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  1. clotho

    Diarrhea Pregnant sow with diarrhea

    Diarrhea is very serious - check out this link: http://www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html
  2. clotho

    Infection good God...I have a dilemma (Updated 10-14)

    I am SO sorry to hear about Pigster!! I know how much you love him and how great care you take of him! Have you posted on guinea lynx? You can get some really great info there. I am thinking good thoughts for you and Pigster. Please keep us updated as to how he is doing. *hugs* for you
  3. clotho

    Diarrhea Diarrhea came back after antibiotic

    Since your vet told you to give yogurt, which you should never do, you should familiarize yourself with the list of which meds are safe and which are dangerous to give your cavy - just in case you are unable to find another vet: http://www.guinealynx.info/dangerous_medications.html
  4. clotho

    Question about separation of pubic bones prior to birth

    Hi there! I know how nerve wracking it can be waiting for a piggie to give birth! They tend to want to give birth when they are alone and undisturbed, and sometimes I swear they wait because we are checking on them too much! I couldn't help checking all the time and my piggie still managed to...
  5. clotho

    Ms.Snowflake just had 7 babies!

    Hi there! Congratulations! Seven sure is a lot of babies! We had a foster piggie who had 6 babies and that was a lot! Make sure you are feeding the mom lots of fresh veggies and pellets and hay. She will need lots of food to keep feeding all those babies. Encourage the babies to nibble on...
  6. clotho

    Lump Lump!!!

    http://www.guinealynx.info/lumps.html Here is a link for some information about lumps. My guinea pig had a lump in her armpit. I took her to the vet and had it removed. She did just fine and the lump turned out to be benign thank goodness! You are doing the right thing taking her to the...
  7. clotho

    Pregnant Skinny any help appreciated LONG

    I am guessing 6 babies. I am thinking good thoughts for a successful delivery - and one that comes soon! I know it can't come soon enough when you're waiting and going crazy! I can't wait to see baby pics!
  8. clotho

    Quarantine How long after neutering can you put the male back in?

    One thing to consider is that you could stack two cages on top of each other and not take up any extra space. There are some really awesome cage design ideas on here you could use. I am also concerned as to whether Monkey was in the cage at the time of the birth. He could have gotten her...
  9. clotho

    Won't Eat Veggies baby piggie not eating ANY veggies

    Try different veggies and keep offering small amounts. Hopefully eventually he will get curious enough to try some. The way I got one rescue piggie to try veggies was to mix a little hay in with the veggies. Since your little guy loves his hay, this may work for you. It will help him...
  10. clotho

    Tumor Tumor in Chest Cavity: Eutanasia Only Option?

    I am sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts to a beloved pet. You did the right thing for him. I'm sorry that he struggled so much and it made it worse for both of you. I have been present when three of my piggies have been put to sleep (at different times). Two times the vet used a...
  11. clotho

    Injury Prescribed Sulfatrim for injury

    One thing I have definitely learned is to trust your gut instincts when it comes to your piggies. Good luck with him and please let us know how it goes!
  12. clotho

    Injury Prescribed Sulfatrim for injury

    Their weight does fluctuate up and down - it's a general downward trend that you need to be concerned about. Generally a loss of an ounce is ok - two ounces or more is cause for concern. You do need to weigh at approximately the same time of day to be able to compare weights. He is only down...
  13. clotho

    Sick loose stool and not drinking water right

    Have you read through this link about diarrhea? http://www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html You are correct that sometimes loose stools can be caused by too many veggies. Are you giving her unlimited timothy hay? Hay is the most important thing she needs to be eating plenty of. If she does not...
  14. clotho

    Sick listless, sleeping alot

    I'm not sure if your area will be here, but this is a list of recommended vets by area: http://www.guinealynx.info/cabinet/index.php/Veterinarians Guinea pigs don't get colds, but they do get URI's. Here is a link with more info: http://www.guinealynx.info/uri.html You should also read over...
  15. clotho

    Injury Prescribed Sulfatrim for injury

    sulfatrim is another name for bactrim, which is considered a safe antibiotic for guinea pigs. Here is a link: http://www.guinealynx.info/antibiotics.html#bactrim You can always give your piggie a probiotic on your own. I always do - just in case. You can buy acidophilus pills or you can use...
  16. clotho

    Gadget update

    I am sorry to hear you lost one of the babies. Unfortunately this happens a lot :( Please weigh Mom and baby each day and keep track to make sure they are doing ok. Mom may lose a bit of weight but then should stabilize, and the baby should start gaining weight each day. That is how you...
  17. clotho

    General Same old story, apparently!

    Hi there! I'm sorry that you are learning the hard way why petstores are bad - but I"m glad you found this site and are looking to make things better for your little Gadget. If you carefully pick Gadget up, making sure to support her tummy, and sit quietly with your hands on her sides, you...
  18. clotho

    Not Eating Post-op piggy not eating, Any advice?

    Whatever you do, PLEASE do NOT starve your piggie!!! Guinea pigs are designed to constantly have food going through their digestive tract. Is he pooping ok? You can tell a lot about what's going on inside a piggie by their poop. You need to take your piggie back to the vet. There could be...
  19. clotho

    Lilith has her babies! I have questions!

    Congrats on the little ones!! You will find that two of the babies will get more milk because they are bigger. The two smaller ones may benefit from a little alone time with Mom. When my girl Cookie had three babies, I just made sure I took the largest baby off and helped the runt get in...
  20. clotho

    Neutering/Spaying Opinions on neutering boar so he can join sis and mom

    If you can find a vet who has done lots of neuter operations on guinea pigs and has a great success rate, I don't see a problem with you going for it if your piggie is in good health. I see your reasoning behind wanting to put the piggies together and you need to do what is best for your...