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  1. T

    Dental Guinea pig not eating after dental work

    Hi all cavvy lovers! We took our beloved 5 year old boar to the vets last Wednesaday as he had stopped eating, the vet kept him in overnight and performed an investigation the following morning. She ended up filing his back teeth at they had curled right over trapping his tongue, and she cut...
  2. piggyme234

    Dental Dental abscess cleaning (details of gross stuff)

    So, Toby has an abscess on his chin which was caused by an infection in his right lower incisor. The tooth was damaged and causing other problems too so has been removed. He has a hole in his chin where the abscess was marsupialised so it can be flushed and he has a hole in his gum where the...
  3. chubbypigs

    Broken Tooth?

    Hello! My pig, Crank, partially broke his right top tooth today. It's not a crack or a chip, definitely a break, but it's just barely hanging on towards the back. It wiggles when I touch it. I can see that it's a clean break through the root, no blood on him or in his cage, and it's about...
  4. A

    Teeth

    Hello, My guinea pig has recently had dental surgery because the pet shop never actually told us he had teeth behind his front, which can be a very common mistake, just wanted to know if anyone had any tips they use to shorten their teeth, I’ve heard that Timothy Hay works, anything else I can...
  5. D

    Dental Little poppy is not eating after molar trim

    Hi all, my little piggie poppy had a molar trim on Monday, it is now saturday and she is still not eating anything other than critical care, her droppings a little apple and sometimes broccoli, it seems to me like she can't chew after her surgery as she constantly rummages through her pellets...
  6. Gemm

    Dental Advice please after a dental

    Hi My guinea pig went for a dental 3 days ago. He was VERY groggy and out of it when he came home after his operation and they gave him a subcutaneous fluid injection. He now seems much brighter and happier and seems himself EXCEPT he is still struggling to eat. He is eating thin bits of hay...
  7. adoptive mom

    Tooth Abscess Treatment

    My dear Simon had a CT today. An abscess in his jaw was discovered and drained. I wasn't allowed to bring him home. Per the vet, the tooth didn't move and surgery is necessary; there was talk of drilling from underneath to the tooth to get it to move then remove. Has anyone had a tooth removed...
  8. Joannajars

    Possible Dental Problems?

    Hi all, Last night I noticed one of my boys Hugo who is 1 was not as interested in hay (he normally runs over when we put it into the cage) but didn’t think to much of it. When I woke this morning he was hunched over and had his eyes closed (he is a very nervous pig and almost never closes his...
  9. GuineaPigParent

    Guinea Pig Eating Disorder

    Hi. A few years ago, We had a pig that mostly stopped eating, our vets operated on his teeth under anaesthetic. Following that, he never ate again and they put him down. This time, with 2 three year olds, One has again nearly stopped eating. I told the vets, who were going to operate on his...
  10. Kaipo Cavia

    Medication Contraindications

    Hello, I have a pig whom I believe has a dental problem brewing. She's had her teeth checked but was given the all clear. She has another appt booked in for Mon to get a second opinion. She's showing me signs that her mouth is giving her discomfort. She is on a combination of meds currently...
  11. Beans&Toast

    Does This Require Urgent Vets Today?

    I'm away for work today so my Mum is looking after the pigs but something is wrong with Toast so I'd appreciate any help. Okay long story short (sort of) as of Friday morning Toast hasn't been herself. (She's had on/off dental problems and bloat problems for the 2 years I've had her).She was...
  12. G

    Eating Issues - Possible Dental

    Hi, our guinea pig started having some eating difficulties around the start of June, just eating slowly and opening her mouth wide, almost looking like she was yawning and clearly having something irritating her in her mouth. We took her to the vet, who advised us that it was likely her back...
  13. L

    Feeding Help Needed After Dental Surgery!

    Hello. I'm after some advice after my boar guinea pig had dental surgery this Tuesday. He had lost weight and stopped eating due to overgrown front teeth and molars. Plus he had cracked one of the bottom teeth. He went under a GA and pulled through the surgery. He has been syringe fed since then...
  14. Carrotyd

    Advice On Making Guinea Pig Teeth Exams Easier For The Vet

    My 8-month-old piggy, Seabass, is giving us cause for concern at the moment, as - over the last month or so - he's become increasingly fussy about what he'll eat,and is slowly shunning everything we give him. It started with him sniffing round the veggies most morning/evenings, before ignoring...
  15. Bella123

    Orchard Grass Hay Question

    Since I got my guinea pigs I have been feeding them Timothy hay. I recently bought a very small bale of oxbow orchard grass for a change and it was very popular. I like the Orchard grass as apparantly so I read it has a lower calcium content then most hays and its much softer then timothy...
  16. PiggyRitz

    Concerned About Piggy After Dental And Foot Surgery

    Hi all, I'm just after some thoughts regarding Guzzie (our un-neutered boar) and a few problems he's been grappling with recently. He lives with his brother Guinness, another un-neutered boar. They're almost five years old. A couple of months back I was trimming their claws and having just done...
  17. Beans&Toast

    Toast Needs Yet Another Dental Op.

    Toast is booked in for Thursday to have her teeth done again, but I don't know if it's the right thing to go ahead with it. This will be the 5th time in just over a year and the 2nd time in the space of 3 months. She has almost constant bloat which seems to be causing dental issues. Or maybe...
  18. cheeseandpeas

    Dental Dental Surgery

    Hi I have a four year old pig (Broccoliese) who I rescued two years ago from an owner who didn't care for or feed him properly, he had mites and poorly formed feet but has gone on to do really well with us. I took him to the vet today with A sore area under his chin, the vet asked if he...
  19. S

    Post Dental Work Recovery Time

    First post, apologies if I did anything wrong, but I was wondering if anyone has any advice to give in regards to recovery after being under with isoflurane. My boar, Moose, who is 6 years old, was taken in last Wednesday with overgrown molars. He lost a good deal of weight, as he was under the...
  20. Louiseblack2

    How Do I Get My Pig Eating More Hay

    We had an issue with overgrown molars with my other piggie and the vet highly advised we have to ensure atleast 80% of our pigs diet was hay. We always make sure he has a large amount of hay and half a bowl pf biscuits every morning and he gets a veggie treat every sunday. But were having an...
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