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  1. K

    Root extraction

    My baby girl , not even 3 years old, has has an infection due to her teeth breaking and has a whole bump under the chin. Not eating properly or letting me feed her also. Tried metacam and 2 other mets with it and she had diarrhea so stopped it straight away. She's less active and picks on...
  2. Swamp Pig

    3mo piggy needs his eye removing?

    Hi everyone. I’m a new piggy owner and it’s my first post. I’ve had my two little piggies — Ginger and Snap — for about 2 weeks now. They’re both boys and I got them from a Pets at Home store when they were 11 weeks old. On day 2, I woke up and Ginger’s eye was suddenly red around the outside...
  3. Jade&co

    Mammary gland tumour- remove?

    Hi all, my Bradley is 5 and a half years old and has recently developed a smallish (thumb tip size) unattached tumour on his nipple/mammary gland. It has been checked by my vet (who is an exotics vet, knows guinea pigs well and is very experienced). We discussed the many options of operating to...
  4. Petfan

    8 year old guinea pig with large abscess

    Hi I have a senior chap called Kegan with a large abscess on his side (and a smaller one under his arm). Our vet (who deals with exotics) says its not possible to drain it as there is nothing to drain. Instead we tried anti inflams which didnt work. He is chirpy as ever and lives with his...
  5. Hiitshannah

    Bladder stones in urethra (older boar) operation vs pain management?

    My 5.5 year old pig Cashew was booked in for bladder stone surgery today, but I got a call from the vet saying she did an ultrasound and found that the stones (he has 5) are sitting in a nook between the urethra and bladder. She also saw a cyst on his kidney, and took a blood test while he was...
  6. bex's gpigs

    Eye operation: homemade cone

    Hi there I went to see an AMAZING vet today who is operating on Clover as she has damaged her eye and it has now become infected which was caused the back of the eye to leak in to the front. She’s having her operation Monday and the vet advised to have an cone as she will likely scratch and...
  7. dannif_piggies

    Cannot get rid of soft poops

    Sorry in advance for the long post.. So for anyone that has been following Honey's experience of having a Spay, they will know that two days before her spay she got very soft poops, and this has continued still to this day (since the 15th September), various things along the way could have...
  8. Qualcast&Flymo

    Questions re Squeaks' neutering

    Squeaks is booked in for his neutering op this Friday (13th). The plum fairy has been having a busy week so hopefully all the practice will have made her perfect and there won't be any problems! I want to make sure I am all prepared myself and get everything right so he makes a good recovery...
  9. Laura_Wiggo

    Cancer In Guinea Pigs?

    Hello lovely piggy owners, I'm new here but I'm looking for some advice for my little Trotsky. My spoilt little boy is 4 years old now, he was my first guinea pig and I'd be so lost without him! He's always been a very social piggy, cheeky and noisy and loves to be around me. 2 weeks ago I...
  10. WinnieandBear

    Time To Say Enough Is Enough? Help

    Hello, Long story very short - my girl Bear is 3 years old and has had peristent bladder sludge and infections for her whole life. Took a couple of years for a decent vet to finally diagnose and not assume bloat (useless some vets are!) and at Christmas she had a bladder flush op. She was much...
  11. BenjiAndButtons


    Barny is being put under on monday to have his teeth shaven. What can we expect?
  12. AdamFrench

    Post Op Advice

    Hi, our 18 month old sow had surgery 41 hours ago to remove a mammary cyst and nipple, and a sebaceous cyst from her rump. Each has produced a 50mm stitched wound, knitted with dissolvable stitches. She's still a lot less active but is eating hay and veggies from my hand and some on her own and...
  13. Finty

    Post Neutering Op

    Hi, my guinea pig was neutered yesterday and his behaviour is what I expect to be typical for a recovering guinea. For example, being less active etc. I have laid towels out in his cage to make sure nothing sticks to his wounds. However, I have discovered that his urine has become extremely...
  14. Y2Craig

    Post-op Advice

    Hi folks, I've used this forum a lot for advice but it's my first time posting! I have a pig going in for a small operation to remove a skin growth on his underside on Thursday. It's been recommended I seperate him from his cagemate for a couple of days afterwards for recuperation. Plan is to...
  15. E

    I'm Trying To Get My Guinea Pig To Eat After Surgery Plz Help

    Just over a week ago my guinea pig willow stopped eating. We took her too the vets and she went in for an op. Her back teeth were really sharp as she has a unusually curved jaw. Her back teeth were filed down and we were given some recovery mix to give her using a syringe. She didnt seem to want...
  16. Beans&Toast

    Toast Needs To Be Spayed (i Think).

    My vet and I have agreed today that it would be sensible to spay Toast. I'm really having second thoughts though and would appreciate your opinions on this as I'm terrified about it. (I apologise in advance as it's quite a long read) For over a year now Toast has been having hormonal issues...
  17. Parnassus

    Prepping For Post-op Care

    Hi all! I've been casually documenting my preparations to take care of Blade after her spay tomorrow! It's my first time having a guinea pig in for any surgery, so I'm quite nervous. The best way I can settle my nerves is to prepare for anything! Here's Blade (chocolate satin, white pants)...
  18. Danielle Smith

    Timeline For Recovery In The Hours After An Operation

    My two boars have just been neutered. I've brought them home from the vet and set them up in their respective hospital cages, and they're just sitting and staring straight ahead. This is very unlike them, they won't even touch a pea-flake or tomato. Initially they wouldn't move off the puppy...
  19. Watermelon-Pets

    Amputations - Help And Advice

    We all know Piggies are very expensive to care for, and sometimes they are impossible to afford. Broken legs are a common problem, yet cost a lot to fix. My piggy Chocolate broke her leg and when I took her to an exotic specialist the price was too high to repair the leg. A different vet offered...
  20. Elgifu321

    Guinea Pig Specialists In The North West?

    I have 2 male guinea pigs that are about four years old, Oswyn (pronounced: Oz-win) and Rupert and both have generally been healthy up to now- in fact the only time I can remember visiting the vets with them was when I found a wart on Ruperts bum It's harmless though but better to be safe than...