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  1. L

    Please help:( my babies are Ill....

    Hi, I am new to this forum, so hello fellow guinea pig owners :) Firstly, I have owned Guinea pigs for years! Absolutely love them. Our ones live outside in hutches and in a run during the day. I currently have 4 rescue piggies, 3 of them being females and one male. Yesterday, I decided to...
  2. Kallasia

    Metacam - pain relief

    Hi all! So, after his surgery, Errol has been on 0.3ml of metacam daily. It's helped with his recovery and given older brother Binky some respite for a few hours after Errol takes it - it makes him go all funny, stumbling around and napping loads, like he's high or tripping! I said about the...
  3. Devyn50

    Meloxicam For Piggies

    I asked my vet for Metcam for Hamlets pain. Hamlet weighs 505 grams or a little over a lb. Vet had to order it. What came in was Meloxidy / Meloxicam.....for dogs only. I asked if this was the same type of med as Metcam. Was told it was and I could use it for piggies. Anyone used this med...
  4. K

    Guinea Pig Scabs

    Hey, Guys! It's me again. Now, as some may know, I had to separate Lalo and Harold but their cages are right next to each other. Harold is fine and running around all happy. Lalo is being his lazy cute self but recently, I've been seeing Lalo act..strange. Very strange. It started with...
  5. Devyn50

    Metacam Or Not

    Hamlet, had stroke, won't eat hay, only some pellets and soft vegies. Gets supplemental meals of critical care. Vet states because of neroulogical damage to right side of head, he can't chew well. Said will need critical care feedings for life. If not eating pellets, he sits all hunched up and...
  6. Shauni

    Dirty Belly/bladder Problems

    Dear all, I have a question for my sweet guinea pig Nala. She is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer that has spread to her lung and bones. She had a history with frequent urinary tract infections, sludge and bladder stones since she was 8 weeks old. 4 weeks ago she had a...
  7. Gemm

    Unhealing Wound

    hi My Guinea pig Ruby cut herself on her left back side in April this year and I took her to the vets who said it looked like she has scraped herself on something and not to worry. Since then it has opened a couple of times so I have washed it and monitored her and it hasn't bothered her...
  8. MadPiggies :D

    Scratch Scarring

    My piggies are sick and when syringe feeding I ended up with a big scratch on my hand from they not cooperating. Will it scar!?! XO I have had it for around 2 days and it's going a bit brown
  9. Beans&Toast

    Beans Has Became Very Aggressive

    So I'm having issues with Beans just now and I'm not sure what's causing it, there are maybe 2 things going on, which is why I wasn't sure where to put this thread. (Sorry if it's in the wrong one I thought maybe behaviour and bonding too?) Beans has became very aggressive with Maple since...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. L

    Poorly Piggy

    Hi, I have a young guinea pig that I foolishly got from a breeder (there's a story behind it but that's not why I'm here) I have another piggy so frosty the new new piggy has been in quarantine. He began to develop scabs and was diagnosed with mites. The vets gave him some drops last Friday and...
  13. 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...
  14. Beans&Toast

    Beans Is Struggling To Get Up/walk

    Beans has, in the vets words, "crippling arthritis" in her back legs and has done for a couple months, possibly longer. She's on 0.4 Loxicom for pain relief and up until now has been managing just fine. Over the past few weeks I have noticed she seems to be walking a bit funny sometimes so...
  15. Rockafella

    Help! Random Seizing And Weakness!

    Hello I apologize if there are any errors in my spelling but I typed this out in a panic. This is very much my fault but now I need to know what I can do to help my piggy. Artie is two years old and has always been in good health. I have been struggling with money and this week I was unable to...
  16. D

    Fluid Around Lungs And Pain When Pooping

    Hello, everyone. About two weeks ago, I noticed that my three and a half year old boar, Erik, was breathing heavily and had lost some weight. I immediately took him to the vet, who x-rayed him and discovered lots of fluid around his lung. There was so much fluid you couldn't even see his heart...
  17. peach

    Quite Sow Jing With Bloating Issue

    I adopted a sow Jing on Sept 10. Even though I had three guinea pigs before but I made mistakes on how to make her adjust to her new home. One different thing about Jing is she does not make any noise when she is in the cage or handled. Her foster told me that most time she just sat there...
  18. P

    My Guinea Pig Is In Pain And I Dont Know Why

    Hello guinea pig lovers, I am in an urgent need of help. My guinea pigs were outside and roaming freely in my yard, as they always are on nice days. After they had 5 hours of play time I decided to go out and find them and bring them inside so they could eat. One of my guinea pigs was out of her...
  19. sue.

    Can Hay/hair Make My Boars Bits Sore?

    Hello. Was wondering if you could offer me some advice. I have a 10 month old long haired boar called Bob. The past few weeks I noticed that he was squeaking when peeing /pooping. After checking him over I found that he had a small amount of hair that had got trapped inside his boar parts. I...
  20. L

    Tender Stomach

    My Guinea Pig has been acting a little different.. He has been eating, sleeping, and resting normally, but whimpers when you touch his underbelly. It seems like his skin might be sensitive or something else is up..? He is a 6 month old male.
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