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critical care

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. caitlynn

    Having Trouble Getting Piggy To Eat

    Hi there. My poor pig, Khaleesi, just got her front incisors and back molars trimmed by a vet, who I was told is experienced with this procedure, on Thursday (four days ago). Her molars were overgrown and were causing tongue entrapment and the vet who did the procedure on her told me that they...
  15. Dewi Rhys Jones

    Ref: Hand-feeding A Guinea - Where Is The Best Place To Buy Oxbow Critical Care, Coventry?

    hi guys just following on from my last thread - Joni is still with us and is slowly eating by herself. I am still feeding her Critical Care and keeping an eye on her weight, however I need to get some more. I live in Coventry and dont drive, so I cant go around the pet shops to see who stocks...
  16. Dewi Rhys Jones

    Ref: Guinea Pig Not Eating, Possibly Teeth? Need Advice

    hi there I have just spotted my guinea pig Joni is off her food, and i suspect it may be tooth related. I've kept guinea pigs for about 5 years now, and lost one of my boars to a similar issue last year. I took him to have his back teeth ground down, but unfortunately he never picked up from...
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    Sos

    Hi, I'm Gavin's owner; Gavin's the first Piggy I've ever had and it was a spontaneous decision to get him, so not much research was done. I've had him for about 4-5 years now and about a week ago I noticed he stopped eating, drinking, peeing, pooping, and moving other than to reposition himself...
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