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    Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Hi my sow Mini has just given birth to two pups and she is not eating the placentas and there was a fair amount of blood? She now has a large thing extruding from the back of her and I don't know what it is but she is not bothered by it. I would attach a photo of it if I knew how. Please help I won't be able to sleep until I know she is fine.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Please help I don't know what I have to do will it fix it self or do I need to get a vet to help.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I have no experience with pregnant sows, but it sounds like you should get her to the vet. Even if it's not serious, it's better safe than sorry.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    You need to get to an exotic vet ASAP.

    And please do not breed your guinea pigs. Pregnancy and delivery are very hard on both sows and pups, and the death rate is high. Guinea pigs can have genetic conditions that cause horrible consequences, and should never be bred by anyone who's not thoroughly acquainted with the things that cause those conditions. I'd go so far as to say they should never be deliberately bred at all, as there are enough accidental pregnancies to keep the breed going without any sows having to be deliberately placed in danger.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I didn't breed I adopted her and she was pregnant already before you start jumping to conclusions.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Get her to a vet ASAP, she may have prolapsed. Even if it isn't a prolapse anything hanging out post birth needs a vet urgently.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I'm so sorry for what you are experiencing with your piggie. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how everything turns out.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Have been to the vet today and had the prolapsed uterus put back in, given antibiotics, so need to just wait and see. She is not looking any better �� still not eating and I am giving her water from a dripper but she has not moved, hand feeding the new pup's a formula the vet gave me and keeping my fingers crossed she picks up over night.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    A quick update my sow Mini has passed away about an hour ago. Now to care for her baby pup's.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I am so sorry for your loss. I've never had female pigs and couldn't comment on your issue with her.

    Rest in peace, Mini.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I'm very sorry you lost her. A prolapsed uterus is a very serious thing in guinea pigs, and treatment is rarely successful.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    That wasn't the news that I was hoping to hear. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you the best with Mini's babies.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    Very sorry about Mini's passing and glad the pups are in your care.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    It's always heartbreaking when one of our beloved fur babies crosses the Rainbow Bridge. It sounds as though you did everything possible for Mini and can find comfort in knowing that.

    You are going to be a good piggy Mom to these pups. They are so lucky to have you! Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge, Mini.

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    Re: Please help complications with sow after giving birth

    I’m so sorry for your loss! It is so heartbreaking. The best way to continue to love Mini is caring for her sweet babies, which you are doing.

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