Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Urgent

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave Sugar's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 24, 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    4
    Thanks
    3 Rec'd/3 Posts

    Urgent

    Hi everyone,

    My good friend has a guinea pig who is pregnant and expected to deliver sometime this week. My friend found things she described as 'fetuses' in her guinea pig's cage as well as blood. Her guinea pig is alive, but it is just laying in its age at the moment, she isn't sure what to do. She cannot take her guinea pig to the vet yet, because her mum isn't home at the moment.

    Please don't start abusing me or my friend for having a guinea pig pregnant, you don't know the circumstances. This is an emergancy, the reason I haven't posted on Guinea Lynx is because it isn't letting me sign up with my email address and I do not have another one.

    Please help ...

  2. #2
    Cavy Slave auburnmare5's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 03, 2007
    Location
    Medford, MA (Near Boston)
    Posts
    1,427
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    173
    Thanks
    123 Rec'd/75 Posts

    Re: Urgent

    Maybe you can take her to her vet. Have her leave a note or call her mom explaining what is happeneing; and taker her to her vet.
    Good Luck!

  3. #3
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Jan 08, 2007
    Posts
    1,509
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    3
    Thanks
    163 Rec'd/136 Posts

    Re: Urgent

    I hope you have found a way to get that poor guinea pig to a vet!!! She needs vet care immediately. The babies are obviously stillborn and there could be a fetus still inside her. If she is just lying around and being lethargic, there is something seriously wrong and she needs a vet NOW. If you haven't gone already - find a way to get her to one somehow!!

  4. #4
    Cavy Champion, Previous Forum Moderator! VoodooJoint's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 05, 2004
    Location
    In Oil Covered New Orleans - FUBP
    Posts
    9,487
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    471
    Thanks
    3,254 Rec'd/801 Posts

    Re: Urgent

    Sorry but there isn't any advice we can give you. It sounds like the pig aborted the fetuses or went into premature labor. It may still have a fetus inside or be suffering from infection if a baby died inside the womb.

    Only a vet can help. I hope your friend manages to get her to a vet quickly.
    Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You can't let the world judge you too much.

    Maude from Harold and Maude

  5. #5
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    8,396
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    2,022
    Thanks
    1,146 Rec'd/634 Posts

    Re: Urgent

    Ditto voodoo.

    You need to take her to a good vet and see if she has retained any fetuses.

    Is she alert?

  6. #6
    Lethal Guru
    Joined
    Jan 15, 2004
    Location
    Central New Jersey
    Posts
    1,895
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    8 Post(s)
    Thanks
    225
    Thanks
    555 Rec'd/152 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Urgent

    Whatever the circumstances, I don't care. The pig has to go to the vet NOW. (Well, twelve hours ago, now.) She miscarried and she could have a fetus still inside her, or she could be suffering from pregnancy toxemia.

  7. "Thank you, salana, for this useful post," says:


  8. #7
    Cavy Slave Sugar's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 24, 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Thanks
    4
    Thanks
    3 Rec'd/3 Posts

    Re: Urgent

    My friend managed to get her guinea pig to the vet in the end and by the time she got her there, the vet said there were no more babies left inside her. My friend's guinea pig is fine now and she won't be breeding that guinea pig or any other guinea pigs ever again, she realised its just not worth risking the guinea pig's health. Thanks for the replies (:

  9. #8
    Lethal Guru
    Joined
    Jan 15, 2004
    Location
    Central New Jersey
    Posts
    1,895
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Quoted
    8 Post(s)
    Thanks
    225
    Thanks
    555 Rec'd/152 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3

    Re: Urgent

    She should keep an eye on her pig's weight (weigh her every day, at the same time) for the next two weeks as a precaution.

    It's a rough lesson to have to learn, but at least the pig looks like she's pulling through.

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •