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  1. 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...
  2. 51 Home

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 51 Home

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doodlecountry

    Safe Doses of Meloxicam

    I brought my pig to the vet because she has some trouble eating and had a slight head tilt when doing so. My piggie may have had a sore or tender jaw that where the vet couldn’t see any visible teeth or jaw damage. She prescribed Meloxicam for one week and if there was progress, to discontinue...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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