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I was doing a daily check on Brownie today and I noticed a particular area that she had been scratching at. Upon further inspection, I see that there was a red, angry, cyst-thing. It is just above her right shoulder, it is not visible without lifting fur, but when I tried to, she BIT me. This is the first time EVER that she has truly bit me, and I am concerned for that matter
 

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Post a picture so we can see it.
 

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I tried. Thats why she bit me.

Sounds like it might require two of you. One with a good pair of gloves on, and the other to try and get a good picture.

Either way, it sounds like it might be a good idea for a vet visit, but certainly being able to see it would help advise you better.
 

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I finally convinced my parents to take her to a (new) vet and the vet said it was a abscess from a bite. She prescribed something to keep the swelling down and an antibiotic. She said if it does not go away on its own with the medication that they may have to lightly sedate her so they can drain it.
 

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I'm glad you got her in. Keep us updated on her condition. I hope she feels better in no time!
 

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Brownies abscess has healed with the medication. I am genuinely surprised with this new vet. Mama piggy likes her too! Not many vets feed the guinea pigs carrots during exams... :)
 

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My hand did get infected though, its swollen and hurts, its not spreading, and it seems to be shrinking mildly, Been putting neosporin on it too.




Edit: The infection is shrinking, not my hand XD
 

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Brownie took a turn for the worse. She is refusing to eat and I do not think any vet would be open at this hour. It is 7:22 PM where I live SOMEBODY PLEASE HELPPPPP She is making like gasping noises... :( [MENTION=24757]Soecara[/MENTION] @Guinea Pig Papa @bpatters @4boipigs





HELP PLEASEEE
 

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How long has she been refusing to eat? Have you been weighing her? It sounds to me like she needs a vet ASAP, the gasping is definitely not a good sign.
 

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to note, I DONT HAVE ANY CRITICAL CARE BECAUSE MY DAD WOULDNT BUY ANY
 

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2 hrs. No, I have not been weighing her bc this just started. I dont know where to find a vet... :(
 

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You don't need Critical Care to force feed her, but you DO need a small animal feeding syringe. You can boil hot water and make a slurry out of her pellets. Just make sure it's thin enough to syringe, and it has to cool.
obviously.
 

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All I have is medicine syringes for humans,
 

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What is the recipe/conversion table, how much should I give and how often?
 

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If she's eating nothing else on her own, for now just take 1/8 of a cup of pellets and start with that. You really can't force feed her if she's having trouble breathing. You've got to do your best to find a cavy emergency vet
 

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tysm waitimg for water to boil
 

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The syringes you have, they are presumably the 1ml syringe with no needle?
 

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Alright, its done. How often do I have to hand feed her?
 

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No, like if you have ever been prescribed penicillin or such, that size syringe, but I found something that might work.
 
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