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  1. V

    urgent help! scab not healing even months after surgery

    Hi all, This is going to be a long one, but I'll try to keep it as short as possible. A few months ago, our guinea pig had a suspected abscess on her bum. Since it was too big to be drained, the vet decided to perform surgery. Keeping in mind that our vet works specifically with exotics, we...
  2. H

    Young Female Guinea pig with abscess! I need help!

    I have two beautiful guinea pigs named Henry and Celestine (both female). Celestine, the younger female piggy, has had struggles with abscesses. She first had an abscess that was lanced and drained and healed but a new one has grown back. The abscess is on her chin/neck area and is quite large...
  3. piggymad28

    Dental Abscess advice please.

    Hi guys So for the last 2 months, Ginny has has problems with an abscess under her chin. She’s had bloods taken, had her teeth checked to make sure it’s not a tooth abscess , has had it lanced and then they attempted to remove the whole thing however due to the location they said it’s difficult...
  4. V

    Urgent! My Piggies Is Scarred From Syringe Feeding :(

    my piggie, matcha, has an abscess on her bum. She was prescribed 2 different antibiotics, both of which need to be syringe fed. One is once a day, for 7 days. The other is twice a day, for 14 days. As you can see, it’s a lot of syringe feeding! This has me particularly worried because she seems...
  5. Joannajars

    Possible Dental Problems?

    Hi all, Last night I noticed one of my boys Hugo who is 1 was not as interested in hay (he normally runs over when we put it into the cage) but didn’t think to much of it. When I woke this morning he was hunched over and had his eyes closed (he is a very nervous pig and almost never closes his...
  6. TheLottiediarys

    Can Someone Please Advice Me What My Options Are With An Abcess?

    I'm getting concerned with Anya So she's been to the vets three times in a couple of months with this Abscess now, First they just.. burst it? Cleaned it out with the curved ended syringe and gave us Painkillers and Baytril to sort it, That didn't work so I took her back and it has already...
  7. AnnieSue

    Dental Recurring Tooth Abscess On An Elderly Piggy

    I don't know where else to turn for advice on my guinea pig. Sorry this is so long, but I want to include the whole story and I'm terrible at being brief :/ TL;DR - 7-year-old guinea pig with tooth abscess that won't heal. Lance and drain for the 3rd time or insert surgical drain? Caramel is 7...
  8. Jordynn

    Help! Internal Abscess Near Bladder

    Hi all. This is my first post. My guinea pig greedy had lost 200g and had a reduced appetite. We took him to the vet and they found an abscess near his bladder which is very difficult to find. The vet aspirated this to confirm the abscess. We then had an ultrasound and further draining with a...
  9. PiggyOinkOink

    Poor Benji Has Dental/abscess Issues :( ...please Check Your Piggies Teeth Regularly As Standard!

    I noticed that one cage had slighly lose stools for months but I thought it was Rebecca and took her to the vet to find it was a UTI. I separated her from her cage mate, Benji, for 3 days to see who was doing the stools but they both seemed normal so I put them back. The loose stools came back...
  10. K

    Fatty Lump?

    Hello! My guinea pig Henry is 4 years old and has what I believe to be a fatty lump on his right side just above his belly and is quite central between his front and back legs. It has grown in size slightly and is now about 2-2.5cm in diameter. It doesn't seem attached as you put your fingers...
  11. LydiaMinx

    Hard Lump On Chin/jaw

    Boris, my 4 year old boar, has literally just developed a hard lump on his chin/left jaw area. It's sitting directory under his jaw bone, but isn't causing trouble eating or seeming to bother him at all, even when touched. I can't recall it being there a few days ago - it's pretty hard to miss...