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  1. ZuzuBelleMel

    Skin Problems Old cavy's ears darker on margins and missing a small piece

    Lab analysis concluded it's a fungus, dermatophytosis, or more popular, ringworm. We received treatment for 2 weeks, followed by a check-up. Nothing too serious, fortunately.
  2. ZuzuBelleMel

    Skin Problems Old cavy's ears darker on margins and missing a small piece

    She's alone. Our vet wasn't in today, we are going tomorrow to see what it could be...They always listen to her heart when I take her for a check-up and the last one was 1 month ago, and it was perfect, like always... She doesn't seem bothered at all, like scratching them, if it is a fungus or...
  3. ZuzuBelleMel

    Skin Problems Old cavy's ears darker on margins and missing a small piece

    I noticed that my old girl's ears are slowly getting darker on the margins and I didn't think too much of it until tonight I also noticed that 2 very small pieces are gone, also on the margins of the right ear. Could it be just an aging effect? She's not ill otherwise and gets vitamin C through...
  4. ZuzuBelleMel

    Diet Adjusting the diet of a senior pig

    My girl is 7 years and 3 months old and she's always hungry and never fully satisfied with what we give her!lol For the second time (the first being aprox. 6 months ago), her stomach knows better than her what's her age. She doesn't have any problems, but her poops are once again softer and a...
  5. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    It's cataract, almost inevitable at this age. He only recommended some human eye drops in order to slow down its progression, there's nothing else we can do, exactly as I predicted.
  6. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    We'll see...In 2 hours we are scheduled at the vet and we will update you afterwards.
  7. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Well, in such a case, there's nothing the vet can do, am I right? I know it's not curable, but are there eye drops or something to alleviate it?
  8. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Yes. From what I've quickly researched, it looks like the cataract that sometimes comes with age. :(
  9. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    I don't have one yet...I will go to the vet tomorrow or in 2 days anyway...It's not exactly white, I mean the middle of the eye is translucent, I don't know if I say it right.
  10. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    I think the rules say not to open multiple threads for the same pig, so I'm writing this too here. I just came home and I saw a white spot right in the middle of her right eye. It appeared kind of overnight or anyway, very suddenly. I know this is sign of blindness, right? :( Let's not forget...
  11. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    We want to wish you all a Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true and most of all, your pets and loved ones to be healthy, 'cause it's definitely the most important thing! First thing in the morning we went to the doctor to remove the sutures and he was very pleased with what he saw and...
  12. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Hello everybody! Here's a pic of us from a few minutes ago, we woke up and drank tea, after which we started crawling and eating the first hay and pellets of this day, because unlike yesterday, today was harder. It seems like we don't have any idea how to use that leg anymore, so we crawl bit by...
  13. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    We were too emotional yesterday to think of anything else, so we didn't take pictures like we did last year. Just so you can form an idea, that's the monster from April 2013: It's cut in half though, as you can see.
  14. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Thank you so much! Yes, bpatters, I know what you mean, we went through the same thing with her last year (although then it wasn't about losing foot muscle). We will go for about 3 days for injections with antibiotics and other stuff they give in such situations and that's it, nothing for home...
  15. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Very good news! In about 40 minutes the surgery was over and the vet called us to say he got it all out, it didn't attach itself to anything. As I said, though, it was much bigger than the one last year, so she lost about 20% of the leg's muscle. But all the vitals were and are excellent and...
  16. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    3 more hours and we drop her off at the vet. These past few days since I came home from college were a nightmare, I just hope it won't get worse and we'll get a miracle for Christmas. Nightmare because we are all so damn worried about everything, not because she wouldn't behave normally. She...
  17. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Thank you all very much! :D Thanks a lot ClemmyOddieIndy for the suggestion, I'll ask. God, I'm so nervous, be it surgery, no surgery, scan or not. :(
  18. ZuzuBelleMel

    Lump 7 year old going into surgery for a huge lump

    Hello everybody! My precious girl, who is 7 years old, is going into surgery on Monday for a huge lump she has attached to her butt. The pic below is from April last year, when the vet operated on her for the same thing, but now it seems it appeared again, only now is bigger and much uglier...
  19. ZuzuBelleMel

    Bloated Daily farts

    She pooped last night and the improvements are already showing. Hopefully we won't need a vet. But she's so hungry and displeased that she actually started wheeking, which she does extremely rarely, in critical situations. :( I hope it's alright if I try to feed her bell pepper a bit later.
  20. ZuzuBelleMel

    Bloated Daily farts

    Removing the cucumber altogher solved the fart problem from the first day. But I'm not satisfied with her poop, which is like this most of the time in the past 1-2 weeks: http://i60.tinypic.com/34eeop3.jpg She never, ever had bowel issues, maybe it's the age. I think the only solution now is to...
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