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  1. P

    Pro-C timing

    Can I give Pro-C at the same time as glucasomine, gapapentin and metacam please? She is having baytril in the evening with those meds also. So I'm thinking of giving her Pro-C in the morning when I'm not giving her the baytril dose. Some of her poos are a bit bigger and softer, still formed...
  2. P

    Unknown infection & difficulty with antibiotics

    Nancy my guinea pig has some kind of infection. She has been to see a guinea pig savvy vet. She has had her stomach felt, urine tested and nothing showed up. She has been given 6 days of baytril based on the photo of discharge coming from her bottom the day before I saw the vet which I showed...
  3. toodledoodler

    When to stop giving probiotics?

    Hello! My 2 boars are (finally, it has been a bumpy ride) nearing the end of their antibiotic treatment - for how long after my piggies’ last antibiotics dose should I continue giving them probiotics? And how long after they stop taking antibiotics are they more susceptible to illness? They have...
  4. A

    Bloat for 7months

    Hello, My guinea pig had a bad ear infection and was given two lots of antibiotics (for a period of two months) last October 2020. He was taking alongside the antibiotics cisapride, emeprid and probiotics. The bloat became obvious in February 2021 and I have been giving 3 x daily tummy...
  5. S'mores and Pockets

    Benebac and Critical Care? (Underlying issues)

    Hello! I have a 3 1/2 year old boar, S’mores (he has a cage mate) who has been having poop issues since late January. The vet has done a fecal test (it came out negative) and blood work (signs of liver inflammation). He was put on a two week course of Orbax (antibiotic) it did nothing. The vet...
  6. Puddles1999

    Guinea pig doesn’t like bene-bac :(

    So currently, my mocha is on an antibiotic for her uri. I’ve been trying to give her bene-bac in the powder form. I can’t find the gel anywhere. She HATES IT. I’ve mixed it with crushed up pellets and water and she’ll eat it for two minutes and then she’s done. I’ve tried spreading on a pepper...
  7. C

    Human Probiotic Ok for Pigs?

    My little Flower is on antibiotics and will be on them for about 4 weeks (long story...aggressive infection). The vet recommended giving her a live culture to yogurt starting this week but I’ve read the piggies shouldn’t eat any dairy. I read about Bene-Bac and other powder probiotics for...
  8. Briggy

    Hello and advice please on new baby with the runs :-(

    Hi I wish my first thread on here was more cheery but could do with some advice please. We got new babies on Tuesday afternoon (approx 9 weeks), one is a lot more confident & seems to have taken to life with us quicker. So much so he’s been gobbling up food and to be honest I think I’ve...
  9. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  10. P

    Probiotic before dose?

    Hi! Our guinea pigs are on two antibiotics, and due to our schedule, we are only able to give a probiotic two hours after the second dose of antibiotics. So i was wondering if I could give benebac two hours before the antibiotic? Would it have the same effect or would it be pointless. Thanks!
  11. SDRB_TP

    Anyone Used Fibreplex Before?

    Hi, I’m having major struggles with the fibreplex tube I can’t get it to come out nor can I get it to come out the right amount - please could someone give me some simple tips / pictures would be even better. I’ve even been to the vets and the receptionist told me how to do it and I’m doing it...
  12. Piggy mum

    Anyone Used This Probiotic?

    Hi all Wondered if anyone has used the below probiotic for their pigs. I have a pig with a sensitive digestive system and want to start him on a long term probiotic to help him out. Had a look at the ingredients but not too sure what I’m looking for! Any advice? He has fibreplex at the moment...
  13. E

    Antibiotics, Loss Of Appetite And Now Diarrhea!

    I took our beloved 7 year old pig Rosie to the vet a couple of weeks ago because she had slightly crusty eyes for a while and although she had no other symptoms, I was worried she might have a respiratory infection. Oh how I wish I never did! The vet didn't think she had an infection but put...
  14. AdamFrench

    Baytril, Zantac And Emeprid

    Hi all! Tao is on baytril for a thickened uterus wall (believed to be due to infection). She lost weight and appetite when on it so has been prescribed Zantac syrup and Emeprid. I'm just curious as to the best way to dose this all together. She's supposed to be on 0.2ml of Baytril twice a day...
  15. Squishymoth

    Reaction To Antibiotics?

    It's been 3 days since Chamomiles been taking antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. I gave them 2x a day and then about an hour later I'd give her a probiotic and have even given her some 'poop soup' as well. This morning I woke up and she was making weird sounds, something similar to a...
  16. Squishymoth

    Probiotic Hel

    ok so I recently discovered that one of my piggies, Chamomile, has a urinary tract infection. I took her to the vet, who gave me some antibiotics, and told me that I would also need to give her something probiotic, because she needs bacteria to digest vegetable matter. He advised giving her...
  17. Hoppsan

    Need Suggestion On Fibreplex!

    We visited the vet after we saw blood in Hoppsan's urine, and after one year, the vet can finally see a bladder stone through x-ray... We were then prescribed Baytril(0.5ml/dosage, twice per day) to treat his possible infection in the bladder. He absolutely hated Baytril, and after 5 dosages...