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malocclusion

  1. adoptive mom

    Tooth Abscess Treatment

    My dear Simon had a CT today. An abscess in his jaw was discovered and drained. I wasn't allowed to bring him home. Per the vet, the tooth didn't move and surgery is necessary; there was talk of drilling from underneath to the tooth to get it to move then remove. Has anyone had a tooth removed...
  2. caitlynn

    Having Trouble Getting Piggy To Eat

    Hi there. My poor pig, Khaleesi, just got her front incisors and back molars trimmed by a vet, who I was told is experienced with this procedure, on Thursday (four days ago). Her molars were overgrown and were causing tongue entrapment and the vet who did the procedure on her told me that they...
  3. Monty the Grey

    Not Malocclusion But Refusing To Eat, Dropping Food, Drooling And Diarrhea

    Hi, my girlfriend and I are rather desperate with our 2.5-year-old Monty, who's been feeling unwell for the past 2-3 months. Right now he's only eating very little (having lost almost 100g in the past week), we have to force-feed him instant hay (RodiCare) and hand-feed him vegetables and fruit...
  4. H

    Serious Postoperative Complications?

    Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum and don't really know how to keep things clear enough for you to understand, but I'll try to briefly describe the situation: So, I have two lovely boys, Drew and Barrone (both are about 2,5 years old), who get ill quite often, unfortunately. They've both been...
  5. AnnaLorelei

    Nym Not Recovering From Dental Work For Malocclusion, I Don't Know What Else To Do

    Hi everyone, I'm so sad to have to post this but I don't know what else to do for my girl Nym. She is four years old and has always been a small pig, 750-800 grams well weight but she dropped quickly to 650g and was coughing when she ate and started slobbering. Straight to the vets and diagnosed...
  6. fudcina

    Dental Misaligned Jaw Following Fracture And Using Chin Sling. Advice Needed.

    Our guinea pig Fudge is 4 years old. She was attacked by a dog six weeks ago. She has a misaligned jaw following a fracture to her right lower back jaw. She had her teeth filed under G.A last Tuesday. We are trying this chin sling method. She has to be syringe fed. Is there anyone who have tried...
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