antibiotic

  1. A

    Bloat for 7months

    Hello, My guinea pig had a bad ear infection and was given two lots of antibiotics (for a period of two months) last October 2020. He was taking alongside the antibiotics cisapride, emeprid and probiotics. The bloat became obvious in February 2021 and I have been giving 3 x daily tummy...
  2. B

    Question about corneal ulcers in GP.

    Hey all! So 8/6 my little one got a haypoke which caused a corneal ulcer in one of her eyes. I went to an emergency vet and he gave me Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic Solution .3% to give her 2 drops in the eye every 8 hours. After 7 days, it went down a lot! I went back to the vet and they said to...
  3. E

    Trim/Sulfa

    Hi everyone, my guinea pig has been prescribed the antibiotic Trim/Sulfa for her eye infection (she has a bacteria) and I was wondering if I had to also give her probiotics ?
  4. S

    Respiratory Infection not improving

    Hi all, I need advice. Monday i took my guinea pig to the vets as he had a little wheeze. By the time we got there the wheeze was gone and they listened to his lungs, heart, weighed him etc and he was in perfect health from what they could tell. Tuesday morning I went to check on him and he...
  5. Piglington Ali

    Azithromycin dose

    I have found posts stating Simon and others prescribe azithromycin 200mg/5ml at 1ml per kg once daily. My vet has prescribed 0.6ml once daily for my 1.16kg piggy Tiny Tiger for a respiratory infection. This is half the dosing above. I'm wondering, though, if this is acceptable and that this...
  6. R

    Illness

    Hello! Someone dropped a guinea pig off at my work, so I decided to take him home. I would say he is about 6 months old. I have him quarantined away from my other pigs. He has been sneezing quite often since I brought him home. I have antibiotics from a few months ago, when one of my other pigs...
  7. frankiethepiggie

    Baytril leading to Stasis?

    Hello, I’m finally joining on the forum. I’m eighteen with one piggy, Frank. He had a cage mate named George who passed away a little over a year ago. Frank’s now turning five in June. I had some questions about an antibiotic I’ve used a few times for my other pig a few years ago. My current pig...
  8. M

    Clumpy poops

    Hello all! I am new to owning guinea pigs, I have had my piggies for about 2 weeks now. Both piggies are males around 4 months in age, their names are Milo and Mason :) Unfortunately, when I adopted my piggies they had a URI that the current owner was not willing to treat. So, I took them to a...
  9. Puddles1999

    Abnormal poops

    A little while ago, I’ve posted that one of my girls has weird poops. They had a slight point to them and lately I’ve noticed even weirder poops in their cage. I will include a picture. I seen that it could be dehydration but I’ve seen them both drinking. It seems like their water bottle has not...
  10. Puddles1999

    Guinea pig doesn’t like bene-bac :(

    So currently, my mocha is on an antibiotic for her uri. I’ve been trying to give her bene-bac in the powder form. I can’t find the gel anywhere. She HATES IT. I’ve mixed it with crushed up pellets and water and she’ll eat it for two minutes and then she’s done. I’ve tried spreading on a pepper...
  11. Jasmined

    Baytril & syringe help - desperate!

    I’m desperately looking for more advice on how to get my girls to accept a syringe / Baytril. I’ve tried lots of different tips from here like wrapping in towel, different holding techniques to keep her still, dipping in food, on food, mixed with ribena etc etc Each day passes she’s on Baytril...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    Where to go next?

    Okay, 😂 here I am again. So after the episode of bloat and getting Steve back to his sassy self- he is now eating like a trooper once more so weight gradually going up🥳- I found a lump near his nipple. The vet said it felt only fatty and at this stage not to be too concerned. Just...
  13. C

    Human Probiotic Ok for Pigs?

    My little Flower is on antibiotics and will be on them for about 4 weeks (long story...aggressive infection). The vet recommended giving her a live culture to yogurt starting this week but I’ve read the piggies shouldn’t eat any dairy. I read about Bene-Bac and other powder probiotics for...
  14. HappyCavies

    Sulfatrim Dose Help

    Our guinea pig Lon-Lon is suffering with a recurring abscess on her jaw (have attached a picture). We are planning to take her to Northampton to see Simon Maddock as soon as we can, as we are not confident in our local vets. In the mean time, she has been given Metacam and Sulfatrim (16mg/ml +...
  15. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  16. Briggy

    Hello and advice please on new baby with the runs :-(

    Hi I wish my first thread on here was more cheery but could do with some advice please. We got new babies on Tuesday afternoon (approx 9 weeks), one is a lot more confident & seems to have taken to life with us quicker. So much so he’s been gobbling up food and to be honest I think I’ve...
  17. AdamFrench

    Persistent blood in urine, no stones and no pain

    Hi, We’ve got two girls 3 and 4 year old - the 4 year old has been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis almost a year ago. She is on continuous pain/inflammatory meds (metacam and tramadol) alongside nutracyst. This seemed to do the trick as her weight is consistent and she’s just a bubbly and...
  18. G

    Help! Very Sick Guinea Girl

    Something is very wrong. My Ava girl is about 6 months old and has not had any problems until recently. I took her in to a small animals vet because she was coughing and then wheezing. They Took an x-ray but said that it was inconclusive. The doctors best guess was that she was suffering from...
  19. Salt and Pepper

    Syringe Feeding Tips, How To Increase An Appetite, Advice Please?

    Hi, my piggy had an operation to remove a bladder stone (about the size of a chickpea) last Tuesday, she has had a week course of baytrill and metacam which she has now finished.She is also in the middle of a course of ranitidine to get her gut moving again. She is not lethargic, sometimes her...
  20. P

    Lump Under The Chin

    Hi! Our piggy has a lump the size of a grap. It's located under the jaw, if you imagine sticking your finger through a mans adams apple, that's where the lump is. The vet took xrays of his jaw, because it's very large and not normal, but it was not causing him any pain. The vet did not mention...
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