sick guinea pig

  1. 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...
  2. Emma Braithwaite

    Possible ear fungus? Help!

    I just got 2 piggies a week ago from a pet store, I'm a new owner and I didn't know that you shouldn't buy piggies from stores, and now my piggie Ruby has a swollen, hard ear with dryness. I think it may be a fungus but I'm not sure. I have attached pictures of her ear after I applied some...
  3. L

    Is this mites?

    I was recently petting my piggy and he had some sort of a scab black thing on his back only I looked and felt to see if there is anymore but no only on his back and before I saw it I was scratching him and I scratched the scab part without knowing it was there and white kinda like dandruff specs...
  4. A

    HELP! Sick/Dying Guinea

    So any advice would be extremely helpful. My guinea's health has deteriorated within the last 24 hours. I'm taking her to the vet in the morning but now I'm wondering if it's best to let nature run its course here at home. Without stressing her with a car ride. She's eating and drinking still, a...
  5. Akanksha singh

    Head tilt in my guinea pig

    Hello, i have a year old female guinea pig, she was perfectly fine till yesterday morning but last night i wasnt home and my husband noticed she walked and tilted more on the left side, though she is eating fine and walking around. I am worried because this is india and where i live is not a big...
  6. L

    PLEASE HELP! Sick piggie

    Hi. I’ve had my guinea pig for around a year and a half now, and I’m starting to get worried about him. He’s had bumblefoot all his life, and I’ve treated it so many times. He’s been on antibiotics three times, as well as home treatments. It didn’t go away this time. He’s also lost some weight...
  7. A

    Urgent Enquiry: Vet needed in/near Leeds

    Sorry to be spamming this request but I urgently need a recommended vet, preferably in Leeds. The vet locator on this forum is out of date and Sergio Silvetti no longer works at Holly House, Leeds. I am wondering if anyone knows of a vet they could recommend in or around the Leeds area or...
  8. A

    Recommend a vet in Leeds area?

    Segio Silvetti - as recommended on Vet Locator - at Holly House vets, no longer works in West Yorkshire. Any other suggestions of a Cavy savvy vet that comes with a recommendation else I shall have to take pot luck.... Thanks for any help.
  9. Gemm

    Guinea pig listless and not eating suddenly

    Hi Please can you help. My guinea pig (tiger) is only 1 and 1/2 years old and is usually very active. She was fine last night and ate her treat (a couple of pea flakes) as normal and was begging for more as usual! But this morning she did not stir for her morning veggies. When I picked her up...
  10. Ellsie1

    Watery nose, wheezing and skinny

    This is my first time posting, I’m extremely concerned over my 4 year old piggie Stan. This morning I woke up to him wheezing extremely loud, I looked over and it was if he was sneezing, lots of fluid came out, he has made snot bubbles and his nose is so red and sore from it, almost as if he...
  11. A

    Diarrhoea

    hello, my guinea pig is 3 years old and recently went through surgery last week for his back teeth, he then started eating again and doing small poops, today we think he might have diarrhoea and he has stopped eating once again, anything we can do?
  12. A

    Not himself?

    Hello, so my guinea pig is about 2/3 years old, and lately he’s stopped being himself, he used to bite me and now he’s stopped, he isn’t eating so now we’ve tried baby food because he’s losing weight rapidly, he isn’t drinking nor pooping, so we took him to the vet and he had a tooth problem so...
  13. 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...
  14. G

    Blood in urine?

    Hi there friends! This is my first post on here, but I decided I needed some advice. My piggy, Wilbur, who is a 1.5 year old male, had some red urine on his newspaper last night. At first I thought it might be from his bell pepper (wishful thinking) but then as he was walking around the cage I...
  15. raining.ashes

    Please Help, Guinea Pig Head Tilting!

    Hi, so my 2 month old guinea pig has been sneezing alot, and was recently diagnosed with a bacterial infection. The vet that I go to has run multiple tests, and so far her explanations of the tests have said that the bacteria is antibiotic resistant, but beyond that she has been very vague and...
  16. raining.ashes

    Supplements//Boosy Immune System

    Hi, I have 2 sick (the vet originally said they had pneumonia but she has been unclear recently if that is still the case) guinea pigs (1 of which is nursing) and because they are both under a year the vet says that the antibiotics to treat their illnesses are unsafe for them. While the vet and...
  17. raining.ashes

    Sneezing/pneumonia/lousy vet

    So far I have spent nearly twelve hundred dollars at this vet's office trying to clear my two guinea pigs of what the vet said was streptoccal pneumonia. She also said the tests claimed the bacteria was tested not to be resisted to the antibiotics she gave me. After two rounds of antibiotics in...
  18. raining.ashes

    My Guinea Pig keeps clicking her teeth but doesn't seem to be agitated ?

    I got two new guinea pigs about three weeks ago, and a week and a half ago I took my two guinea pigs to the vet. They were both suffering from lack of vitamin C, and the Mother (who gave birth about two months ago) had a bacterial infection. The vet gave me vitamin C supplements and antibiotics...
  19. S

    Weird and sad news

    One of the two guinea pigs died. I wasnt sure if he was dead because when I touched him, he twitched and the other one was humping him. They already did the dominance ritual months ago. He stopped moving, so I think he died right in front of me or just an hour ago because rigor mortis hadnt set...
  20. D

    Can someone Give me Information?

    Hi, In the past 2-3 weeks I have been noticing some drastic weight loss in my Guinea pig. He was 1.2 now 0.78. I have took him to the vets but they haven’t been able to give any answers. His eyes are small and squinted and he looks weak and the veterinarian has given him fluid ( he thinks he’s...
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