sick guinea pig

  1. D

    Guinea pig died 1st day home

    Hi there, I'm new here. We adopted our first guinea pig yesterday from a friend of a friend who was too sick to take care of her guinea pig anymore. I researched the hell out of guinea pig ownership and was so prepared. The guinea pig came with all her stuff, her own cage, food, little hut. I...
  2. Jasmined

    Do I need a second opinion on Poppies eye?

    Hi! Last night I noticed my one year old female guinea was the slightest bit swollen and teary in one eye. Checked again in the morning and it was definitely a little more swollen but I wasn’t sure if it was serious or something that may pass. The vet I use is obviously operating differently...
  3. Lattepiggo

    Sick Pig :(

    Hello everyone, my female 4 year old Guinea pig seems to be very sick. We took her to the vet today, but apparently there was nothing wrong with her except slight weight loss. This behavior started about 16 hours ago. We got some antibiotics to give her daily. Her fur is puffed up, she sits in...
  4. kate4001

    Guinea Pig Swollen Toe

    Hi there. My guinea pig over the past two days has developed a largely swollen toe on his front paw. I am including a picture with this post. With everything going on, I was hesitant to call the vet right away and wanted to see if I could do my own research. I came across information that said...
  5. S

    mystery guinea pig paralysis! please help!

    I checked on my guinea pigs and I noticed one flopped on its side not moving. I at first thought he was dead and freaked out but upon closer inspection I noticed he was still aware, the problem was his legs. He had no control over his hind or front legs and even his head was just flopping...
  6. T

    Question about Bloating Medication

    Hello All, We took Chai to an emergency care center as I suspected she had a case of bloating. They gave her injections of Reglan (Metoclopromide) and buprenorphine. They told us they did not have the oral version of Reglan and to consult with our vet for a prescription. I have been reading the...
  7. L

    Advice, what to do? - Sneezing

    Since I just got Lewis home the other day, I’ve noticed he’s rarely sneezing but there seems to be the tiniest amount of snot/clear liquid and the owner mentioned he did not have a uri. What do I do now? I’m just really confused as to why he is still sneezing (not as much)/ has a bit of...
  8. H

    My sick guinea pig

    Hello! I have noticed my guinea pig Izzy has been sneezing quite often in the last day or so... she has been cleaning herself a lot. I have noticed a popping noise coming from inside her, I can even feel it, I’m not sure if this is something I should be worried about or if it’s normal, she has...
  9. Sweetpiggums

    Sick pig- advice needed urgent

    Our 3 1/2 year old guinea pig seems to be suffering from a really bad cold. symptoms are: very runny nose, sneezing, has not been eating great the last few days and this morning he had totally stopped eating. After visit to the vet today, where they gave antibiotics, metacam and critical care...
  10. retro

    Nibbler is lethargic, sitting in the corner, soft poops, lost half his weight almost....

    Nibs is sick, clearly. I’m just trying to find out what that sickness is. Usually he’s wheeking and one of the more lively and loud ones. He’s always had this airy squeak. Not quite a wheeze but it was his unique little squeak. Climbing on his house and being a curious boy. He houses with...
  11. Guptheguineapig

    Homemade Hay "Critical Care"

    Can I soak Timothy Hay in water and then blend that mix up in a blender with a little apple sauce or pellets for my guinea pig? The Critical Care is causing her poops to soften. The last thing we need is diarrhea.
  12. 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)...
  13. J

    strange behaviour in my piggie

    hi, new here, just looking for some advice. i have a 2 year old rescued guinea pig named oswald, and he has been concerning me for he past hour or so. he's never had any health issues or concerns prior. when he's eating his hay, not when eating pepper or anything else, he makes a sort of low...
  14. Molly03

    Old guinea pig Gus,

    My guinea pig Gus has been with us for quite some time, despite not knowing his actual age I would estimate he is around 5-6 years old, he was always a very relaxed Guinea pig but his recent behaviour has become distressing, he does not seem to eat very much anymore ( or at least not in the same...
  15. K

    Elevated Liver Enzymes

    Has anyone had a piggy with elevated liver enzymes? We have an ultrasound next Tuesday, but I’m sick with worry, especially after we had to go to an emergency clinic last night because my piggy had painful urination. (We left the vet with painkillers and antibiotics that don’t affect the...
  16. sandy&charlie

    Guinea pigs smelling weird

    Hello, my guinea pigs live in our basement during the summer time because it is much more cooler down there. When I check on them last night I notice that it smelled horrible down there. It was unbearable and I just cleaned their cage. I don’t know if it is a dead mouse (we get those sometimes)...
  17. A

    Specialist Guinea pig suddenly not moving, but eating. Please hep me.

    Hello, So, its been 3 weeks now and all this started with him limping/walking funny, and falling to one side constantly. I was concerned and brought him to the vet to only have them tell me that they think he had blisters at the bottom of his feet or something along the lines of that. They...
  18. Charlie&Sandy

    Hamster died and I’m worried about my guinea pigs

    Last night my hamster died. I love her to pieces and was surprise she died at such a young age. She was sick when we got her and I’m now worried that my guinea pigs might get sick at well. There cages are right by each other and even though they seem active, so did the hamster. My hamster was...
  19. cinnymonroe

    Sick guinea pig or just hiccups?

    Hello all! I have a very scary situation happening with my one year old guinea pig. She suddenly went in her hut and started to have clicking to her breath and she occasionally has a low wheek and jumps a little with each wheek. It kind of sounds like hiccups, but when I pet her she wheeks...
  20. Emma Braithwaite

    Crusty Nose

    I have recently treated my guinea pig for a fungus on her ear with prescribed antifungal cream. She now has a crusty nose and I was wondering if it the same fungus that has spread to her nose? Should I apply the same cream to her nose, please help as I can't afford to take her to the vet again...
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