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  1. Thread: Abu's Abscess

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    Lump: Re: Abu's Abscess

    The sac has to be removed entirely to prevent the abscess from forming again. If any part of it is left, it will almost always recur. The only sure way to prevent that is to remove the sac.
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    Sick: Re: Simon's Medical Thread

    Have they been treated with flagyl (metronidazole)?
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    Hay: Re: Found this in my Oxbow Hay...

    You're ALWAYS going to find things in hay. Harvesting and packaging it is a very mechanized process, and more than 120 million tons of hay are grown per year in this country. From start to finish,...
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    I wouldn't. They need the vitamins and minerals they get from a varied veggie diet. Lettuce is mostly crunchy water.
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    Urine: Re: Confused about color of urine

    Urine darkens pretty quickly. Fresh urine can be colorless, but look like that after a few hours.
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    I'm so sorry, 4boipigs. You gave him excellent care.
  7. Thread: Banned

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    Chat Re: Banned

    You can't delete posts at all.
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Stop the veggies and up the critical care. Give him Benebac twice a day. Is he on anything for pain? That could help calm his gut down.
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    Sick: Re: Chico and Amigo's med thread

    Can you disguise the benebac in something? Or mix the powdered kind into some Critical Care?
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    Sick: Re: Weight Loss Question

    Is it full-on diarrhea (very watery), or just soft stools? Diarrhea in a guinea pig is a medical emergency, but it needs an exotic vet, not a cat and dog vet moonlighting at a pet ER. I'd see if I...
  11. Thread: Banned

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    Chat Re: Banned

    I think the problem happens when a mod or admin tries to Spam-O-matic a troll and gets the wrong user. I REALLY don't want to give up that function, but it might help if the screen displayed the...
  12. Thread: Banned

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    @Todo 10, 4boipigs had another user ID, which I can't remember. She couldn't login under her old one, so had to create a new one.

    Spy9doc also had it happen to her, but it's been over a year.
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    Ovarian Cysts: Re: Spaying guinea pig/cyst ovarian

    Spaying is a really invasive procedure, and with a pig that old, I'd try hormone treatments first. They may or may not help, and they may or may not have to be repeated if they do work. But they're...
  14. Thread: Banned

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    Chat Re: Banned

    Haven't heard from Teresa. Sorry. I'll email her later today.
  15. Thread: Banned

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    Chat Re: Banned

    I messaged Teresa and asked her to look at it. The Admin screens don't show you as banned, but your posts don't show up at all.
  16. Thread: Banned

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    Chat Re: Banned

    I'll look into it as soon as I get to a computer. Can't do much on this tablet.
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    Behavior: Re: New Piggie Keeps Escaping from Cage

    Poke holes in it and zip tie it to the cage bars. She won't be able to get under it that way.
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    Behavior: Re: New Piggie Keeps Escaping from Cage

    The bed is NOT safe. Guinea pigs eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they have very poor depth perception. Three inches, three feet -- it's all the same to them. She's very apt to walk off...
  19. Vet: Re: Male Guinea Pig Became Destructive After New Medication (Bizzare)

    That's really odd. The vet is right that those meds have no record of causing those kinds of problems, but something has obviously happened.

    Generally, pain can cause a pig to bite and tear at...
  20. Thread: Lump on belly

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    Lump: Re: Lump on belly

    Please don't make double posts. I'm closing this thread
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    Re: Hi there! Newbie with some questions!

    Do not do gradual introductions. Guinea pigs are wired to establish dominance over other pigs, and they'll try to do so every time they meet. Introducing them gradually only stresses them out and...
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    Feet: Re: Gimbly's bumblefoot history

    V pattern is definitely mites. Poop color depends on what he's been eating.
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    Re: Hi there! Newbie with some questions!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Actually, you should let him choose his own mate rather than your doing it. A good rescue or shelter will let you do a meet-and-greet to see if they're compatible. I'd do...
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    Coughing: Re: Gagging motion with mouth?

    Don't put off the dental visit. Find a good exotic vet with rodent dental experience and get him checked out. If his molars are giving him problems, they will NOT get better, and things will only...
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    Re: Hopefully I like it here on this forum

    All of these are applied behind the ear to guinea pigs, no matter whether they're given orally or by injection to larger animals.
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