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  1. NightingaleTear

    Fungal infection on my pig's inner thighs/belly?

    I have been watching two spots on my pig, Sundae, for the past 3-4 months. they are located on his inner thighs almost on his belly, and they're symmetrical to each other. They almost look like nipples, but he is a male, not a female, and he hasn't had them there before, so i was able to rule...
  2. PinkCoatGirl

    Ovarian Cancer

    My poorly Lilly pig is just shy of her 3rd birthday and has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. I noticed blood in her urine, the only sign that anything was wrong. And with her cage mate not long having recovered from a UTI I took Lilly to the vets. I knew something was amiss as there was no...
  3. K

    Ringworm Treatment

    my boys have been on the treatment for ringworm. We have just started the second cycle of intrafungol. The oldest boys seem fine, no scabs now or open sores but the baby has pretty much a bald nose again and the start of open sore bits. Is this normal?
  4. Moana

    Gunky Eye...?

    I brought little Moana home from the pet store about a week ago after I fell in love with her wild hair, wide, beautiful black eyes, and vocal personality. I'm new to owning a Guinae Pig but own a hedgehog. Moana isn't the only guinea in the house and they are caged together. Today I noticed...
  5. Dom R

    Mite Infestation Or Something Else. Help!

    So I went outside earlier today thinking about putting my Guineapigs in their outdoor run before I go on holiday on Friday (as they might not get chance during those 2 weeks my parents/brother is looking after them), and as always I check their upstairs area and find, that although it is fresh...
  6. Celine298

    Mange Mites: Treatment Underway

    Hello all! Sunny is currently undergoing his treatment for mange mites and I was wondering, aside from his medication, is there anything I can do to make him more comfortable? He's shedding a lot and his skin is flaking. He's on a painkiller so gave him a very gentle brush to remove loose hair...
  7. A

    Hind Legs Not Working Well

    If anyone has any medical knowledge about guinea pigs or small animals, please contact me. My swwet boy is having issues with his hind legs, where jes barely able to walk... He looks like he's upset/exhausted or in pain and I don't know what to do. He will walk, periodically, but he keeps...
  8. Elgifu321

    Possible Kidney Disease?

    So at the beginning of September I lost my beautiful boy Oswyn and his cagemate Rupert was lonely so I got two new baby boars and Rupert popcorned and played zoomies and was so happy to have new piggy friends it was lovely to watch... But when Oswyn died, I'd noticed Rupert was a touch...
  9. Olivitree

    Recurring Lump, Other Options?

    Hello peeps, this may well be the last post I ever do for Tabby, my old lady of 6 and a half, she's got a number of problems at the moment but we are dealing with most. I'm keen to know if anyone knows any methods of dealing with/reducing the size of a recurring lump/tumor other than surgery...
  10. Celine298

    Antibiotics & Piggies Appetite Loss

    Hey all! I brought my piggy to the vet yesterday with a skin ailment, fungal infection with possible mange mites. Although mites have been more or less ruled out (vet is getting a second opinion just to be safe) I've begun treating his fungal infection. I was prescribed Baytril (0.8mls twice...
  11. Kelsx3

    Mite Treatment

    Hey guys, my guinea pig is currently being treated for a fungal infection and I really want to do a mite treatment as a just in case. Can anyone recommend a good mite treatment that I can do myself? It's always handy to have stuff at hand!