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  1. Wetherill

    Tough Decisions

    My Lionel is 6. He was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid last year, and has declined since then. He is around 600 grams and on medication in a high dosage—my vet recommended surgery as the only other alternative, but as he is old and would have a 50% chance of survival, I declined. Recently...
  2. Wetherill

    Getting old

    I’m at a loss and very, very upset. The absolute light of my life, my Lionel, is around 5 and a half. Not crazy old, but he isn’t doing well. A few months back, he received a hyperthyroidism diagnosis and has been being medicated ever since. Despite his medication and extra/support feeding, he...
  3. Wetherill


    Hi, I’m wondering if anyone on here has any experience with a pig with hyperthyroidism. My Lionel (5) was diagnosed with this illness back in around June, and he is being medicated to this day. It doesn’t really show that he has an illness, though, he is happy, active, eating and drinking well...
  4. Wetherill


    I’ve been posting a few times over the last few months or so about my boy Lionel (5), who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about a week or so ago. He has started on pills, but as much as he eats, the weight is still falling off of him. He had been eating critical care from a spoon for a few...
  5. FluffyB

    Hyperthyroidism In Guinea Pigs

    Hello all, I have been referring to your forum for information and advice while trying to care for my guinea pigs; one of which died Friday morning. I want to share the medical info so that hopefully it can help someone else, who may be searching these boards for help and answers. Fuff was 5...