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  1. ChubbyCarrots

    Fungal Stripe? Please Help!

    His nose before His nose after Hey guys, it’s Lily. I recently noticed Coco had a white line on his nose, I took him out of the hutch immediately because I never noticed it. My other guinea pig, Buddy, doesn’t have the same line. I split Coco’s fur in half and to my horror it was a snowstorm...
  2. Natrista

    Inexperienced Vet?

    About a year ago now, I took my little Samantha to my vet, and he diagnosed her with a small fungus infection. We laid 80$ for a cream. I applied it every day as instructed, but a week later my little Samantha has passed away in my arms. Do you guys think the vet was inexperienced? Because...
  3. Aina Garnett

    Uk Owners' Help Needed: Guinea Pig Infection Survey

    Hello all :) My name is Aina. Could you, please, complete the survey for my BSc Bioveterinary Science Dissertation. Survey of prevalence of different opportunistic respiratory and bacterial pathogens in housed guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) I research the prevalence of different opportunistic...
  4. J

    Cold Virus

    I recently came down with a cold (common cold) and did not know that it could spread to guinea pigs. I held my guinea pig, cuddles, and kissed her on the nose (quite a bit). I don't want her to get sick, she takes vitamin C pellets about every day so those should help. I just don't want her...
  5. Preston

    Guinea Pig Eye Problem

    My girlfriend and I have had Aspen for 5ish months and have noticed she is a little reserved. Recently she stopped eating, and started sneezing a lot. We thought it was a cold and got her some medicine for it. Her sneezing has gotten better and she has started eating again, however now she is...
  6. C

    What Are These? Mites, Lice, Flees, Dandruff?!

    hi there, I have 8 female Guinea pigs (they live in 2 ground of 4) The big ginger and white American one is 10 months, the big blonde and white Abyssinian is 9 months. They both live with 3 other Guinea pigs who are all the same age, roughly 2.5 months, their bedding is simple newspaper, they...
  7. C

    Cut On Young Guinea Pig, Vet Worthy?

    i have three guinea pigs, two of which were just introduced about a week ago. they are getting alone fine and playing well but one morning i noticed a cut on one's face. it almost looks white powdery around it and is scabbing a lot. i've been gently cleaning it and it doesn't seem to be...
  8. P

    Fighting Fungal Infection For 2 And A Half Weeks

    My piglet got a fungal infection 2 and a half weeks ago.We are healing it with canesten cream (1%) .We stopped spreading of infection but when i touch the two infected ears(only ears are infected ) my piglet starts weeking and running like it hurst him.pls help
  9. E

    Hay Allergy?

    Hi y'all, I recently have been planning to adopt a guinea from Petsmart. For those who don't know how this works, usually Petsmart will give up their pets for adoption for free, if they are no longer resell-able. The little ones may be ill or they were returned from previous owners. In my case...
  10. WinnieandBear

    Post Hernia Op Infection Please Help!

    Hello guys! My sow Bear had a bladder flush at Christmas and subsequently developed a hernia which eventually my vet wanted to repair using mesh. She said she hadn't used that on a Guinea pig before but she is usually fantastic. I noticed the wound kept bleeding for a week and she said it may...
  11. Roopa

    Sick Cavy

    Hi All, I made a post on pet forums about this and was advised to ask around here to help shed some light on my piggie's situation. I have a boar called Theo who was bleeding when he urinated. I took him to the vets who said he had a penis infection and said that I should give him baytril and...
  12. GirlFromMars

    Blood In Urine

    Hi, I've been reading this forum for a while and have found lots of useful information (thank you!) but I've finally made an account because I'm worried about one of my boys! We adopted him and his friend (both three years old) back in February And last week we found some blood spots in the...
  13. Cavy Kung-Fu

    I Finally Have My Boy.

    My little boy has finally come home with me, infuriatingly my ride was late so I missed my vets appointment for him :hb: I weighed him before I put him in his new home, here's his details: - 5 months old. - Neutered approx 7 weeks ago. - Weighing 556 grams, lighter than he was before neuter...
  14. D

    Possible Bladder Stones/infection?

    Last month, my gorgeous 3yr old piggie Robbie passed a huge plug of some kind out of his urethra and had to get it removed by the emergency vet. His normal vet then prescribed him a week's worth of Baytril and said we'd keep an eye on him. He seemed to be doing okay, eating fine and everything...
  15. T

    Respiratory Infection? Pneumonia?

    Hi there! I recently adopted a pig from a girl at my college who could no longer support her. The little piggie is called Willow and is coming up for 7 months. The reason I took Willow is because her previous owner told me she had a severe respiratory infection for a month when she initially...
  16. izzyyw

    Uri Advice?

    Hello all, My Pippin has been sneezing quite a lot the past week and initially I put it down to maybe it's the dust from the hay as it was a different brand than he's used to and he didn't show any other signs of a URI. But his sneezing sounded more harsh today and I managed to get him a vet...
  17. alli081

    Sick Pig With A Uri - Anyone Have Advice?

    Hi everyone, I only just joined on here but I have a very urgent question. I'm from Queensland, Australia, and I have 4 rescue pigs (2 boys and 2 girls - they don't mix with each other). One of my male pigs Cosmo has got a lung infection. He wasn't eating much on Friday and wasn't out in the...
  18. 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...
  19. Paigeroonie

    Help With Possible Uri?

    Hi there! I'm new to the forum, and relatively new to guinea pig ownership. I rescued a male called Bilbo about a month ago, and he's been great up until this morning I noticed some slight wheezing. When I got home from work, the wheezing was a lot worse (sounds a little bit phlegmmy?) Hes...
  20. Chancey

    Not Very Active - Diagnosed With Infection.

    Hi there, My three little piggies that I brought home last Monday haven't been doing too great (we think they may have had this before we got them as they were showing symptoms then as well - milder though). They've all been sneezing and coughing quite a lot, as well as scratching - the...
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