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  1. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    I managed to get some photos of Kodi. She screamed like a banshee every time I touched the area around her sore spots. Poor baby. These are the two sore spots, and the only ones I'm able to find. Both are on her rump. They really are as small as they look (and I have itty bitty fingers- ring...
  2. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    Interesting. I must've had the symptoms for the two confused. Thanks. I'm quite tired as of now and it's late here, so I just briefly scanned over the article. Not much wants to sink in at the moment. I'll do more reading and research tomorrow and proceed then with treatment. I really wish I...
  3. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    Everyone's poop returned to normal after restricting veggies for several days. That issue is resolved, and everyone is back to eating the usual foods. And so, a new problem surfaces... Kodi almost certainly has mites, or at least a fungal infection. I've been noticing excess fur on the fleece...
  4. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    Okay. Thanks! And yes, I will wait at least 48 hours between adding veggies once I reach that stage. Will update once I figure out which pesky veg is causing issues.
  5. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    Kodi's got some sort of digestive/intestinal funk, I do believe. Backtrack a week, and I noticed "poop balls" (five or six poops stuck together), along with some oddly shaped poops in the cage. After the bizarre poops failed to go away on their own, I cut back on the trio's veggies for a couple...
  6. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    My exotics vet called me this morning (as I was driving home from buying more lettuce for the girls, coincidentally). Kodi's culture test results came back clean! :)
  7. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    I just got back from taking Dakota to the vet. The vet palpated her abdomen, took x-rays, an ultrasound, and urinalysis with sedimentation and found no stones. Yay! He is going to have a culture test done on her urine to test it for any other medical issues that may be causing her problems. He...
  8. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    I just got paid this morning, so I made a vet appointment for Kodi. The earliest opening my vet has is this Wednesday at 4:30 pm, so that's what I took.
  9. Nikkipig

    Stones Kodi's Medical Thread

    Her old thread is here (link: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/115501-Dakota-s-Medical-Thread?p=985001&highlight=#post985001), but it's been around too long for me to reply to it. Well, it looks like the time has come for Kodi to go back to the vet. She's been producing a LOT (not a...
  10. Nikkipig

    Popcorning Is Abaddon Popcorning????

    First of all, your post would be easier to read if you broke it up into paragraphs. :) Secondly, some pigs just hate floor time. If that's the case with your Abaddon, I wouldn't bother with it anymore. Also, some pigs are just quieter than others. I have one obnoxious wheeker, one mediocre...
  11. Nikkipig

    My baby Cain 10-9-2017

    I'm sorry for your loss. He will live forever in your heart. :love:
  12. Nikkipig

    Still grieving / any stories or advice?

    My old girl, Nikki, passed August 4th. She too was euthanized, as she was suffering from numerous and reoccurring bladder stones and heart disease. The squeal you heard was likely from the euthanasia medicine being injected into her heart. When I had Nikki euthanized, she was first put asleep...
  13. Nikkipig

    Goodbye, Nikki, my love.

    Bumping this thread only because Nikki's urn came today and I'm in love with it. The herd is finally reunited. :love:
  14. Nikkipig

    Goodbye, Nikki, my love.

    Thank you all so very, very much for the kind words of support. They are much needed in this time. :love:
  15. Nikkipig

    Genitals Mucus Plug?

    Whew. Glad it wasn't anything serious. Thanks!
  16. Nikkipig

    Genitals Mucus Plug?

    My boyfriend and I recently adopted a young sow, estimated to be about 4-8 weeks of age, and today I found this: Is this what a mucus plug looks like? Or is it something else?
  17. Nikkipig

    Goodbye, Nikki, my love.

    It breaks my heart to announce that Nikki - the precious girl that inspired my username - has crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 6.5 years. I always had a false sense of hope that she'd live forever, or at least an exceptionally long time for a guinea pig. But, life doesn't always work the...
  18. Nikkipig

    Lump Nikki has a lump

    I agree. I don't want her to suffer, and so I've made the decision to euthanize her. She has an appointment tomorrow afternoon.
  19. Nikkipig

    Lump Nikki has a lump

    I have some very bad news... Nikki has produced three more bladder stones and is still hooting. I can put her on heart meds but I feel as if it's her time to go to the rainbow bridge... She's 6.5 years old and has been through a LOT in the past year. It just seems unfair to keep putting her...
  20. Nikkipig

    Lump Nikki has a lump

    My scale is electronic, and shows pounds and ounces. I have 2 pound weights laying around and checked to make sure the scale is accurate and it appears to be. ETA: This is the scale I have...
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