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  1. E

    Dental Ongoing Dental Issues

    Hi! So just looking for may advice about dental issues as I’m just so tired and worried for my little guy. he is about 1.5 years old and is quite big (length not weight). In March he developed an abscess on the side of his chin, and after multiple vets draining it and giving him antibiotics and...
  2. curlykrish

    Staining under chin

    Hello, i have noticed that whenever one of my guinea pigs has grass (either in the cage or outdoors), there is always a large amount of staining under the chin, and even a little on the legs. The other doesn't stain at all. I felt this area prior to putting them briefly on the grass today and it...
  3. yvette langford

    Dental

    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...
  4. caybeach

    Quality of life

    Hello, I have a four year old female guinea pig named Keeva who has seen a vet multiple times but due to covid they aren't answering their phones or messages for follow up questions. She was brought to the vet after eating less and having trouble eating. She's been receiving critical care ever...
  5. ashleemelda

    What To Chew On?

    About 3-4 weeks ago, I moved my guinea pigs into a new, larger cage. Since moving them in there, they have shown absolutely no interest in the cardboard and toilet paper rolls I leave around for them to chew on - they would go crazy for them in their old cage! Based on this, I was wondering what...
  6. Hannah P.

    Short front teeth?

    A friend of mine was asking about his pig, Gus, who doesn't like to eat hard food and treats. He was wondering if his front teeth seemed too long. I don't think the bottom are too long, but the top ones seem pretty short, and the gum seems to be poking through in the middle which can't be...
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    Dental Update on incisor root abscess

    [Help!] Here is an update on the situation, which seams really scary... My previous post is linked as below. I wrote about the updated situation under that post 12 hours ago, but few people viewed it and no one replied, probably because it is an 'old post', so I feel maybe it's better to create...
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    Dental Is an incisor removal necessary?

    Hi, Since last October, my piggy had one incisor that looks white and kept breaking down. I took her to the vet at that time but the vet said it was fine. But since mid-December, the incisor didn't grow at all, and after Christmas it had an abscess on the jaw. The vet got the abscess drained on...
  9. E

    Post dental surgery, initially gained weight but losing again

    Hi all, I hope I posting this in the right place. My 2.5 year old Guinea pig Pablo stopped eating about 3 weeks ago. He had surgery to correct both his front and back teeth. About a week after the surgery he was gaining weight and was more interested in food again. However he suddenly went...
  10. Shannon R

    Dental Not eating ?dental issue

    Me again. Needless to say it’s been a stressful weekend. My guinea pigs cage mate that just passed away from presumed heart failure was the first pig we noticed stopped eating over the weekend (then the other one did too that passed yesterday). He has all the signs of a dental issue. Bottom...
  11. Kale

    Piggy mouth trouble, pawing at face and not drinking

    Yesterday I noticed that my piggy was having some mouth trouble. She occasionally makes a silent gagging gesture and paws at her face, which is of little use as her toes are curly. She is eating fine, though I noticed this morning she prefers hay over water. It is a bottle, so I'm wondering if...
  12. Kirstie-A

    Dental Help for sow with post-dental anorexia and gagging

    Hello, I have a 3 and a half year old sow who has had problems with maloccluded teeth over the past year. She has been having regular dentals and takes some ongoing pain relief for root elongation. Things were going well until about 3 weeks ago when she suddenly stopped eating. She had a...
  13. SydneySharkk

    Guinea pig making weird faces

    I just checked on him right now and he’s making weird faces. Like he has something stuck in his mouth. I know my old guinea pig would make these faces when she was having trouble eating, so it’s just making me worried. I’m hoping it will correct itself soon, maybe it’s just a piece of hay stuck...
  14. Tinychels

    Another piggie tooth issue

    Hello :(! On my previous post, my piggie Ruby has chipped her tooth. Luckily, her tooth grew back by the time I took her to the vet and now she’s fine. The vet did trim the tooth a little, and Ruby screamed (literally, not squealed, she SCREAMED). I kind of don’t want put Athena on the same...
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    Dental Front tooth not growing back

    Hi! My guinea pig was having a molar overgrown issue last month but she recovered after trimming for 2 times. More than 2 weeks ago, I noticed that one lower front tooth was shorter and whiter than the other. Two days later, that tooth is broken, with only 20% percent left. It has been 2 weeks...
  16. Olivitree

    Dental Wonky molar, last resorts?

    Hi all. Sorry I only seem to show up around here in a crisis! Back again with indeed a crisis, we have been having issues with bandit for a while since he somehow broke both bottom teeth out (entirely unsure how or why we looked into it quite thoroughly and came up with nothing.) and they...
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    Dental Molar overgrown again one week after trim

    Hi, I would like to ask about why my piggy's molars overgrown again only one week after trim? She did the trimming for 6 lower side molar more than a week ago. 2 days after the trim, she seemed to recover well and even ate hay on her own. But the next day, the status suddenly went worse. She...
  18. SydneySharkk

    Weird mark on guinea pigs ear, and pairing a trio

    So I just adopted two more girl guinea pigs today (now I’m at a total of 5 pigs all together!) I wanted to pair two with my one girl XiaoXiao (who is recovering from a dental issue) I felt like now would be a good time to finally get her some friends. I just got them home today and I cleaned...
  19. Gemm

    Dental Missing teeth and not eating!

    Hello A while ago my guinea pig Alvin lost his bottom incisors and over time his top ones grew so he had a dental. Since then he has been though the wars, he initially improved and then got worse and was loosing weight fast. I took him back to the vets who diagnosed an ulcer and he was given two...
  20. doodlecountry

    Dental Meloxicam for long term use?

    I believe my guinea pig has jaw pain. She had jaw pain to the point where she gained a head tilt while eating “harder” foods. The vet couldn’t see anything visible but gave us meloxicam to use for a week. We did that and it helped. However it seems to have come back, not as badly but she seems...
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