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    Feet: Re: Possible bumblefoot?

    Update one Bird, laser therapy didn't help, steroids didn't help, accupunture isn't helping, and he is down from 950 grams to 670 grams. I think he is just nearing the end and we can only keep him...
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    Feet: Re: Possible bumblefoot?

    So an update, the sores on his feet are not yet bumblefoot but are a very early sign. His heart sounded healthy so she believes it's is because of the pressure he's putting on it and immobility. We...
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    Feet: Re: Possible bumblefoot?

    Thank you for the quick reply. I'll consider switching him to fleece for his comfort, I never liked fleece but if it will help him I'll change it. He is on metacam and a CBD supplement for...
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    Feet: Possible bumblefoot?

    Hello all, it's been a long time since I've been on but have a concern about my 6.5 year old boar, Bird. He has severe arthritis in his back legs, feet and lower back. I just looked at his feet and...
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    Infection: Re: ?Hole? on guinea pig face

    Just posting an update, Pickle saw the vet a few days ago where this was determined to be a burst abscess. It was cleaned and I?m keepibg an eye on it. The bump underneath it seems to be unrelated,...
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    Infection: Re: ?Hole? on guinea pig face

    One last picture for tonight, it’s a bit swollen but still no pus. No discernible odor either, though the eye is infected and does have some odor so it’s tough to tell. I gave some metacam to help...
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    Infection: Re: ?Hole? on guinea pig face

    Thank you. I’m perfectly stumped as well. I hesitate to blame a hay poke as his bluegrass hay is exceptionally soft and I don’t think hitting a water bottle could cause an injury like that. He is in...
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    Infection: Re: ?Hole? on guinea pig face

    Only blood coming out right now, comes out easily when pressure is applied. Does not seem painful to him except when touching it. I used a warm salt water compress so it is wet, no scab. Seems to be...
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    Infection: ?Hole? on guinea pig face

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    Hi all, it?s been a long time since I?ve posted but need some advice. Tonight I noticed this circular hole on my guinea pig Pickle?s face. No idea what it is or cane from. He is a 5 years...
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    Weight: Re: Ways to Help Guinea Pig Gain Weight

    Thank you! I'll keep with regular critical care feedings then and add some extra pellets.
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    Weight: Re: Ways to Help Guinea Pig Gain Weight

    He has never had stone problems, I'll try giving him a little more. I thought oatmeal hurt their digestion? He does have a sensitive digestive tract, and is a picky eater, so I am cautious about...
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    Weight: Re: Ways to Help Guinea Pig Gain Weight

    He is three years old.
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    Weight: Ways to Help Guinea Pig Gain Weight

    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking for some tips to get my guinea pig Bird to gain some weight. He recently had an incidence of GI stasis, about a month ago, and I am working on trying to get his weight...
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    Re: Are guinea pigs noisy

    I would not keep guinea pigs in the bedroom. you can get used to their sounds but they are noisy little things.
  15. Weight Loss: Re: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    That is good advice, Thank you for sharing your story @jaycriae
  16. Weight Loss: Re: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    Back to the vet for follow up and weight check tonight, here's my good Bird getting his critical care. He loves the taste and has gotten much better about eating it...though it is still a messy...
  17. Behavior: Re: My guinea pig is smarter than your honor roll student

    Thats so cool!
  18. Stones: Re: Stone stuck in urethra. Piggy in hospital. Need some information

    I had a boar that had stones twice, once they were surgically removed. I switched him to no pellets/small amounts of KMS pellets and one Oxbow urinary health tab per day. I removed spinach, kale,...
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    Bedding: Re: Oxbow pure comfort bedding

    It's not as good as carefresh, which you can find inexpensive http://www.drsfostersmith.com/
  20. Weight Loss: Re: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    No ultrasound.

    Updates: Bird finished five days worth of metacam and antibiotics once a day, benebac and simeticone twice a day and hand feeding critical care. he had a one week check at the vet...
  21. Weight Loss: Re: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    It is an exotic vet, the X-rays were done back in February and again this week, neither time did they show stones. The vet has positively identified and removed stones from my other boar, so I'm sure...
  22. Weight Loss: Re: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    Sorry about that, didn't even thin to do it. Here is the link https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/105203-Weight-loss-bloating-difficulty-defecating

    I am not sure, that is just what they...
  23. Weight Loss: Bird's medical thread- weight loss, difficulty defecating

    I tried updating an old thread as it has become relevant once again, but the thread was too old so I'm starting anew.

    Bird once again has all the symptomís he has last Jan- March including very...
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    Vegetables: Re: Green beans are evil, take them away!!!

    They are so funny! What a cute story! My boy Pickle did the same thing when he got a new food dish. It didn't bother my other one, Bird, at all so I had to switch them, but Pickle would not go near...
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    Behavior: Re: Chattering when I approach the cage.

    I've had my boars for three years and they still chatter at me from time to time! They wont associate the behavior with getting treats, treats should help calm him down. Mine do it if i'm holding...
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