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health and illness

  1. M

    Enrobactin For Guinea Pigs

    Hi all We have recently taken out pigs to the vets and one has been prescribed virbac enrobactin. The vet has told us to administer 0.7ml by syringe daily. On the box for the medication and in the instructions it says to dilute the solution but the vet didn't mention this at all and we are...
  2. J

    Wild Rats And Outdoor Guinea Pigs

    I keep my two guinea pigs in a shed outside. They have a hutch which they are shut in at night but they have a big enclosure they go in all around the shed all day. Only trouble is I’ve discovered rats in there, and I know they could hurt the pigs so I’m making plans for the pigs moving to a...
  3. Jesse's pigs

    Trouble With Mo Again

    So before I post my ramble I should probably say that naturally around this time I get extremely anxious regarding the pigs welfare because on the 26th of Jan four days after her birthday my first piggy Vinnie had to be pts. I've posted previously about Mo sometimes squeaking when toileting...
  4. rowankistune19

    Any Experience With Neurologic Issues

    I would like to start by saying that I am currently working very closely with my vet to monitor this situation but I am very interested in seeing if anyone has seen anything like this before. Also I apologize for this being so long. So now onto the issue. I have a young boar named Bilbo around...
  5. Minniemary

    Gi Stasis And Not Pooping

    Hi all, my baby girl Enid is currently being treated for GI stasis but has also had bloods sent off to test her liver and kidney function. She is quite poorly at the moment, I have been Crit Care feeding her every two hours but recently she has started to eat again on her own. She's even had a...
  6. Amy Barton

    Bleach And Piggys

    how long should I wait before returning the piggys to the piggy room after using bleach in the room?
  7. ALK2015

    My Guinea Pig Recently Stopped Eating Hay...

    Hello, I had 2 Guinea pigs for about 4 years. Recently (about a month ago) one has sadly passed away. My healthy Guinea pig is still eating her veggies & pellets and drinking her water. But she has began only nibbling now and then on her hay. I have tried hand feeding it to her & that seems to...
  8. Chloelizbailey

    Cowpat Poops?! - Please Help

    Hi there! I have a long haired guinea pig who is about four and a half. He started a course of Baytril last Wednesday for a suspected URI and has been absolutely fine until this morning. I got him out to weigh him (doing this every morning as he is on Baytril and I know it can affect the...
  9. Piggy996

    Does My Pet Have Fungal Infection?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here because I'm worried about my guinea pig. He's a couple of months old and recently I've noticed white spots behind his ears, it looks like crusty skin. Do you think this is a fungal infection? I've bathed him just in water a week ago, do you...
  10. S

    Guinea Eyes , Should I Be Concerned?

    Hello everyone, please bare with me as I'm brand new to the whole forum thing. Everyone seems to be so helpful so I'd like to ask a few questions about my sweet little piggy if that's alright! His names Chewie, and he's almost about 5 years old, so he's already a pretty old man. His mommas a...
  11. Jesse's pigs

    Steve Ill?

    Sorry I hope it's just nothing... I mean everything seems fine. Steve is eating,drinking,squeaking,popcorning- I actually just had them on the lawn for about 20/30 minutes and yep fine. However on taking their tube back upstairs (Mo did not enter it at all because I was watching them so it's...
  12. W

    Guinea Pig Fell

    My dad handled my piggie badly and it fell from a considerable height. I dont think she hit her head anywhere but I'm not 100% sure because it happened very fast. I histerically picked her up and tried seeing if she had broken something but she was moving fine. She's been eating and running...
  13. W

    Runy Nose After Hectic Car Trip

    I took my two guinea pigs to the vet a couple days ago because of a slight crackling noise coming from the nose. The vet said everything was fine with their lungs and it was probably a slight irritation on the nose because of the change of bedding to fleece that could cause a build up of pee...
  14. W

    Guinea Pig Is Sneezing

    I have two guinea pigs. They have been treated for a URI a couple weeks ago since they were sneezing and one had a crusty eye. I went on holidays and after 15 days I saw them and they seemed to be doing great, their fur was amazingly soft and they had grown a bit more (they're 4 and 6 months...
  15. M

    Help Please ! Skin Problem?

    Greetings, I just made this account to seek advice, you see, I just realized one of my sow keep scratching more often than her pal and I am dead worried, so today I just checked her and realized there were scabs on her ears and at her skin at the rear end and I have no idea what it is or how it...
  16. bumbling-bambi

    Otherwise Healthy Pig Started Drinking A Lot?

    So I obsessively check my two boys each day for any signs of illness or injury when I groom them each day (long haired piggy struggles!) and thanks to not only the lovely members of this forum but also the members of the Guinea Pig Advice and Support group on Facebook I'm confident that I can...
  17. Raefire

    Uri Symptoms / Allergies?

    So, I adopted 2 guinea pigs about a week ago, and the bedding they came with causes dust. I understand that dusty bedding is bad for guinea pigs, but I didn't want to stress them out even more by cleaning their cage and replacing their bedding in less than a week. I'm cleaning their cage later...
  18. H

    Two Of My Guinea Pigs Are Having A Hard Time Walking/lifting Their Heads

    So I've had these Guinea Pigs for over a year and they've been in great care. When I got them, they were healthy and happy. I've fed them and given them water as well as hay, fruits, and vegetables. Now my two girls are having a hard time functioning. They can eat fine, they just can't get to...
  19. Moon-Neko

    Mouth Cheilitis & Skin Sores Treatment

    Hello, I have a question concerning my guinea pig. She is roughly 1 1/2 years old and she has fungal cheilitis on her mouth, and I believe it is also causing scabby sores around her eyes and nose area. I read that it is easily treatable with a mild antiseptic, and that is what I have tried...
  20. P

    White Spots In Cage For Two Weeks

    My Guinea pig is about 10 weeks old and for two weeks now she's had white spots in her cage. I know it's excess calcium, but how long does it last or what should I do? I've changed her piggy food thinking it might have too much calcium and she hasn't had celery or carrots in awhile. Thank you! :)