay in Eye

    Unless you can visibly see the hay, and are indeed absolutely sure it is hay that you see, please do not try to pull anything from your guinea pig's eye.

    One of mine over this summer had a hay...
  20. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    If you are still looking for chews here is where I get safe chews for my guinea pigs that they actually use. They love the mobiles, meadow ball, twists & fidget sticks. They seem to ignore anything...
  21. Possibly Pregnant: Re: Is my guinea pig pregnant or is she gaining weight/growing??

    julifhy, I am so sorry to hear about the babies not making it.

    One of the sows I adopted a couple years ago was very young, like Coco, and unfortunately pregnant. She had complications during the...
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    Bonding: Re: New Piggie Help

    My condolences on the loss of your three other guinea pigs.

    I am assuming the cage is the same one the older girls have lived in for a while. Did you thoroughly clean the cage & everything in it...
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    Bonding: Re: Craigslist Adoption Terrified

    Rynn21...I gave my advice from PERSONAL experience. I also started with a midwest cage, so my suggestion did not come from judgement, it came from my learned experience and having to problem solve...
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    Bonding: Re: Craigslist Adoption Terrified

    The midwest cages are great for travel and temporary medical cages, but one midwest cage isn't sufficient for the permanent residence of 2 guinea pigs. You are seeing an example of that.

    There...
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    Fleece: Re: Need wicking advice ASAP

    They are adorable!

    Oh, the burrowing...you got some curious, fun piggies! I have some who like to burrow as well. I add a couple of fleece tunnels and fleece forests in the cage... this usually...
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