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    General: Thoughts on guinea pigs and dogs

    Hi, this might be in the wrong place mods, feel free to move it if so!

    I have 6 pigs, girls in one cage, boys in another. I am considering adopting a 2 year Great Pyrenees (male). He's not the...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    Sorry for the long delay in updating this thread!

    I wasn't happy with how Rolo was progressing, and after a really rough night I was able to get him in to see an exotics vet that was recommended...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    Update on Rolo - still not eating, though still nosing at food. He went back to the vet on Thursday. They did a set of dental X-rays which were pretty difficult as they couldn't get the plate in...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    I did name him after Rolo candy. He's similar colors - chocolate brown with a caramel streak.

    Yesterday was pretty tough. The critical care feedings were a real battle. In saying that, when he...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    Update on Rolo - got him into the vet today where they did a detailed exam and x-rays under sedation. Everything was clear, no teeth issues, ulcers, jaw or muscular problems, no neurological issues,...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    Thanks bpatters. Yes, that's why I did a before and after weighing.

    Could I ask you something about the critical care? What ratio powder to water would you use? I used 1 tablespoon powder (I'm...
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    Mouth: Re: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    Thanks for the replies. How did your Fuery do?

    Husband and I have just given Rolo approx 15cc of critical care. That equated to about 1tbsp of critical care powder, mixed with 3 parts water,...
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    Mouth: Pig having problems chewing, any ideas?

    My 3-year-old boar, Rolo, is having difficulty eating. He clearly wants to eat and still comes running enthusiastically to the bars of the cage for veggies, but is finding it difficult. It's taking...
  9. Bonding: Re: Complicated boar reintroduction/bonding situation - any advice?

    If all 5 were together, they'd be in a 32 sq ft cage (4ft x 8ft). Would that be big enough? I'd definitely allow lots of time on a neutral zone first - when I introduced my 4 girls (they were 2...
  10. Bonding: Complicated boar reintroduction/bonding situation - any advice?

    I have 5 boys - a pair of brothers (approx 3 years old), and a trio of brothers (about 10 months old).

    My three younger boars got into a fight 2 months ago. One was injured and had to have...
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    Chat Re: amazon experience

    I have Amazon Prime. I bought a couple of things recently which took longer than the guaranteed two-day delivery. I complained, and they extended my Prime membership for an additional month for...
  12. Teeth: Possible injury to teeth/gums - how urgent to see vet?

    Trouble is currently on antibiotics and having a wound flushed daily after a fight. This evening, after doing the treatment, I put him in the pet carrier while cleaning his cage. As usual, I then...
  13. Injury: Re: How to treat a suspected abscess which has burst?

    Vet has flushed the wound, and I'm to do the same twice daily. He's also extended the course of antibiotics and I'm to go back in a couple of weeks.

    The injury is on his side, not the neck, so...
  14. Injury: How to treat a suspected abscess which has burst?

    Trouble got into a fight 2 weeks ago with his brother and was beaten up. Vet prescribed antibiotics. A small lump formed a couple of days later, which the vet examined and thought it was just...
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    Supplements: Vitamin C tablets - are these okay?

    My vet has recommended I crush some vitamin C tablets and add them to my pigs' food. Everyone talks about children's chewable, but all the children's vitamins I saw seemed to be gummy-type. I...
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    Play: Can you use plush toys?

    I've heard of people giving their cavies plush toys to cuddle into, and was wondering what people think of this? I have a guinea who's temporarily separated from his brothers whilst undergoing...
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    Newborn Pups: Please help me sex my pup

    I have a foster litter at the moment. Based on the info given to me they are apparently three weeks old today. I am a little unconvinced that they are quite as old as their weights are lower than...
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    Re: In Memory of Tigger

    I am so sorry. She was a beautiful girl. It's so hard when they leave us.
  19. Re: Goodnight little Gadget, 7th March 2015 - 12th August 2015

    Thank you everyone for your kind posts. I miss him a lot. We used to play 'count the piglets' because there was always one or another hiding when we went near the cage. Now that doesn't seem to...
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    Cage: Re: Good cage size for 5 boys?

    That's a good point bpatters. I had been thinking about the logistics of cleaning, but starting with the 4'x8' might actually be more practical.

    There's no danger of breeding - these are...
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    Cage: Re: Good cage size for 5 boys?

    No problem wombats, it's always good to have a note of caution! To give a bit more info, I have a pair of brothers (2 years old), and a trio of brothers (5 1/2) months old. Sadly, we lost the...
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    Cage: Good cage size for 5 boys?

    Hi,

    Considering a full cage overhaul (again!). Planning on shifting furniture around so I've got some scope to get creative. What size do five boys need?

    Thanks!
  23. Re: Goodnight little Gadget, 7th March 2015 - 12th August 2015

    The vet did the necropsy. Gadget had a huge blood clot in his lung (pulmonary embolism), he also had heart and lung defects that were present from birth. It's likely that he was the only piggy...
  24. Re: Goodnight little Gadget, 7th March 2015 - 12th August 2015

    He was a lovely boy, his mum came to me for fostering and I couldn't even be certain she was pregnant until just a couple of days before she had her litter of five. I knew I would end up adopting...
  25. Goodnight little Gadget, 7th March 2015 - 12th August 2015

    Little Gadget crossed the bridge this afternoon. He'd been at the vet for surgery for a bad entropion. He came through the surgery and anesthetic, but then started to bleed from his nose and was...
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