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  1. G

    UTI prevention

    Hi friends I am VERY stressed out (that's an understatement) My piggy Wilbur is being treated for a UTI, and now that he's almost done his treatment his cage mate Babe just started peeing blood today. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?! I keep their cage spic and span, I change their fleece once every three...
  2. 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...
  3. Jordyn Warner

    Uti

    My two boys have a uti's :( I know what I need from the vets and I know that it is uti's as its been passed from one to the other. :( Does anyone know if I have to have the check up to get medicine. Or can I just get the medicine they need without the £33 added consultion fee for them to tell me...
  4. Wizzy

    How long should baytril take to cure a uti?

    One of my guinea pigs rexy has been squeaking while peeing for 2/3 weeksish, on and off before I finally convinced my mum that something was wrong, and she went to the vets last Sunday at pets@home. The vet gave one 0.6ml dose daily and loxicom twice daily to her, and said if it doesn’t improve...
  5. A

    Uti/possible Stones - Worried About Xray

    A few weeks ago our 5 1/2 year old guinea pig Dustin was squeaking and arching his back when he had a wee and soon after started having pinkish urine and doing more frequent smaller wees. The vet treated for a UTI but couldn’t rule out bladder stones - we had a weeks course of Septrin (2 x 0.5ml...
  6. Zelsi

    Specialist Monty Is At The Emergency Vet - Please Help!

    I took Monty to the vet yesterday for a CT scan to find out what was causing his mysterious "hooting" and wheezing noises when breathing. A few hours after coming home he clearly wasn't okay. I took him back again last night and they found he had gut stasis and some bloat from not eating...
  7. Shauni

    Dirty Belly/bladder Problems

    Dear all, I have a question for my sweet guinea pig Nala. She is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with bladder cancer that has spread to her lung and bones. She had a history with frequent urinary tract infections, sludge and bladder stones since she was 8 weeks old. 4 weeks ago she had a...
  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. GirlFromMars

    Blood In Urine

    Hi, I've been reading this forum for a while and have found lots of useful information (thank you!) but I've finally made an account because I'm worried about one of my boys! We adopted him and his friend (both three years old) back in February And last week we found some blood spots in the...
  10. CDRVN

    Uti Guidance For My Boy Errol

    Hello! This is my first post! I am an RVN in the UK and recently one of my vets at work took a look at my piggie. He's lost 105g in 1 month, he has been 1.000kg for 2 years (give or take 20g!) and now he is 0.895kg. He has also been drinking a lot! My vet prescribed Septrin (trimethoprim...
  11. Kay Kelly

    Spring Greens Calcium Content?

    Hi First post to gpforum! Had pigs through my child hood and early twenties had no uti problems. Got my two babies a month ago. kreacher (ul get the name if your a harry potter fan lol) was passing blood two days ago and in pain, pet has prescribed pain killers and antibiotics. He's on the...
  12. CharlotteR34

    Blood In Urine?

    Hi, just had my two pigs out, they are both males and I noticed these little marks on my fleecy blanket. When I touch it it's wet so its fresh. I've tried looking at the colour an it's a mix between pink and brown, so I don't know if it's a UTI or when they've pooped and peed at the same time...
  13. Q

    Rodentologist Needed

    Hi everyone! I'm having so much trouble trying to find a decent vet, they seem to have very little (or no) knowledge on Guinea pigs. I've spoken to Vedra a few times and she's been really knowledgable and helpful but as you all probably know she is so difficult to get hold of. She gave me the...
  14. Q

    Uti? Please Help!

    Hi everyone, if anyone could give me any thoughts/advice id greatly appreciate it. About a month ago my 3 year old female pig wasnt acting herself, we took her to the vet who prescribed baytril and metacam. She finished her course and then suddenly starting getting a wet bottom, she was soaking...
  15. CraigGlasgow

    Bloated Poops

    Hello again all, Weasley's bloat fired up again less than a day after being cleared of his bloat and UTI and marked as healthy by the vet (I wasn't very impressed). He's been back off his veg and on Emeprid and Metacam since Tuesday morning. I am a bit concerned about his poops doign somethign...
  16. Griffindor717

    Piggy Problems - Uti Or Something Else?

    Hi everyone :) first post here and a newish piggy owner, not sure if I'm being an over worrier or not! I got two six week old female rescue pigs in April, and was devastated when one got poorly and wheezy very quickly and died within 24 hours a fortnight ago. We've waited this couple of weeks...
  17. sue.

    Can Hay/hair Make My Boars Bits Sore?

    Hello. Was wondering if you could offer me some advice. I have a 10 month old long haired boar called Bob. The past few weeks I noticed that he was squeaking when peeing /pooping. After checking him over I found that he had a small amount of hair that had got trapped inside his boar parts. I...
  18. Amy Bugg

    Low Calcium Food Suggestions Please

    Hi everyone, One of our piggies has had blood in her urine for the last couple of days. We took her to the vets and he was fairly certain she had a UTI and she is now on Baytril antibiotics. If this doesn't clear it up, she will need blood tests, and if nothing shows up she'll need an x-ray...
  19. WinnieandBear

    Blood In Urine, Squeaking And Calcium Crystals? Please Help

    Hello! After many many many rubbish and useless vet visits from far and wide, I seem to have found a thorough and very informative and so far brilliant vet very local. Bear has been showing discomfort when urinating and pooing recently sometimes accompanied by squeaking but that was much less...
  20. JoannaMarie

    Been On Baytril For 5 Days And Still Blood In Wee?

    The on going bladder issues with Ted continue. He had a blood clot in his bladder removed about a month ago. He was very ill after and nearly died. Last week he started crying when he was weeing again so was put on baytril on Monday. It's now Saturday and there is no improvement. He's still...
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