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  1. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    update:

    things are looking optimistic for obcy! her feet are healing quite nicely. her front paws still have quite some ways to go to fully heal. the swelling has gone down a bit and they aren't...
  2. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    thank you ♥ taking it a day at a time and hoping for the best. i'll keep everyone updated, she has a checkup this monday.
  3. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    thank you so much :'(

    there have been many moments where i finish up a foot bath and i'm putting ointment on her feet and i break down crying, wondering if i'm doing enough, if i'm doing the...
  4. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    yup. i wasted easily $1,000 or so all summer going to this awful vet. she never helped, only pushed her "herbal remedies" onto me every time. obcy needed real medications and the woman would never do...
  5. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    update:

    slowly but surely, obcy is showing improvement! she takes her medication like a champ. i follow up the antibiotic with probiotics throughout the day (giving time after the antibiotic to...
  6. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    update:

    took obcy to the vet this morning. i worried i would have to put her to sleep. the vet assured me he's seen worse cases, and he seems optimistic about recovery. he started her on...
  7. Infection: Re: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    update: i got some recommendations from friend and a local guinea pig rescue. obcy has an appointment monday morning. i'll update then.
  8. Infection: elderly guinea pig has bumblefoot (or urine scald?)

    hey guys

    back in may 2018, my elderly guinea pig developed a bladder infection. we treated the infection and began a pain management regimen for her arthritis.

    unfortunately, while treating the...
  9. Vision: Re: anyone else notice an eye color change over time? (not due to injury/illness)

    yup, 5 and on was when changes started.

    it's hard to watch, i cant imagine my life without my girls at this point. elliot got a little skinny and has stayed skinny; no health issues though. she is...
  10. Vision: Re: anyone else notice an eye color change over time? (not due to injury/illness)

    here's how red her eyes were the first year of her life. the blue started showing up as she matured.

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    how her eyes look now:
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    man she looks like such an old lady compared to...
  11. Vision: Re: anyone else notice an eye color change over time? (not due to injury/illness)

    i'm not sure! here are a few photos of her! i'm going to look into the genes you're talking about, it sounds really interesting.

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    in the third picture, she's the smaller piggy...
  12. Vision: anyone else notice an eye color change over time? (not due to injury/illness)

    one of my guinea pigs, obcy, was born with ruby eyes that appeared blue at various angles. as she's gotten older, the ruby has disappeared and only the blue coloration seems to appear. she doesn't...
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    Medications: Re: guinea pig arthritis question!

    thank you so, so, so much
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    Medications: guinea pig arthritis question!

    hello!

    my guinea pig, obcy, has arthritis in her hips. she had an x-ray done around june to confirm it, and the vet put her on joint supplement drops. its a holistic herbal mixture (0.25 ml per...
  15. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    good to know, thank you!!!

    i had an exam monday, clinicals last week and this week, and i'm dog sitting. juggling all of this has been a lot, but it's worth it.
  16. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    thank you! i do feel better. i had no appetite the past week, but it's kind of coming back.

    yep! i'm eager to see her happier and more active again. i'm super glad it worked out for sly!! it's...
  17. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    update 2/4

    the vet did an x-ray and she has NO bladder stones!!!!!!!!!!! i'm beyond grateful for that. she does have arthritis in her hind legs, so we have begun pain management.

    she's doing...
  18. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    3/31 update!!!

    obcy has been independently eating food around the cage ALL DAY. despite her paws, she's being fairly mobile. her poop still looks great, she's urinating without any signs of...
  19. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    yup, i visited that right away earlier. thank you though!! the same thing happened to my friend when her guinea pig was healing from bladder stones. he was sedentary and the urine scald caused...
  20. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    update:

    things took a turn. her feet haven't caused me any concern all week and today i notice they're super inflamed, and i think it's bumblefoot. the only vet in my area is closed until monday....
  21. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    thanks for your response and advice!! i'm sorry to hear about chester :(

    she started enjoying CC last night, and today she loved it too! i managed to feed her 2 large syringe worth of CC over the...
  22. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    okay!! i just fed her again and it went beyond perfect!! is it normal for them to hate it and then grow to love it?

    i mixed enough to fill the large syringe and had some left in the bowl still (i...
  23. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    @bpatters

    as of late last night and today, she has been enthusiastically eating hay and veggies on her own. i did see her at the bowl eating pellets earlier. i sat by the cage and watched her eat...
  24. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    i'm reading guides on syringe feeding and i see that it's safer to use smaller syringes if you're inexperienced? the vet gave me a large one for CC and two small ones for the motility/gas drops.
    ...
  25. Infection: Re: UTI and possible bladder stones. just need positivity right now.

    @bpatters

    you're very right. my head was all over the place monday. i was scared of making my bill too high to pay, or that i could only afford the x-ray/UA and not the medications. this place...
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