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    Hi everyone. My Waffles has got the URI and now. Long story short had to switch vets due to the other one saying he was fine. Took him to Neffsville. They said he had a URI. He way 1.5lbs. They prescribed him .7ml of Baytril. That seems really low when my other pig Harvey got .42ml wvery 24hrs and he ways 2oz less than Waffles. Now Waffles is starting to be lethargic and he went to the vet Thursday. I called the vet, but my vet isn't in they have another vet looking at his charts to see if they should up it. I really don't have the money for the over night emergency vet again. Any advice on meds.

    Also his symptoms are clicking when breathing which is louder, and a hacking noise. Now he also isn't running when I gwt the hay out like he used to.
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    This pic is old. He looks a littke puffed out at the face now

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    Re: Help guinea pig getting worse

    How much does he weigh in grams?

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    Re: Help guinea pig getting worse

    I'm sorry your piggy is sick.

    First off, you can't tell by the amount of medicine he's getting whether it's more or less than Harvey got. The concentration of Waffles' medicine may stronger so he doesn't need as much. If you can post the strength of each of the medicines (how many mg. per ml (cc), we'll have a better idea.

    Baytril causes guinea pigs to lose their appetites, and they MUST eat or they'll die. You should be giving him a probiotic either before or after he eats (Bene-Bac is made for small animals, but plain acidophilus or kyodophilus tablets, crushed up and put on his food, will do). He needs either Critical Care, Critter Be Better, or a pellet slurry given to him through a syringe. If he's not eating anything on his on, he needs at least 50-60 cc. per day, split into 5-6 feedings. If he is eating, you can decrease that amount accordingly. Read http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html for instructions on how to do it.

    He won't like it. It's called force feeding for a reason. But if he's not eating and you can't get food into him, he'll die.

    Was this an exotic vet who saw him last?

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    Re: Help guinea pig getting worse

    @Guineapigpro, there are plenty of ounces-to-gram converters on line.

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    Re: Help guinea pig getting worse

    He weighs 680 grams. I do not know the concentration of Harveys they were premeasured. Waffles is 100mg/ml. He is eating just not getting excited and laying around.

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    It was an exotic vet who saw him last he's been seeing guinea pigs for 30yrs.

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    Re: Help guinea pig getting worse

    I found Harveys paper its 22.7mg/ml.

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