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  1. Suki&Indie

    Guinea pig losing hair down back?

    Hi all! Recently noticed that my older piggy (about 8) has very suddenly lost hair around her head and back. I took her to the vet where she was checked, given a treatment for mites and we also sent off a sample to test for ringworm (no result yet due to Christmas but the vet said it didn’t look...
  2. Suki&Indie

    Calcium in RediGrass?

    I’ve recently started giving my piggies RediGrass and it’s been amazing for putting some weight back on my elderly (almost 8!) piggy. I’m just concerned as I’ve seen some people say the calcium levels are fine and others say it’s very high. I'm not replacing their Timothy hay with the RediGrass...
  3. Minniemary

    New Guinea pig metacam for arthritis in elderly pig

    Hi all, I have a pig who is coming in to 6.5 years who has really started to slow down recently. He has some superficial hair loss of his hind legs and he's exploring his cage much less these days so I'm fairly certain he's experiencing some level of pain due to arthritis. Other than this he is...
  4. Julie M

    Mojito Is Poorly. Uri

    I've had Mojito at the vets tonight as he's not himself today. His breathing is fast and he has a crackle in his chest. The vet gave him antibiotics and an anti inflammatory infections. I've also put him in the carrier with the steaming solution f10 too. He's not eating too great so I've...
  5. debbierudd

    Elderly Piggy Dribble

    hi all, It's been a while since I last posted. I am happy to announce that the beautiful princess sookingtons is still with us and is now the ripe old age of 8.5! Bless her. She still eats and poops fine, there are no signs of arthritis or mobility issues however she does need a lot more...
  6. AnnieSue

    Dental Recurring Tooth Abscess On An Elderly Piggy

    I don't know where else to turn for advice on my guinea pig. Sorry this is so long, but I want to include the whole story and I'm terrible at being brief :/ TL;DR - 7-year-old guinea pig with tooth abscess that won't heal. Lance and drain for the 3rd time or insert surgical drain? Caramel is 7...
  7. Beans&Toast

    I Think Beans Is Coming To The End Of Her Time

    I've been trying not to think about this for a while now but it's got to the point where I can't ignore it. I'm absolutely devastated but I think she's a lot older than I thought she was, and coming to the end of her time.. In the past few months I've noticed a gradual difference in her as...
  8. Olivitree

    Recurring Lump, Other Options?

    Hello peeps, this may well be the last post I ever do for Tabby, my old lady of 6 and a half, she's got a number of problems at the moment but we are dealing with most. I'm keen to know if anyone knows any methods of dealing with/reducing the size of a recurring lump/tumor other than surgery...
  9. Beans&Toast

    Beans Is Starting To Show Her Age

    My beautiful Beans is starting to slow down lately. I'm not too sure how old she is, around 5 I believe. Over the past month or so she's really starting to show her age. She sleeps a lot more than when I first got her and doesn't zoom about anymore. She has developed cataracts in both eyes, her...
  10. debbierudd

    Food Stuck/vomit? Advice Pls.

    hi guys, I wondered if anyone has experienced a piggy gagging almost and food coming out like vomit/liquid? My little lady Sookie who is 7 yrs old had a bit of a funny turn just now, it lasted about 10 mins. It seemed like she had some food stuck on her mouth or throat as she seemed to be...