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ear infection

  1. Arwen

    Ear Falling Off

    Hi everyone, I'm a relatively new guinea pig owner, and I seem to be having a problem right now. My girl's left ear always had two patches of black skin, and we thought nothing of it, I kind is dismissed it as just the colour of her skin. But Today I can see one of the patches of black is...
  2. C

    Head Tilt

    Hello, This is my first time posting and I'm hoping for some advice. I have a 1 1/2 year old peruvian guinea pig named Kevin Bacon. I noticed one morning about 2 1/2 weeks ago that he developed a head tilt to the right side and was not acting himself. I am lucky to work at a veterinary hospital...
  3. Jesse's pigs

    Advice Needed For My Rabbit.

    I'm sorry I realise this isn't a piggy problem but wondered if you could help anyway- it's appreciated. I'm really worried about my boy. Some of you may know that I have a rabbit called Bigwig. He must 7 years old by now (6 at the youngest) and he's never had any health problems or really any...
  4. hallie2985

    Ear Infection And Neurological Symptoms

    Hi all, It's been a very long time since I posted on the forum, but I'm in desperate need of some reassurance Our story begins at the beginning of August last year, when I espied a very poorly looking baby guinea pig at our local Dobbies. To cut a long story short, I ended up buying her in...
  5. PiggieNinja

    Please Help! Head Tilt!

    This morning i noticed that Willow my 1 year old guinea pig has got a head tilt. I assume it is an ear infection but it could be worse. Today being sunday it would cost me £150+ to go to the vets (which i am obviously reluctant to do) evidently I will take her to the vets tomorrow but I'm so...
  6. A

    Squeek - Ear Infection

    Hey there i have a little piggy known as squeek and hes got a very bad ear infection. Ive been to the vets and theyve given me antibiotics but they did say he might not make it past this. The questions that ive got to ask is that he keeps flopping over onto the one side I'm guessing this is...
  7. H

    Pet Sitting For A Month

    Hi! My friend dropped off her baby guinea pig today. I thought id be taking care of it for a week, turns out hes staying with me for a month. Are there any tips i should know? She gave me the basics on food and care but Id like some more tips. I also noticed some sores on one of his ears and I'm...
  8. sarahpiggies

    Mystery Ear Infection, Please Read!

    Hello everyone My guinea pig Twiglet (female, 7 months) has a suspected ear infection, now going on for 3 weeks and I thought I would share our experiences and see if anyone can offer any advice. It is strange because the ear is only sensitive when touched, she does not scratch it and is not...
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