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  1. lilpumpkamo

    Caring for an older guinea pig with recurring breathing and digestion issues

    Hello! I wanted to post here to ask for advice on caring for a older guinea pig with recurring health issues. I want to make her as comfortable as possible in the time she has left with us. Some background: She adopted as an adult from Craigslist and likely 1-2 years old in 2018. I have had...
  2. G

    Managing Bloat

    Hi All Last week I rushed one of my guinea pigs to an emergency vet appointment because it sounded like he was having some breathing difficulty (breaths were deep and quite laboured). The vet had a listen to his heart and chest but thought they sounded fine, she also had a feel of him and said...
  3. S

    Chronic Bloating - Advice Appreciated

    Hello everyone, One of our guinea pigs (rescued January 2022) has been suffering from a chronic bloating issue since our adoption of her. She's been to the vet at least 6-7 times for a bloating issue since January of last year, and I am beginning to worry about her long term gut health as a...
  4. PiggyPack

    Bloat - I can’t win

    Hi! So my guinea pig bea has been battling bloat for almost 5 months now. It’ll get better after weeks of emeprid, then all of a sudden she’s got those horrible stringy poops again. I’ve had so many trips to the vets it’s getting embarrassing. The cycle goes, bloat, meds, off meds, slowly...
  5. F

    Bloated guinea pig - Now passed away

    Hello, we had a 1yr 6 month old male guinea pig named Luquorice who showed symptoms of bloat, but had been eating normally, pooping and running around the hour before. Within 20 minutes of the first sign of swelling, we took him straight to the vets. The swelling got worse and he was in immense...
  6. PiggyPack

    Veggies After Bloating

    Hi! So I was just wondering how to wean Bea, my piggie who has just recovered from bloat, back on to veggies? I’ve been trying to give her bits of corriander and must’ve given her a little too much and saw one of those horrible stringy poops. Has anyone got any advice on how I can wean her...
  7. PiggyPack

    Changing hay with a bloated pig?

    Hi! For those who know about Bea’s situation, I want to thank you again, she’s put back on 100g and is eating more than our other two combined! A hay rich diet really is helping her. But I noticed today, our usual hay supplier has really been letting us down, it’s Helmes Hay if any of you UK...
  8. PiggyPack

    Bloat home help

    Hi Guys! Our lovely 4 year old sow Bea is having a bit of trouble at the moment with some pretty nasty bloat! We rushed her over to the vet last night and she’s had two injections, metacam and another antibiotic forgive me I’ve forgotten the name of and she’s on a course of Emeprid and...
  9. 1011Elizabeth

    Bloat Not eat and poop for 4 days

    Hello, My Elizabeth is a 3.5 years-old girl. She started to have a lower appetite and fewer poops from Sunday and stopped pooping on Monday at noon (later, only two poops during the afternoon). We got medication of meloxicam, metoclopramide syrup, and vitamin C on Tuesday morning and...
  10. stef.trg

    Chronic bloating

    Hello everybody, I haven‘t been on here in forever so big apologies for my absence. I could really use some advice with my Pewter (2,5 years old). A little backstory: About a year ago I took her to her annual MOT where the vet mentioned that she seems to be fairly gassy (This was something our...
  11. O

    Old Man Nibbler Sick

    Hi everyone! My wife and I have an elder 6.5 year old boar named Nibbler who is battling a few illnesses right now that have us really concerned. We are located in the US and can kindly use some assistance, feedback, and personal experiences. My apologies in advance for the incredibly long...
  12. L

    URGENT! Liquid diarrhea and antibiotics

    Hello, this forum has helped me a lot with questions I had in the past about my boar's health so I made this account solely for this since I didn't finds anything specific so bear with me please. My 3 year old piggie Pepe started peeing with squeaking less than 2 months ago, short after I...
  13. LunaticPoodle

    Flash bloat scare- happy end :)

    Hi y'all, sorry to bomb you with questions lately, just wanted to check if anyone had a similar thing happen to a piggy. So, lately I've been out picking grass and foraging easy plants for the piggies (adjusting their diet after one developed a f*ckload of bladder stones) and they have loved...
  14. K

    Bloat and Dried Banana's

    Hi There. Over the weekend I was visiting my sister who's roommate has 2 guinea pigs. On Friday, they were weeking at me and I gave them each about 1/3 of a dried banana chip (they were the oxbow treat kinds). I just found out that today, one of the guinea pigs had severe bloat and had to be put...
  15. piggydobz

    Bloat - anymore we can do?

    Hey Our piggie is currently on antibiotics however today he’s started bloating up like crazy. He’s had a full dose of emperid plus metcam already. We took him to the vets at half 5pm and she listened and confirm his guts were still moving, albeit bit slower than a healthy pig. She said there...
  16. H

    Gastrointestinal hypomotility and stasis !?

    Hi, I have 2 guinea pigs, Lima and Leyla. Leyla is always healthy as a fiddle, she is a very crazy guinea pig, often she can't stand in one place for a minute. But Lima, she's such a snuggly, lazy, greedy guinea pig. That wouldn't be a problem, but she's always sick, she recently overcame a...
  17. J

    E cuniculi?

    My pigs have had problems with bloat on and off for over a year now. The vets were at a loss after doing many different tests. Someone who works with animals suggested it could be E cuniculi. They haven't had any neurological symptoms just the on and off bloat. Does EC cause bloating? Worried...
  18. S

    Bloat and “Bladder Sludge”?

    My little guy Georgie who is in between a year and a half and 2 years old is soooo not feeling well. I woke in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I always speak to him when I pass his cage and he speaks back. Every time. This time he didn’t and I noticed he didn’t seem to want to...
  19. Cavy Kung-Fu

    Bloat, out of my depth!

    Hey guys, sorry I haven’t been around much these days I hope everyone’s keeping well! So I’m really worried about my Bella, she’s 6 and a half and out of the blue has decided to get bloat. No idea why. The vets near me aren’t particularly experienced and I know how dangerous bloat is so I’m...
  20. Vilde

    Dried veg for guinea pigs?

    Hey guys! Long time since i’ve posted here haha Anyway, so my piggies have been having some digestive problems lately, and one of them (Kanel) had a very serious case of bloat and GI stasis about two weeks ago now. My vet recommended me to lay off on fruit and veg for a few weeks after, and as...
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