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  1. C

    Dental Elongated roots

    Hi all, Hoping you can help me. Took our 9 month old female to the vet yesterday because she was making a noise when peeing and thought she might have a UTI. She gave her a full examination and X-ray - confirmed there are no bladder stones and gave us a diuretic which will hopefully clear it...
  2. M

    don't know what to do (molar impaction)

    My guinea Juno (4yo) has recently been dealing on and off with a UTI for the past several months, but she suddenly started eating less and being less mobile, only eating a small amount of hay and veggies. She already had a checkup for her UTI but I felt her condition has been going on too long...
  3. alex&sylvester

    soft foods to comfort overgrown teeth

    hi all! recently sylvester has been through a rough patch as he has an overgrown molar. he’s going to get it trimmed this coming friday, and so i will have to syringefeed him a lot in that one week before surgery. however, it seems to me that he REALLY wants to eat FOOD! not critical care but...
  4. N

    malocclusion: what do I do?

    Hello, my name is Ewa and my guinea pig is Apollo! He’s a 6 year old white crested boy. Yes he’s an old guy. So Apollo has malocclusion and has had his back teeth done 3 times over the past 2 and a half months. He is also developing problems with his front teeth growing unequally and the top...
  5. tatals

    (Dental) Opinions, please?

    Hi, everyone. Last October, my 2-year-old Oreo started drooling. I knew it would be a dental problem. After some drama with a bunch of vets, I finally found one who didn't refuse him. She was great, did the procedure right away and he went home that evening. It took him a full month to recover...
  6. Jesse's pigs

    Dental Dental

    So Steve is going to have his teeth trimmed tomorrow. I know for sure his two bottom incisors need doing...his back molars I’m not too sure they feel okay to me but he isn’t the easiest to check as he tries to take your fingers off😂😂 Now, I am taking him to my practice as they do bunny and piggy...
  7. N

    Estimate for costs

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has used Northlands vets in Northampton for dental work and a rough estimate for costs? My Guinea pig has been referred to a vet in Bristol but the estimate for work is extortionate. thanks
  8. N

    Dental Advice after Dental Surgery

    Hi 👋🏻 My pig had dental surgery two weeks ago tomorrow but since then he hasn’t been eating or drinking. He still seems to be interested in food but just sniffs it. He hasn’t gone to his bottle at all since. I’ve been feeding him critical care in the meantime but it’s exhausting and very hard...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 51 Home

    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...
  16. 51 Home

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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