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critical care

  1. yvette langford


    So long story short, my guinea pig has had three dental ops in the past two months. The first op was a disaster, the vet left all his molars at different heights and full of burrs. He obviously couldn’t eat anything other than critical care. The next vet evened his molars and smoothed the...
  2. LadyLilly

    Dental Syringe feeding - Still not eating 2 weeks after dental

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone would be able to offer some advice for my piggy Lilly (who will be 4 next week! :lol:). She went to the vets on april 8th to get her teeth checked as she had some trouble eating. They checked her teeth (removed some sharp edges and made her two upper...
  3. D

    Guinea pig not eating

    Hey - first time doing a post as I am desperate! I was wondering if anyone had any advice for a piggie that isn’t eating? We took him to the vets as he wasn’t eating and the vet examined him, said that there isn’t anything *obvious* wrong with him; checked his teeth, breathing, stomach for...
  4. M

    Soft, smelly poops after death of cagemate?

    Until recently I had two guinea pig extremely bonded boars housed together, though last weekend one of them suddenly fell ill. He lost a lot of weight very quickly, was hot to touch, making pained noises, and occasionally gasping in pain. We rushed him to the vet, and were given an extensive...
  5. Guptheguineapig

    Homemade Hay "Critical Care"

    Can I soak Timothy Hay in water and then blend that mix up in a blender with a little apple sauce or pellets for my guinea pig? The Critical Care is causing her poops to soften. The last thing we need is diarrhea.
  6. 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)...
  7. J

    strange behaviour in my piggie

    hi, new here, just looking for some advice. i have a 2 year old rescued guinea pig named oswald, and he has been concerning me for he past hour or so. he's never had any health issues or concerns prior. when he's eating his hay, not when eating pepper or anything else, he makes a sort of low...
  8. T

    Help! Refusing critical care and gurgling

    Hi, my 3 y/o female piggie has started to refuse critical care. We went to the vet with her yesterday as she was only eating veggies and grass, and had very loose stools. The vet gave us critical care bc she wouldn't eat hay and said her teeth were fine, she's just recovering from a tummy bug...
  9. Devyn50

    Specialist Stroke

    Believe 9mo Hamlet had stroke, 2 months ago. Head tilt, run circles and buldging eye.First vet ear infection..easily 3 weeks of antibiotics. New vet ..brain stem infection..another 4 weeks of different antibiotic. Last 2 week's antibiotic Baytril. Head tilt better but not stable walking. He has...
  10. Suki&Indie

    Important Advice

    I really hope as many people as possible read this as it's very important (and it's gonna be kinda long so sorry :))) So a year back one of my pigs got kinda sick it's wasn't major and she got over it pretty quick but I panicked and decided to be ready and bought oxbow critical care and...
  11. G

    Can I Store Mixed Critical Care In The Fridge?

    If I were to make a batch for a day (lets say, I mixed 1/2 a tablespoon of Critical Care with 1 tablespoon of water to make about 21ml of Critical Care mix) one morning, but I want to give it to my piggie in 5-6 doses (that same day) can i just store that large batch in the fridge just for that...
  12. C

    Weird Poops Are Regular?

    I have a guinea pig who has only recently begun eating again after a long period of force-fed critical care. He is off the veggies, so that is not the problem. His poops are wet-ish and clumpy, stinky, and cover is hind feet in smelly feces. Would it be the critical care doing it's work, or is...
  13. C

    Guinea Pig Won't Eat Pellets!

    My guinea pig, Cabbage (Male), will not eat pellets at all. He has recently been taken off of antibiotics after an infection on his jaw, and now he will literally eat anything but pellets. Hay, fruits, veggies, anything. Even the critical care he needs. He will not drink water either, and his...
  14. threelittlebubs

    Can Someone Explain Force Feeding?

    I'm really stressed about feeding my girl CC. She will eat it fairly well for about the first 5-6 cc. Then she will refuse more. Twisting away and stuff. This makes me feel like I am forcing in more than her tummy can take if I try to feed her more. She is eating and drinking a little on her...
  15. threelittlebubs

    Could I Get Some Help With Critical Care Dosage?

    My girl has been getting CC for 2 days plus water to top her off. She is eating and drinking but not enough, her poop is still somewhat dry and her urine is dark. She will eat leafy veg and cucumber but not much luck with anything else. I've been giving her 3-5 ml every 3 hours today, and I'm...
  16. Qualcast&Flymo

    Shelf Life Of Critical Care

    Hi, does anyone know what the shelf life is of a packet of Critical Care once it is opened? I know that the packets have a 'best before' date on them, as well as saying in the instructions that made up mix should be used within 24 hours, but I'm not sure if opening the packet either shortens...
  17. E

    My Pig Loves Critical Care Problem

    So, my elderly piggie has had some issues with weight lose that we are dealing well with but the issue now is that she LOVES her oxbow critical care! I had been only supplimenting with it while she ate her fresh veggies. It seemed to stimulate her appetite. She would literally eat it right...
  18. E

    I'm Trying To Get My Guinea Pig To Eat After Surgery Plz Help

    Just over a week ago my guinea pig willow stopped eating. We took her too the vets and she went in for an op. Her back teeth were really sharp as she has a unusually curved jaw. Her back teeth were filed down and we were given some recovery mix to give her using a syringe. She didnt seem to want...
  19. T

    Dental Guinea Pig- Post Dental Operation

    I have had my little Buzzbe since birth and he is the cuddliest cutest most adorable boy in the world. For the past 2 & 1/2 months I have been trying my best to nurse him back to health after I noticed he stopped eating and drinking overnight. I panicked and called the closest vet and they...
  20. Piggiekisses

    Please Help Asap

    Hi, my piggy had something fall on his face, or maybe I accidentally stepped on his face area. Either way, he can't eat right now and there's no vet until the morning. what should I do in the meantime? I don't own critical care but maybe I can make something like that.