bloat

  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. Puddles1999

    Need to rant about medicine/vets

    So Penelope recently went and got her back molars filed. Everything’s been great but her pee has started smelling weird again. She had blood in her pee 6 months ago and antibiotics cured it up. However her pee has started smelling again, suspect a uti. The vet seems concerned that there may be a...
  3. E

    Antibiotics

    Hello, My Levon was prescribed Ciprofloxacin (eye drops) to treat his watery eyes. I recently stopped giving that med and Enrofloxacin, because I noticed that his poops started getting smaller and he looked in pain. I didn’t know I had to give him probiotics to help his stomach not become upset...
  4. H

    Diet after bloat

    Hallo, how long diet my piggy need after bloat (no antibiotics)? which first food i may start feed her ? and how much of this food?
  5. H

    back legs problem

    Hallo, i have 2,5 years old guinea pig. she is recovering from bloat. She was on the verge of death. Now she looks pretty normal because vet rescue her, but she cant fully use her back legs. in the past she cant stand on legs, or she was hopping, and she couldnt "walk" on whatever distance. Now...
  6. 0

    Ongoing small poop

    Hi there, My piggy had small poos and bloat before Christmas and was given emeprid, antibiotics and paracetamol. She gave the antibiotics to shift wheezing which has previously been diagnosed as allergies she said it could be but antibiotics would help anyway with the gut. The meds worked...
  7. Jesse's pigs

    Trying something new for Steve

    So I was scrolling through buying hay for the boys when I came across this (there are a few others as well- one that helps with bladder/kidney problems, general well-being and also dental pain). I’ve never heard of it before but at this stage willing to try anything for Steve’s reoccurring...
  8. 0

    Bloat started again

    My piggy went to the vets 2 weeks ago for bloat, not pooping and low appetite, the exotic vet was fab and prescribed antibiotics, meds to help with the gut and paracetamol. He was responding really well and his pooping and eating was back to normal over Christmas until a few days ago. He’s...
  9. Jesse's pigs

    Bad bloat episode again

    what can be the causes of bloat becuase Steve keeps getting episodes of it and I feel like a crappy pig mum right now. As you know today I bonded him with his new bro and he’s still moving around etc up there pooping (albeit smaller poos),but sounds like a water balloon when I pick him up again😢...
  10. Suki&Indie

    Extreme gas

    Hi all! I have a 5 year old piggy who I recently noticed had a bit of a bulge, of course brought her straight to the vet panicking it was a tumour and was told to see how her weight goes and call back. Her weight continued to drop (about 20g a week) so I went back. She’s currently in the vets...
  11. Jaybe123

    Bloat or not?

    Hi there! I’m hoping someone could advise.. my 3 year old boar was a bit lethargic this morning and not overly interested in food which isn’t like him at all! I was a bit concerned but did see him eat some hay so I thought I’d give him some critical care & see how we got on. He was a little...
  12. Piggiefamily

    Guine Pig with diarrhea after suspected bloat

    Hi friends, just want to share what is going on with my beautiful girl Pippa (in the pic) and know if anyone has gone trought the same, and what sort of outcome you had, as well as any advice. She is currently in the vets receiving treatment and I am counting the hours to pick her up and see how...
  13. C

    Bloat?

    hello, i’m new to this forum. i’m not sure if my guinea pig is experiencing bloat, but his stomach is a bit hard and it is bulging. I have confirmed that he is a male, and he is eating normally and drinking. when i pick him up, his stomach seems to become tense and when i touch that area, he...
  14. P

    Potential bloat

    Hi! I’m new to this forum and I thought I’d join and ask a question as I’ve been trying to get an answer everywhere! I’ve got 2 guinea pigs they’re both roughly 4 years old. They’re indoor guinea pigs but about 3 weeks ago I’ve let them outside and I believe they’ve eaten too much grass because...
  15. E

    bloat

    hey guys , i’m worried that my guinea pig had bloat as whenever i touch his belly it hurts , and there was a point before i researched guinea pigs that i would give them loads of fresh grass (which can cause bloat), so i was wondering would it hurt to give infacol to them even if they possible...
  16. Jesse's pigs

    Antibiotic question

    So little Steve had X-rays done Sunday and no sludge or stones were found on the images. The vet said likely a case of cystitis so prescribed a course of baytril (0.28mls) for two weeks and loxicom (0.28mls). I was also given probiotics to stop the poos going runny. I've been giving this since...
  17. P

    Bactrim shelf life?/other issues

    Hello! I have been off of here for a good amount of time, and I am sure many of you who remember me shall be relieved to find that I have been working a lot on my pet anxiety and thinking logically before getting all worried about an illness and whatnot. Unfortunately, I have come back for a...
  18. M

    Lost my guinea pig to bloating overnight, now I'm worried about my other piggies..

    Last night, I fed my 4 piggies their veggies. They got carrot, celery, cucumber, and green leaf lettuce- a cup of each vegetable. Luna seemed fine last night and she was standing on her back two legs and wheeking at me like normal and I'm pretty sure she was eating. After that, I went to sleep...
  19. Finn-Bendle

    Is it ok to cut out veg?

    Ok so a while back I posted a thread when I had first had my pigs. Since then I've noticed Pamela has been showing symptoms of bloat, her pooping is normal but she will blow up like a balloon and get very agitated if I try to pick her up. She'll cry out and squint her eyes when I rub her belly...
  20. Simma

    Bloat? A new piggie owner...

    My sister got two Guinea pigs for birthday last month. They are both females. She got them from I would call it a breeder. And I think they never ever been at vet in their life. Tily (the older one) is 6 months old and Kiwi (the smaller one) is 3 months old. I was told Tily had babies before...
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