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    Behavior: Re: Ginger and Checkers close call

    Know that youíre not alone, I had to call animal poison control once after Ferb ate a tulip leaf. Apparently if he had eaten the bulb or flower it would have been bad. He was okay after eating the...
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    Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    Iím so very sorry for your loss. They always leave guinea pig shaped holes in our hearts when they cross the rainbow bridge. RIP little Punkin.
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    Sick: Trixieís Medical Thread

    Well, Trixie is fine. She had gotten lettuce stuck in her throat. Itís cleared now. She had either coughed it up or swallowed it by the time I woke up today.

    I had the vet check Trixie anyway....
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    Sick: Trixieís Medical Thread

    Why do our piggies always get sick in the middle of the night?

    10:30pm when I gave Bacon & Penny meds and all 3 vitamin C and lettuce Trixie seemed fine.

    I heard her choke on some lettuce....
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    Conditions: Re: Baconís Medical Thread

    spy9doc Iím not suspecting anything environmental at this point, although an air purifier may not be a bad idea just in case.

    This whole thing with Bacon started last winter when he managed to...
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    Conditions: Re: Baconís Medical Thread

    Just FYI, I had asked about feeding Bacon a veggie while heís in the nebulizer container and the vet tech said not to in case the misted medications accumulate on the veggie and he ingests them. I...
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    Conditions: Baconís Medical Thread

    So it turns out Bacon does not have an enlarged heart. He does have an arrhythmia, but no heart murmur. The veterinary cardiologist was able to image the left side of his heart better than the right...
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    Sick: Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    That is excellent news! Go Sparky!

    Bacon will see the veterinary cardiologist on Friday, Iíll let you know what he has to say (and if they can get an echocardiogram this time).
  9. Thread: bedding

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    Re: bedding

    I use Small Pet Select paper bedding, the brown (not the white) if youíre looking for an alternative to the carefresh brand. You can buy it at smallpetselect.com or amazon.com .
  10. Thread: Baby sow Lethal?

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    Lethals: Baby sow Lethal?

    You mentioned a bald spot on her head, is she a crested breed, like Penny in this picture? It looks like a small bald spot on the top of the head with the fur growing in a whorl around it.
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    Diet: Re: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    Child Life Vitamin C liquid is 1 ml per (adult) pig per day, according to Stahl Exotics (SEAVS).
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    Diet: Advice on guinea pig diets!

    This is what my piggies take for vitamin C, itís the one their exotics vet sells. They think itís a treat and squabble over who gets theirs first every night.
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    General: Re: Traveling Guinea Pig Mom

    So I go away for about a week at a time several times a year. I hire a pet sitter who comes in twice a day. Often itís a different person than the previous time.

    It would be far more traumatic to...
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    Sick: Sparky's Medical Thread

    How is Sparky doing? Iím so glad he decided to go up the ramp!

    Iíll PM you about what happened with Ferb, I donít want to hijack Sparkyís thread.
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    Re: I'd like to thank the moderators.

    I agree with Kelsie! And some of the guinea pig groups on Facebook are awful too.

    Thank you moderators!
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    Sick: Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    Oh my goodness, I hope Sparky feels better quickly! And I really wish this wasnít happening!

    My (Sir Francis) Bacon (adopted in December) was diagnosed with an enlarged heart in February. His...
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    Sick: Swollen Tumor in Chest Probably cancer

    My Penny is 5.5 years old. She has a lipoma on her chest, it will be removed surgically next week. It started fast and is getting bigger pretty fast. The vet said lipomas are not usually cancer. Hers...
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    Re: Welcome to the Rainbow Bridge, Mocha

    Iím so sorry for your loss. There are too many guinea pig shaped holes in our hearts. RIP little Mocha.
  19. Fly Free Over the Rainbow Bridge, my sweet Chip!

    Sigh, I donít check in very often when work is extra busy, and then thereís sad news. Iím so sorry Chip passed away. Itís been a bad year for our beloved piggies, I miss Ferb every day. RIP little...
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    Conditions: Re: Mammary Tumor Advice

    Iím so sorry your baby is sick. Iíve had some luck with wiping a piece of fruit (cut up strawberry or blueberry) all over the tip and outside of the syringe (after drawing up the medication). It...
  21. Thread: Simon

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    Re: Simon

    Oh no, Iím so so sorry! And second guessing ďif onlyĒ is a horrible place to be. Iím still there from Ferbís passing.

    Fuery, Alex, Ymir and Simon are together (Ferb is there too) having the all...
  22. Thread: Kijiji Rescues

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    Adopting: Re: Kijiji Rescues

    Gorgeous! How do you get them to sit still? When I try and get pigtures mine go in separate directions unless I give them a piece of apple (or other fruit/veggie).
  23. Thread: Happy New Year!

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    Re: Happy New Year!

    Lol, my niece and were eating lunch at a Chinese restaurant last Saturday and we had a conversation about this. I declared itís a great year for guinea pigs coming up!
  24. Thread: Happy New Year!

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    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year Artista and Bella Rose, from me, Penny, Trixie & Bacon!
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    Pregnant: Pelvic Bones, Pregnant GP, Labor?

    Congratulations to you and Almond! The babies are adorable!
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