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    URI: Re: Runny Nose: URI?

    Could be an allergy to something. Is the vet open tomorrow if you decide to go then?
  2. Sick: Re: Bleeding from bottom & severe flaky skin after sedation.

    Is he housed with another pig?

    Can you extrude his penis to see if you can see any bite marks on it?
  3. Sick: Re: Bleeding from bottom & severe flaky skin after sedation.

    Can you gently look at his private parts and see if anything is amiss? Do you know how to clean the anal sac?

    Is there hay stuck in his penis or alongside the shaft?

    Is there blood in his anal...
  4. Conditions: Re: New pig owners, lots of questions! Looks like lice already....

    No, post your questions here on the thread about your pigs. Or make a medical thread for them and confine all your medical posts to that thread.
  5. Conditions: Re: New pig owners, lots of questions! Looks like lice already....

    Welcome to the forum!

    Lice: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/111160-How-to-treat-for-mites-and-lice

    Second piggy: Get it now. They're herd animals, and are much happier with a...
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    Cage: Re: Cage with 2ft tall solid walls

    You could probably modify it by cutting windows in the solid walls and putting grids in those places. If you mount the grids from the inside, they wouldn't be able to get to the untreated wood where...
  7. Introductions: Re: Quick Introductions (After Death of Cagemate)

    No, do not separate them. Guinea pigs are wired to establish dominance every time they meet another pig, and everything you've done today will be for nothing if you separate them.

    I'd leave them...
  8. Thread: Wet Bum Daily

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    Skin Problems: Re: Wet Bum Daily

    I'd suspect a bladder stone, and would want an x-ray.
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    Not Eating: Re: Pig seems to have trouble eating

    Vet, ASAP, for a dental x-ray, both top and sides.

    Give him way more CC than that. A pig that's eating nothing else needs 100 cc of Critical Care for every kilogram it weighs, spread out into 6-8...
  10. Thread: Vitamin C?

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    General: Re: Vitamin C?

    VitaDrops makes a liquid vitamin C that you can syringe to the pigs or sprinkle it on their veggies.
  11. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    If the pups are running around and the mom is eating/pooping/drinking/peeing normally, there's really no reason for a vet visit. If you think something abnormal is going on, post back here and...
  12. Sick: Re: Piggie on Baytril (Multi-Vitamin Question)

    Pigs are not generally given multivitamins. They usually contain fat-soluble vitamins, and since pigs are mostly made up of fat and fur, they can get vitamin overdoses. If you want to give him a...
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    Nutrition: Re: How good/bad are corn husks?

    I've never been able to find nutritional values for corn husks. But they shouldn't replace hay if hay is available, since hay is a nearly perfect food for GPs. I always just used them as a treat.
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  14. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Agreed on the separation. He must NOT be in the cage when she gives birth.

    Here's some info:...
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    Re: Nice to meet everyone

    Agreed. No. third. boar. It fails about 99.5% of the time. And no spayed female. One male can live with multiple females, but multiple males will fight over females, even they boars are neutered...
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Male pigs can get breast cancer, but it's not as aggressive as the human kind, and the removal isn't a terrible surgery. It does need to be removed, however, as it can grow large enough to be...
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    Nutrition: Re: How good/bad are corn husks?

    The silks are also good for her. Just cut off the dried outer ones and only feed the inner ones. As Guinea Pig Papa said, corn is grown with a LOT of pesticides, so you don't want to feed any part...
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    Bloated: Re: Bloated or chubby- What to do?

    Yes, particularly if she's just eaten and hasn't pooped in a while. You need to worry when they're firm all the time, sound hollow when thumped, and when she's showing signs of illness such as not...
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    General: Re: Abyssinian Guinea Pigs?

    I'd be willing to be there's not a purebred guinea pig anywhere in the world. They've been mixed together in so many places -- pet shops, labs, backyard breeders, whatever -- that they're all mixed....
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    UTI: Re: Rosemary's med thread

    She needs to see a vet. Providing medical care is as much a part of responsible pet ownership as food, hay and bedding.

    A UTI is not that expensive to treat. A stone IS expensive to treat, but...
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    Electrocautery just means they use a electrical current to stop bleeding. It's used in almost every surgery.
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    Bloated: Re: Bloated or chubby- What to do?

    The ingredients are OK. But you shouldn't give simethicone, or any other medicine, unless the pig actually needs it.

    Bloat is an illness, and pigs with bloat will usually show symptoms. Chubby...
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    Re: Breeder on GP Finder

    I reported it to Teresa.
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    Sick: Re: Penicillin G Injections

    heftysmurf, it may help to think about it some other way than a per hour rate. No question most vets make quite a bit of money. But they see lots of animals that just require check-ups and...
  25. Weight Loss: Re: Can piggies survive on critical care and veggies? Elderly pig with tooth problems

    Tooth planing doesn't require the same anesthesia as surgery, and it isn't surgery. It's a quick dental procedure, the pig doesn't go as deeply under, and there should be no problem.

    She won't...
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