bladder stones

  1. E

    Bloat and bladder stones?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if it was possible that having bladder stones could cause a guinea pig to have gas/ be bloated?
  2. Mother Hubbard

    Re-ocurring bladder stones in young male

    Hey all, I don't often have to ask for advice, so here I am. A friend of mine as a couple of young males, lovely cheeky fella's, 6-8 months old, weights could be better. One's just recovered from a stone operation after the first vet misdiagnosed and I said nope go somewhere else it's wrong...
  3. bbddf

    Possibility of Guinea Pigs With Gluten Intolerance Linked To Bladder Problems

    * Disclaimer: This is only a theory that I have come up with. It is not a diagnosis. I am not a medical professional or veterinarian. I made an effort to use reputable resources. I have provided references in relation to my ideas. This is my own research. Please know, I am not forcing the idea...
  4. Hiitshannah

    Bladder stones in urethra (older boar) operation vs pain management?

    My 5.5 year old pig Cashew was booked in for bladder stone surgery today, but I got a call from the vet saying she did an ultrasound and found that the stones (he has 5) are sitting in a nook between the urethra and bladder. She also saw a cyst on his kidney, and took a blood test while he was...
  5. S

    £800 for Vets Fees

    Hi So I took my little girl Maggie (5 1/2yrs) to the vets with suspected UTI, the usual squealing while using the toilet. Antibiotics haven't cleared anything up so took her back to the vets today, and she had a scan. Turns out it's a bladder stone. They have quoted me £800-£900 for the op and...
  6. Lel

    UVB advice please

    Hi all, hope everyone is well. I have purchased the first uvb bulb recommended in the link I have attached. Its not the kind that heats up, just a uvb bulb. I'm looking for advice from people who use these lights. Can you advise how long you use the light for each day? I have also...
  7. RachelH

    Bladder stones 4.5yo boar

    Hi all, I am posting because I follow your advice on most things and at the present moment my 4.5yo boar Ralph has confirmed (X-ray below) bladder stones. My vet told me the only option was to do surgery (which I don’t think he is strong enough to survive due to losing his best friend only a...
  8. Natashaaaaa

    UTI/bladder stones?

    Hi all, we recently lost one of my guinea pigs very suddenly (Cinna). We still have her two beautiful sisters (Butterscotch and Humbug) however Butterscotch has fallen very ill during and since her sisters passing. We noticed mucus on her bum to begin with, but it was rarely there so of course...
  9. Kaysroberts1

    Piggy bladder sludge/too much calcium in wee

    My guinea pig has been hunching whilst wearing and crying out whilst doing so, so I took him to the vets and they managed to extract some of his urine which proved that he has a large amount of calcium in his bladder which is piling up and stopping him from urinating properly. They have told me...
  10. CrazyHairedPiggies997

    Please help - urethral stone in elderly sow

    this will be long - sorry! Hi guys, It’s been ages since I posted. I’ve had the hardest time the last few months regarding my piggies. Sadly, I’m now down to 1 elderly (6yrs ish) girl, after losing her last companion 5 days ago. In 1 year I’ve lost 4 piggies all to completely different non...
  11. Alecia1234

    Piggy with stones

    Hi everyone, recently I have taken my 6 month old guinea pig to the vet where she ruled out him having bladder stones (2 smaller and 1 larger). She went over the high Risk of fatality with surgery and said we could put him on a medication that would hopefully break down the stones as well and...
  12. Jasmine-sleeps

    Bladder stone?

    Hi guys, Sorry to be that annoying newbie immediately looking for advice. I found this on my pigs bed today, it looks like a weird poo with calcium deposits around it. The stone looking bit was like soft grit. I know its relatively normal for pigs to excrete excess calcium through urine, but...
  13. F

    Prazosin To Treat Bladder Stones? Vet Recommendation In Lieu Of Surgery

    The vet recommended trying Prazosin to relax my older female guinea pig's urethra to allow her to pass her bladder stones. He researched that this had been done successfully once, per a medical article. The bladder stones were found during an ultrasound. Surgery is out of my price range. She is...
  14. ashleemelda

    Introducing New Foods, Question Re: Lettuce

    I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide. My girls already get several of what's included daily: a rotating slice of red, yellow, or orange sweet pepper; a slice of cucumber; and a sprig of cilantro (although Moira is completely turned off by them whereas Rose can't get...
  15. Clintwbaldwin

    Hello! New to this forum!

    Our beloved 5 year old sow, Silky, stopped eating yesterday. We’ve been hand watering her & feeding her critical care. Our vets are not open until Monday. A month ago we took her in after finding blood on the shavings, collected a urine sample, and had x rays taken. Vet found 1 possibly 2 small...
  16. Azver

    Low calcium diet for stone piggy

    Hi all, My pig Aristotle is recovering well after an operation. Bladder stone was removed about 2 weeks ago. The key now is too keep him on the low calcium diet but I am struggling to identify what I can and cannot feed to him. The vet (cj hall vets) gave us a list of foods with calcium listed...
  17. annachristina_piggies

    Bladder stones

    Hi all. My guinea pig Tommy was showing signs of bladder stones in the past week, squeeking with pain when trying to go to the toilet and rearing up a lot when finally going. Took him to the vet yesterday, he suspects bladder stones too but an X-ray must be done for confirmation and then surgery...
  18. Stewybus

    IMPORTANT CHECKS FOR SOWS OVER THREE

    Older sows can be prone to ovarian cysts & also bladder stones stuck in their urethra. Please check your girls regularly especially if they are making any unusual noises. It usually affects over 4 year olds more but isn’t unknown in 3 year olds. For ovarian cysts there are 2 things to look...
  19. Lotusdrm

    First ever stone

    Hello everyone! I currently have a 5.5 year old sow named Hermanie. I recently noticed her genetalia was swollen and strain while peeing. After taking her to emergancy vet, I was told after x-ray she had 2 stones in her bladder. Operation was a choice but not recommended. I was told to keep her...
  20. Zelsi

    Specialist Monty Is At The Emergency Vet - Please Help!

    I took Monty to the vet yesterday for a CT scan to find out what was causing his mysterious "hooting" and wheezing noises when breathing. A few hours after coming home he clearly wasn't okay. I took him back again last night and they found he had gut stasis and some bloat from not eating...
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