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critical care

  1. Rogue_runner

    Mixing baytril with foodstuff

    Hi there! So my girl has a rather nasty UTI, and is on a long course of baytril + anti-inflammatories. So far we've seen good improvement, but she is a literal NIGHTMARE to get the baytril in to, and after a week she hates me, and is getting more and more difficult to wrangle. I can manage, but...
  2. Teema

    Critical Care, confused?

    Hi everybody, sorry me again regarding Pipsqueak and the bladder sludge saga! We have ran out of critical care and the last bag we had was out of date so had to be chucked! Until Amazon can get us a delivery, we asked the vet if there was anything they can give us. They have given us CCF...
  3. Luvx

    Does critical care help guinea pigs gain weight?

    Hi. I have a guinea pig who is around 3? years old and he has gotten skinny, (but not life threatening thankfully!) I realized his cage mate has been stealing food from him so I ordered pellets, a new cage for separation, and critical care. my guinea pig DOES eat still but I just want to know...
  4. Puddles1999

    Not eating/losing weight after molar trim

    Hi everybody. My Penelope usually has to have her molars trimmed about once a year. She just turned 4. She’s been having this since she was about 2-2 1/2. She last had it done March of 2022. It’s now September 2023. I noticed she has started showing signs of needing it done again. She is...
  5. J

    Sick Guinea pig

    Hi, I am a new owner to two beautiful Guinea pigs. One of my Guinea pigs mango, has been ill for around 10 days now. We suspected a water infection and went the vets on day 2 of being ill, she was given antibiotics baytril for 7 days with the painkiller rhemocam. She reacted badly to the...
  6. A

    Syringe feeding piggie

    my little 2 year old girl has suspected bladder stones, she’s dropped about 400g in a few weeks, our first vet said nothing was up, second has given me medication for her, and referral to an X-ray, my concern is that the critical care they gave me says on the front “give 2mls, every 2 hours”...
  7. A

    Critical Care worked so well for this sick piggie he thought he could fly!

    Jokes aside, fortunately Algernon was uninjured by his tumble. We picked him up, checked he wasn't in pain, then continued with his syringe feeding, which he happily finished. Some background: On friday evening me and my wife were on the sofa watching TV. Our piggies are allowed to free roam...
  8. Wetherill

    Hyperthyroidism

    I’ve been posting a few times over the last few months or so about my boy Lionel (5), who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about a week or so ago. He has started on pills, but as much as he eats, the weight is still falling off of him. He had been eating critical care from a spoon for a few...
  9. Rivendellelf

    Not eating after dental

    Hi I have a girl who wasn’t eating. So I took her to a vet (good exotic vet) who said her incisors were at an angle which suggested something was going on further back. She then had an X-ray and some dental filling on her back teeth and a spur under GA. This was Monday. As of today, she’s...
  10. C

    SICK ELDERLY GUINEA — Can’t get critical care for 2 days — suggestions?

    Hi i have an 8 year old female been with me her whole life. She has allergies and seems she caught a bad ear/sinus infection. Doctor gave me antibiotics because she clear has snot coming out of her nose and eyes were all kinds of gross. That was yesterday. I cleaned her face off with a warm wet...
  11. G

    Extremely malnourished piggy with potential scurvy

    Hello, I have gotten my hands on an extremely malnourished pig. I can see all his bones and he was very weak up until last night when he was given fresh veggies and vitamin C. He is in good care now and is is higher spirits however I am extremely concerned about his weight. he has access to...
  12. Fiona1987

    How much critical care to give.

    Evening fellow piggy parents, My little piggy has been off his food since this morning and his hay intake has also been low with him just picking a few bits. He’s been pretty quiet just sitting in the corner of his cage for the majority of the day so something definitely up. He’s off to the...
  13. Alaina

    Sick Guinea pig can’t seem to get better

    Hi i am new to this forum and not completely sure how it works but figured i would try anything for some good advice. My guinea pig Sven got sick about 3 weeks ago with a bad upper respiratory infection, I brought him to the vet as soon as I saw the discharge coming out of his nose and they...
  14. Sheemwon

    Critical care feedings

    My guinea pig suddenly lost weight and wouldn’t eat as much as before but she didn’t lose much weight and still get excited and call for food.. I bought oxbow critical care food but she is running away after sniffing it and seems scared! Is that a normal thing ? I tried it with my other piggies...
  15. H

    Skinny pig showing spine & hips

    Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice on my story with my skinny pig. Ive been a little worried because he was on antibiotics for 2 weeks for early symptoms of a URI. I had a Guinea Pig recently pass from a URI so I knew to get him checked and luckily I caught it early. During these 2 weeks on...
  16. Fiona1987

    Guinea pig not eating

    Hello everyone, I’m wondering if I can get some advice or previous experience so I can help my little pig as I’m so uncertain what’s the best thing to do. I noticed my male guinea (3 1/2 years) eating and drinking less last Saturday afternoon. I decided to keep an eye on him for the rest of...
  17. S'mores and Pockets

    Benebac and Critical Care? (Underlying issues)

    Hello! I have a 3 1/2 year old boar, S’mores (he has a cage mate) who has been having poop issues since late January. The vet has done a fecal test (it came out negative) and blood work (signs of liver inflammation). He was put on a two week course of Orbax (antibiotic) it did nothing. The vet...
  18. caramell

    Elderly guinea pig- Blood in pee, possible UTI? Advice needed ASAP please

    Hello everyone, my pig Caramel is almost 8 years old and seems to have contracted a UTI. (Her sister, Coconut, passed away about two years ago.) Around last week, she developed splotches of blood in her urine along with lethargy/low appetite, so we fed her cranberry juice, it didn't seem to get...
  19. Squid's Mom

    Daily Critical Care?

    Hi! I'm new to the forum and I have an 8 week old guinea pig named Squid. He had a rough entry into my life as I got him and his brother, Triscuit, from Petco only to have Triscuit cough up blood and die 4 days later. Needless to say Squid was rushed to the vet soon after and was treated for a...
  20. Ellhen1

    One piggy struggling to recover from toxicity

    Hello! We have two boars (1 + 6months) yesterday morning we rushed them to the vet as we found they both hadn’t eaten any of their food from the night before and couldn’t lift their heads up. The vet said they basically look drunk and kept them in all day on fluids and I believe they had a...
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