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    Skin Problems: Re: Unknown Skin Condition

    I'd think if it were cheilitis, the antibiotics would have helped. But it's possible, I suppose. Do see a good exotic vet for treatment.
  2. General: Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I'm very sorry you lost her. A prolapsed uterus is a very serious thing in guinea pigs, and treatment is rarely successful.
  3. Conditions: Re: Casper's Medical Thread: lesion on testicle

    Do keep us posted about what happens. Good luck to you both.
  4. General: Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    You need to get to an exotic vet ASAP.

    And please do not breed your guinea pigs. Pregnancy and delivery are very hard on both sows and pups, and the death rate is high. Guinea pigs can have...
  5. Conditions: Re: Casper's Medical Thread: lesion on testicle

    You can feed him normally until about 2-3 hours before the surgery. Guinea pigs can't vomit, which is the reason for not eating before surgery, but they can regurgitate anything that hasn't made it...
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    General: Re: Unknown on labour signs?

    Stickies that answer questions like this are at the top of every forum. This one is from the Pregnancy and Babies forum:...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Unknown Skin Condition

    Yeah, guinea pigs on wheels is a big no-no. Can you find another exotic vet? I think Guinea Pig Papa is in Ontario -- he might be able to help you come up with one.

    The tobramycin only treats a...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Unknown Skin Condition

    What all medicines have you tried? And what strength? And for how long?

    If she hasn't seen any improvements on antibiotics, I'd treat for a fungus. I can't really tell how smaller lesion is to...
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    Weight Loss: Re: Ongoing Teeth Issues & Weight Loss

    Several pigs with jaw problems have had good luck with chin slings. It won't cure all of them, but it does help some specific conditions. See http://www.guinealynx.info/chinsling.html.
  10. Thread: Growth in Ear

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    Tumor: Re: Growth in Ear

    She does need to see an exotic vet -- it could just be an infection. You can google "exotic vets [put the name of your city here]" without the quotes and brackets and get the exotic vets around you....
  11. Hair Loss: Re: V shaped bald spot on back normal skin underneath

    That's the classic hair loss pattern for mites. The pig is biting at its back because it itches, but that's the only area it can reach.

    You can treat it yourself -- three or four doses of...
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    Skin Problems: Re: Flaky, hard, bloody skin.

    He wouldn't be happy with you applying it. Mites make pigs very grumpy and reluctant to be touched, but it needs to be done for you to apply the medicine. Also, the liquid may make the mites...
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    Chat Re: Growth on foot

    Well, pulling might hurt, but pinching it with your nails would tell you if there's any feeling in that growth.

    Spurs are sort of like softer nails -- there's no feeling in them at all until you...
  14. Injury: Re: Guinea Pig Jumped Out of Hand and Isn't Acting Normally

    She needs to be seen by a vet now. She's undoubtedly in pain, and may have punctured a lung with a broken rib.

    This is why everyone with a guinea pig needs an emergency vet fund on hand at all...
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    Chat Re: Growth on foot

    It could be a spur -- they can be different colors. Does it seem to hurt him if you pinch it?
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    Chat Re: Growth on foot

    The pictures are kind of small. Take a look here and see if it looks anything like this: http://www.guinealynx.info/feet.html#spurs
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    Cleaning: Re: Absorbent Layer under fleece

    Only one layer of fleece on top. More than that won't wick.
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    Re: Looking for help with my New Guinea Pig?

    He's extremely unlikely to have mites on his eye. It's far more likely to be fungus.

    I wouldn't separate them -- they've both already been exposed to whatever's going on.

    Can you post clear,...
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    Possibly Pregnant: Re: Weight Gain = Pregnant?

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/103012-How-can-I-know-if-my-guinea-pig-is-pregnant-And-how-far-along-is-she
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    Cleaning: Re: Absorbent Layer under fleece

    They don't turn mushy. They break up into sawdust, which forms a kind of firm floor that can actually be swept.

    Where are you? Forty pounds of horse stall bedding costs about $8 here, so you may...
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    Cleaning: Re: Absorbent Layer under fleece

    Kiln-dried pine may not have much of an odor. And even if you pay more for them, they last far longer. Two 40-pound bags will last a year in a 16 square foot cage if covered with fleece. That...
  22. Thread: She’s here!

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    Re: She’s here!

    You haven't done anything wrong or messed anything up. I was just pointing out that the answers to frequently asked questions are pinned at the tops of the forums, and therefore easy to find. ...
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    Behavior: Re: Separating boars

    He might be, but I really don't think so. All of the years I've spent on guinea pig forums tells me it won't work.
  24. Thread: She’s here!

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    Re: She’s here!

    How long have you had her?

    There are LOTS of stickies at the tops of the forums, and lo! one is on pregnancy and how far along a pig might be. See...
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    Cleaning: Re: Absorbent Layer under fleece

    Wood pellets work amazingly well under fleece. Just make sure they don't have any accelerants added, and don't have a strong pine odor. Horse stall bedding usually works well.

    Your mom didn't...
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