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    Cleaning up.

    My guinea pig is currently on medicines and vitamin supplements. She hates it and creates a mess when we try to feed it to her and quite naturally so.
    How should I clean up the medicine that sticks to her body? She isn't being able to clean that herself and it surely seems to be irritating her. Should I use water?

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    Re: Cleaning up.

    Okay, you have to be a lot more specific...what meds is she taking and why? Also, why vitamin supplements? A vitamin rich diet negates the need for supplements.

    Why is any medicine sticking to her body?

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    Re: Cleaning up.

    Quote Originally Posted by CavyMama View Post
    Okay, you have to be a lot more specific...what meds is she taking and why? Also, why vitamin supplements? A vitamin rich diet negates the need for supplements.

    Why is any medicine sticking to her body?
    They're drops for her gas problem. Vitamin supplements because she wasn't eating much. After the medicine, she's eating well now, but the drops are on her fur, just under the mouth (because she tried spitting the drops out) which is irritating her. We'll be taking her off the supplements as soon as she's back to 100% health.

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    Re: Cleaning up.

    Water should do the trick for the drops. If the med has dried on her mouth, warm water will work better. For the llquid supplement, if you are feeding by syringe, put the syringe into her mouth between her cheek and her teeth and far enough back that she can't spit it out. This will make sure that she swallows it instead of spitting it out.

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