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  1. Emily Jane

    Need Help With Medication

    hello, My guinea pig, cutie, was prescribed too medications by the vet. I’m fine with giving her them and was cleaning the syringes and when I came back I have here the medicine. However, I got the bottles mixed up and gave her 0.3 ml of Metacam instead of 0.25ml. I thought the medicine I was...
  2. TheLottiediarys

    Can You Split A 'once Daily' Dose Uni A Twice A Day Dose?

    Hi guys I've been looking around a can't seem to find an answer Can you split a medicine dose that is suppose to be once a day in two and give it twice a day if the animal is struggling to take it all in one go? Would that reduce the effectiveness of the medicine?
  3. PerfectPigs

    What Is The Best First Medicine To Use For My Sow With Cystitis?

    My (roughly) 5-year-old sow named Olga has been recently showing the symptoms of cystitis. She is making soft squeaking noises when she urinates, has been urinating often and is always damp on her stomach (from the result of urinating a lot). I don't want to try any full-on medicine yet, as she...
  4. C

    Guinea Pig Is In Pain?

    Hi everyone! This is my first post, I have come here because one of my female piggies is in.. pain? Yesterday evening I went to feed my pigs when I noticed that Saffron (the piggie) was face down in a corner making a sort of sad squeak noise I instantly panicked and brought her inside examined...
  5. A

    Urgent - Please Help Bear

    My guinea pig's name is Bear, and he's maybe around 8 months to a year old. He's always been really happy and energetic but recently has been really itchy and lethargic. We took him the pet store and they said he said fruit and sugar allegies, but we'd never had issues with his food or what we...
  6. H

    Is Primperan 1mg/ml Safe?

    Hello people, 3 days ago, during their weekly weighing I noticed that one of my girls, Kelda, had dropped from 1025g to 980g. I inmediatly switched from weekly to daily weighing and started to monitor their eating more closely. She seemed to eat properly, leaving some veggies that they just...
  7. Nikolapalak

    Urgent-teeth, Uri, And Hand Feeding

    Hi everyone, I've got a piggy that's just over 4 years old now. a couple of days ago he had a surgery done under anaesthetic. That was for his teeth. I don't know why but since the surgery he has not been eating at all and he lost almost a pound in the last 2 months. I've been trying to force...
  8. pnwgranny

    Max Has Crusty Ears

    Both ears are crusty on the outside and inside of the ear, but not down inside if that males sense. No vet available til Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. Nearest exotic vet when our vet is not in, is 150 miles one way. None of the other vets in this town will treat a guinea pig. Ruth
  9. Olivia Johnson

    Not Eating After Bladder Stone Meds

    Hello everyone! About a month ago, my guinea pig Caesar started peeing a pinking red color and squeaked while urinating. I took him to the vet and they found a pretty good sized bladder stone. She prescribed him some antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory. Last week, she special ordered him...
  10. A

    8 Month Old With Uri

    Hi everyone, I purchased my first Guinea pig from petsmart yesterday. I now know how terrible of a choice that was and I will always rescue from now on. Anyway, I noticed him lights sneezing yesterday and he had a little discharge on his nose. He was still eating a ton and drinking his water and...
  11. Louiseb11

    Both My Boys Have Uri...advice Please :(

    Hi guys, Never posted before as I am a new guinea pig owner. I have 2 boars, Ron who ive had for 3 weeks now and Draco for almost 2 weeks. After only 2 days of having Draco I noticed his eye was completely closed and crusty so I took him straight to the vet who prescribed eye drops. After a few...
  12. Beans&Toast

    Can Bloat Medication Be Given Alongside A Diuretic?

    Toast is on 0.2mls of Frusemide (spelling?) twice daily for bladder issues, but I've just noticed she's feeling a bit bloaty. Is it safe to give Infacol and/or Emeprid along side the diuretic?
  13. Bobalicious

    Guinea Pig Neutering Query

    Hi, I was wondering how long after a male guinea pig has been newted is it until he can be introduced to a female? I have read online 2 weeks, 4 weeks and 6 weeks?! I am having to get my Fred newted so he can get a girlfriend after he sadly lost his brother recently :-( I am really nervous...
  14. Beans&Toast

    Shelf Life Of Emeprid?

    (Sorry if this isn't in the right bit I wasn't too sure where to put this) I've just knocked over and spilled a bottle of Emeprid :doh: But I still have an almost full bottle that I was given on 31st March, so not even a month old... There's no expiry date on the bottle.. Would this be okay to...
  15. Beans&Toast

    Unlucky Pigs Or Am I Doing Something Wrong?

    I feel like I have 2 very unlucky pigs and they just can't seem to catch a break. Over the past few weeks they've been through a lot. Toast has been on AB for a bladder infection and a URI. She's been on 2 different meds for bloat and after weeks of aggressive behaviour it was discovered she...
  16. Parnassus

    Force Feeding Advice For An Extremely Fussy Guinea Pig?

    I have an extremely fussy guinea pig. I have tried the burrito method. I have tried holding her against my chest and gently but firmly holding her head in place with a finger. I have tried laying down, placing her on my stomach, facing me, and slipping the syringe into her mouth at that angle...
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