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  1. PiggiesAndPaws

    Guinea Pig 3rd Severe Stroke - Please Help!

    Hi there, my guinea pig has been having strokes since September and I really have no idea what to do! I can’t take him to the vets because they’re all closed, he’s paralysed and can only move his front two paws slightly, he’s still pooping but he looks like he’s dead. I know that he’s still...
  2. PiggiesAndPaws

    Aftercare for a Guinea Pig After a Stroke - Part 1

    A couple of weeks ago my guinea pig suffered from a stroke. There was no particular reason or cause it just happened out of nowhere. He is getting older now and he's approaching 3 years old so his age could be the reason. I wasn't there to witness his stroke but there are a few easy symptoms to...
  3. Este22

    Male Neutered Guinea Pig (~6yo) Unsteady On Hind Legs

    Hi All, This is the first post in 1 year now. You may remember my bladder-pig Sam who had reoccurring UTI's. I haven't been on the forum for so long because he has been so well! Every other day 200mg glucosamine seems to have done the trick... Until 23rd June when he completely lost use of his...
  4. S

    Young Gp: Paralysis And Twitching, Seen Vet, Advice Please

    Hello, Our young boy GP Bob is very poorly. He was limp with his head tilted on one side so we took him straight to the vet but tbh the vet was a bit baffled. He has had a Baytril antibiotic injection and is on oral antibiotics and critical care food via syringe. His back legs appeared totally...
  5. F

    Rear End Paralysis - 3 year Old Sow Require Further Advice

    Trudi one of our 4 X 3 year old sows was showing signs of rear end weakness last week. Other 3 are fine. Her legs were splayed our and she couldn't run so fast. Took her to vet who physically examined her and couldn't find evidence of injury. Prescribed Metacam (only had cat version at 0.5mg/ml...
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