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  1. V

    urgent help! scab not healing even months after surgery

    Hi all, This is going to be a long one, but I'll try to keep it as short as possible. A few months ago, our guinea pig had a suspected abscess on her bum. Since it was too big to be drained, the vet decided to perform surgery. Keeping in mind that our vet works specifically with exotics, we...
  2. V

    Guinea pig biting at scab?

    Hi all, My guinea pig had surgery about 4 weeks ago on a tumour that the vet thought was an abscess. Once they opened up the lump on her rear, they obviously found out that it was a tumour, and so they simply closed it right back up again. We noticed that she was messing about with her scar for...
  3. Jasper'sMama

    Lump on side

    Hello! This is my first time posting here, I really need an opinion on what to do. I have a 4 1/2-5 year old guinea pig named Jasper. I've had her for about four years now with no health concerns or scares. I handle her pretty frequently, and within a few days she developed a lump on her right...
  4. 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...
  5. Kallasia

    Suspicious Lump Removed - Benign Tumor

    Hi All, So I've been a bit quiet lately, feeling stressed about the boys' health. Binky with his dodgy lungs and Errol with his moods. Initially I thought Errol's moods were to do with hormones. It was strange because he was rumble strutting all the time and taking swipes at Binky. It was so...
  6. B

    Just Told My 2 Y.o. Has Tumor, Needs Put Down

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I have 2 boars who we adopted a little over a year ago and are now 2 years old. I noticed Munchkin, the more dominant boar, had slightly gungy eyes so for a week I was wiping them with cooled boiled water. They didn't seem infected but didn't improve and he didn't...
  7. Kosson

    Surgery Or Not...

    I have a 4 years old guinea pig (Kosson, born in July to August 2013). In the mid-October 2017, I noticed that the colour of her pee was rather pink, and also she was crying a little when she urinated + lost her appetite a little. I took her to the nearby vet, who is not specialised to exotic...
  8. O

    Orange Pee , Uti?

    Hi, My guinea pig had an orange pee today. And make some sounds while stand still (I'll guess is pain wen he is peeing). I can't get a vet today or tomorrow because is Christmas. And they are all closed. Best chance will be Tuesday the 26 in the morning! What can i do to help him, and make...
  9. Laura_Wiggo

    Cancer In Guinea Pigs?

    Hello lovely piggy owners, I'm new here but I'm looking for some advice for my little Trotsky. My spoilt little boy is 4 years old now, he was my first guinea pig and I'd be so lost without him! He's always been a very social piggy, cheeky and noisy and loves to be around me. 2 weeks ago I...
  10. S

    Unknown Lumps, Excessive Water Consumption, And Extreme Weight Loss

    I’ve had my guinea pig for 6 years, and he’s always been so happy and energetic when I gave him his veggies; but today he didn’t even flinch when I gave him his favorite...carrots. He bit it, but didn’t actually eat the carrot. He’s also lost a TON of weight. He’s very boney now. And he’s got a...
  11. Mongetron

    Mammary Tumor

    Hello, I took my 6 year old guinea pig to the vet and was told he has a tumor. They didn't say what kind, if it is cancerous, or what to expect. They just said he is old, which was very depressing (being that we know that). We are thinking its a mammary tumor since his nipple is the area...
  12. J

    Possible Tumor/ Can't Walk

    Hello, I wanted to ask if anyone can tell me what might be wrong with my pig. Her name is Cookie and she's approximately 6 years old, we got her about a year ago and she has had chronic you.R.I that we have always treated. A few weeks ago we noticed her stomach was very hard, so naturally I did...
  13. 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...
  14. D

    Large, Angry Looking Lump On Side

    So I suppose I should start from the beginning, shouldn't I? So a few months ago (maybe five or six) I noticed a small lump, about the size of a pea, on my cavy's side. I was a little panicked, because she's one of the first guinea pigs I've ever had and I had never experienced something like...
  15. F

    Post Operation Problems

    Our Popo has been in surgery yesterday for removing a big cancer on her ovaries, and we are having a bit of problems with the aftercare... we are really concerned so I'll explain her history shortly. We have her since she was a tiny little ball; now she's 4 and was very healthy until some months...
  16. F

    Pls Help, Tumours?

    Can somebody tell me what is this on my poor guinea pig legs.. This black thing is on both front legs. I cant remove it because it hurts to guinea pig. Is this thing something like tumor? Its seems that thing is growing on his legs,..tnx for any respond...
  17. Kerrie74

    Tumours

    After having a chat with @helen105281 she suggested I make a thread and try and get some advice/opinions on Snow's tumors. Snow is about almost two years old, he's been pretty healthy apart from a couple of colds, my adult son Aidan picked him up the other day to have a natter with him as he...
  18. J

    Spindle Cell Sarcoma

    Hello Everyone - Does anyone have any experience with this type of tumor - spindle cell sarcoma - in their piggies? My sweet boy was diagnosed with one today. It was removed last week, but will grow back. I'm curious to know what types of treatment people have tried, and just generally what...
  19. VioletandLilith

    My Guinea Pig Has A Tumor

    Almost a year ago I got Violet from a pet store because I instantly fell in love with her. They told me she had been given to them by someone who didnt want her anymore and her cage was extremely dirty (they had to scrape all the poop off the bottom with a gift card) and her nails were overgrown...
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