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syringe feeding

  1. Jeslubur

    Guinea pig lost appetite after neurering - any tips of tricks greatly appreciated!

    Hi, Our piggies were neutered last Tuesday and since then one of them has been feeling poorly and lost his appetite somewhat. Last Saturday we took him to the vets where he was given some medication to get his gut going after I noticed him not eating that morning. After the vet visit he...
  2. V

    At this point, are painkillers still worth it?

    My guinea pig has unfortunately developed some sort of tumour on her bum that is steadily increasing in size :( The vet estimates that she has approximately one more month to live. She then proceeded to tell me that the tumour does not really seem to be bothering her at all - in other words, it...
  3. V

    My Problem With The ‘elevator Method’ Used To Pick Up Piggies...

    My piggie is generally okay with the elevator method of picking her up - I just kind of coax her into a guinea pig bed, and pick her up by lifting the entire bed out of the cage. However, I'm worried that because I have been getting her out to syringe feed her, she will associate her little bed...
  4. V

    Urgent! My Piggies Is Scarred From Syringe Feeding :(

    my piggie, matcha, has an abscess on her bum. She was prescribed 2 different antibiotics, both of which need to be syringe fed. One is once a day, for 7 days. The other is twice a day, for 14 days. As you can see, it’s a lot of syringe feeding! This has me particularly worried because she seems...
  5. 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...
  6. SDRB_TP

    Syringing Water - Help!

    Hey everyone, Quick Q so my piggy unfortunately has an inner ear infection and can’t walk properly so she hasn’t left her bedroom area in the shed for the past day. Her water bottle is at the other end of the shed and I have a very strong feeling she won’t have walked herself over too it as her...
  7. Devyn50

    Here's Hamlet

    Here he is in all his glory. Hamlet....male ( where are the girls) 14 months ( acts like a baby) had a stroke ( can't keep me down) blind in one eye ( who needs 2 eyes) has issues chewing ( as long as my mama syringe feeds me, I'm good) loves to sleep with his mama ( ok so I'm a mama's boy)...
  8. Turtz

    Not Eating For 2 Months - Prolonged Syringe Feeding

    My guinea pig Dougle stopped eating around the beginning of the year. I noticed that he hadn't eaten his pellets for around 2 days so I brought him straight to a vet who said the issue was with overgrown back teeth. He went under GA, the procedure went well, and he should've been able to eat...
  9. TheLottiediarys

    Any Advice On How To Get My Rabbit To Take A Syringe Better?

    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a pickle because my rabbit who has a month long course of medicine has got really bad at taking her syringe medicine, The thing that's really annoying about this is she used to be so good she would happily lick it off the syringe at the beginning and I think what's...
  10. Salt and Pepper

    Syringe Feeding Tips, How To Increase An Appetite, Advice Please?

    Hi, my piggy had an operation to remove a bladder stone (about the size of a chickpea) last Tuesday, she has had a week course of baytrill and metacam which she has now finished.She is also in the middle of a course of ranitidine to get her gut moving again. She is not lethargic, sometimes her...
  11. kaja979

    Post Op Advice (bladder Stones)

    Good morning all :) sorry for the long, middle of the night post! Harriet had 2 bladder stones removed yesterday, my brave girl had passed one also. She has been through quite an ordeal but she is a brave strong feisty little gingernut :) unfortunately the vet did find infection in the bladder...
  12. meggles1410

    Very Poorly Pig With Major Weight Loss! Need Info

    hi there! My Maisie has been refusing to eat and drink since last night and haslost far too much weight (she has a chubby belly but can feel ribs etc) and is over all very lethargic! She has made it through the night but vet is stumped and has told me to syringe mushed up pellets and water and...
  13. threelittlebubs

    Could I Get Some Help With Critical Care Dosage?

    My girl has been getting CC for 2 days plus water to top her off. She is eating and drinking but not enough, her poop is still somewhat dry and her urine is dark. She will eat leafy veg and cucumber but not much luck with anything else. I've been giving her 3-5 ml every 3 hours today, and I'm...
  14. Nikolapalak

    Urgent-teeth, Uri, And Hand Feeding

    Hi everyone, I've got a piggy that's just over 4 years old now. a couple of days ago he had a surgery done under anaesthetic. That was for his teeth. I don't know why but since the surgery he has not been eating at all and he lost almost a pound in the last 2 months. I've been trying to force...
  15. Beans&Toast

    Help With Syringe Feeding?

    My Toastie has been on antibiotics and probiotics since Friday and she's got another few days left but it's just so difficult and it's stressing us both out. Toast's previous owner did not look after her properly and she was shown no love or attention. When I first got her almost a year ago...
  16. LydiaMinx

    Badger Cannot Eat!

    Hey all, just need some advice. Badger has been acting a bit off for a few days, not eating his veggies or nuggets, or drinking much water. He's also acting lethargic, not really moving much. He's interested in food, but seems reluctant to eat it, as with drinking from his bottle. He's chewing...
  17. leahp1803

    I Need Some Advice

    ive got a poorly piggie called rudi, since he's been ill he has become a lot more tame, I feel like he's bonded with me because I've been syringe feeding him now for nearly a week, he runs up to me, he sits in my hand, he will sit in my jacket pocket whilst I walk around the house, I feel like...
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