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    Medications: Re: Bene Bac questions.

    I sense that you are misunderstanding the purpose of Bene-Bac gel and probiotics in general. They are not to stimulate the appetite, but to replace the beneficial gut flora that antibiotics destroy....
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    Medications: Re: Bene Bac questions.

    Absolutely! Administering the probiotics is a preventative measure more so than a curative one. Even if they aren't needed, they won't harm your cavy.
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    Newborn Pups: Re: Baby developing slowly, nursing constantly

    I'm so sorry that you lost your baby girl. It's heartbreaking when you can do no more for them. Be at peace with it in knowing that you gave her love and great care in her short life. Fly free over...
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    Adopting: Re: I got new pigs, everybody!

    IMHO that is being a good guinea pig mom. My cavies have always had 24/7 access to pellets, hay, and water. Being fed veggies is secondary insofar as nutrition is concerned if they have quality...
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    Re: R.I.P My little fluffy friend

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Julio! :love:
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    Exercise: Re: Guinea Pig Wheelchair

    @Maplepig........did you ever create a working wheelchair for your cavy? Are you still looking for neoprene? I just came down from a search in my attic with a pair of neoprene "exercise" shorts that...
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Thanks for the update! I've been wondering how Scooter is doing. Baby steps, baby steps........
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    Behavior: Re: Ginger and Checkers close call

    You have some imagination! Thanks for the very entertaining post. lol

    I trust that your piggies are truly o.k.? Unfortunately, there are several house plants that are poisonous to cavies.
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    Not Eating: Re: Scooter's medical thread

    Sounds like a productive day. At least you now know what the problem is and have a plan moving forward. Best to handsome Scooter!
  10. Thread: How long?

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    In Heat: Re: How long?

    Good idea! In medicine we call this "watchful waiting".
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    In Heat: Re: How long?

    Average time is about 48 hrs. If she isn't a candidate for surgery, then I guess you are just going to have to live with it. You are lucky that she loves you and is affectionate. Some people would be...
  12. Thread: Hay Question

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    Hay: Re: Hay Question

    I would also advise ditching the hay rack. i had a hay rack for years and my cavies never consumed enough hay! I finally just gave up on it and adopted the system I use today.

    I have a kitten...
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    In Heat: Re: How long?

    Two months is too long for anybody to be in heat. lol

    I don't recall if Bella has been evaluated for ovarian cysts? If not, that could be the problem.

    Perhaps get her a small stuffed animal on...
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    Re: I'm sorry, baby Punkin. I love you.

    @GuineaPigPapa.....you know how I feel as I have already expressed my thoughts and feelings privately. Sparky was devastated by the news of the passing of his brother-in-spirit, and asked me to...
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    Not Eating: Re: Punkin's medical thread

    No matter what lies ahead for you, Tam and Punkin, you know that I'm always here for you. Unfortunately, both you and I have been here before. So long as he has fight left in him, you will fight for...
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    Bonding: Re: Does anyone own dogs as well??

    That picture is priceless! Your dog appears to be saying, "please come out and play with me. I'm jealous that you have each other, but I have no one".
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    Medications: Re: Bene Bac questions.

    That's because there IS no standard dose.....unless you contact the manufacturer who might be able to suggest it. Look through the Q&A and the reviews on Amazon and you will know as much as I do.
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    Medications: Re: Bene Bac questions.

    That is the product that I have always used. It's so easy to administer and and provide an accurate dose. If both boys are on probiotics indefinitely, then the powder would certainly be more...
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    Medications: Re: Bene Bac questions.

    The link you posted is certainly an interesting option.....and economical as well. But, how do you plan to administer it? You know by now that syringing anything is the only way to ensure that the...
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    Ramps: Re: Ramp for Cage Time?

    Candalalala........you and I are thinking along the same lines.:)
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    Ramps: Re: Ramp for Cage Time?

    You not only will need to cut an opening in the Coroplast, but also will need a doorway cut in a grid. I have a similar arrangement for my loft and the ramp to it. I'll see if I can find a pic of the...
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    Re: Popcorn something beautiful

    Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Popcorn! :love:
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    Some people pick out the spinach, but I don't bother. Sparky gets so few greens that are high in calcium that I don't worry about a little spinach in the spring mix. With regard to the Vit. C, I have...
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    Not Eating: Re: Paralyzed Guinea Pig, Won't Eat

    He still isn't likely to find what you need. Here are two links from Amazon to give both of you an idea of what works:

    (#1 choice)...
  25. Weight: Re: My guinea pigs seem to have gotten skinny?

    One suggestion that sometimes works is to mix some rolled oats in with their pellets. Cavies seem to like them and they are very nutritious.
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