vet advice

  1. M

    Please help my piggy! X-rays for soft poops?

    Hi all, I was wondering if you guys have experienced this before. I am taking my girl Ginny to the vet on Thursday. A few months ago she was on antibiotics for a respiratory infection and her gut didn’t seem to recover. She used to have diarrhea, and now it’s just (stinky) soft poops. They’re...
  2. Jasmined

    Do I need a second opinion on Poppies eye?

    Hi! Last night I noticed my one year old female guinea was the slightest bit swollen and teary in one eye. Checked again in the morning and it was definitely a little more swollen but I wasn’t sure if it was serious or something that may pass. The vet I use is obviously operating differently...
  3. K

    Dental Best Practice for Dental Issues and Vet Suggestions for Sydney, Australia.

    My four year old male, Henri, has lost a significant amount of weight while I was overseas. He is still eating grass, vegies and pellets, but finds hay difficult. He has one elongated incisor and the vet said that he has some dental issues but he needs to be anaesthetised to fully examine the...
  4. P

    Ear torn badly.

    Warning: Image of injury at bottom. Phil and Alex have had a fight. I'm used to their normal bickering but today was by far the worse. Phil's ear has been torn nearly in two, I can see white which I assume is cartilage. When I picked him up i found many scratches that had scabbed over under...
  5. C

    Guinea pig's foot swollen

    Hello everyone When I was playing with my guinea pig (boar), I noticed that he was not very active and prefer to be stationary. So I checked if something is wrong with him and I found out that his foot is swollen and has a bump also his nail looks cut off or missing. I'm very worried. Do you...
  6. A

    Mites & can't get to Vet

    I have 3 guinea pigs, and my eldest, Alex seems to have dry patches of skin that seem to be almost scab-like? Looking on the forum it's likely that this is mites, but I'm not totally sure and want to check with a vet before trying to treat him. Unfortunately, my family and I are currently in...
  7. S

    Do I wait to take my pregnant guinea pig to the vet?

    I was sold a pregnant guinea pig without my knowledge, and she’s developed what I believe to be a URI. She’s cackling and occasionally sneezes. I plan on taking her in no matter what, but the problem is, she’s an extremely stressed and skittish pig! She is afraid of everything, and that’s no...
  8. M

    Lost my guinea pig to bloating overnight, now I'm worried about my other piggies..

    Last night, I fed my 4 piggies their veggies. They got carrot, celery, cucumber, and green leaf lettuce- a cup of each vegetable. Luna seemed fine last night and she was standing on her back two legs and wheeking at me like normal and I'm pretty sure she was eating. After that, I went to sleep...
  9. A

    Specialist Need help asap

    Hi, I'm new on here but i seriously need help as my vets are useless, my guinea pig is Honey and she'll be 2 on Januray 2020 She started being the smallest out the group and we thought jt was normal but then she started losing weight because her sister was stealing all her food, we noticed and i...
  10. ashleemelda

    Questions After Vet Visit

    I've posted on here several times (so very sorry!) about having taken my girls to the vet on Monday, December 2 in large part due to the fact that the frequency of their poops had gone down significantly. They were prescribed Bactrim (SMZ-TMP) to take twice daily in case it was the start of an...
  11. S

    Tumor?Not sure

    My guinea pig Charlie has been fine ever since that tooth problem, but as I was petting him, i felt a small lump on his right shoulder in his flab area.Does anyone know if this is an early stage of cancer? I feel like I’m overreacting a bit, but it’s not on the left side of his body either.I...
  12. Jesse's pigs

    Suspected bumblefoot

    I returned home from a week's holiday yesterday (six hour drive 😭) and my two hooligans stayed with a friend as opposed to my nan after their recent hay poke adventures (my nan can't see if anything is in/near the eye). And I cannot fault how she's looked after them. Both look happy and if I'm...
  13. M

    Swollen toe

    Has anyone else had this issue? A week or so ago, out of the blue, my daisy’s toe was quite swollen. We were told it could be fungal, but the vet doesn’t think So, but we are trying antibiotics and an oral anti-fungal to rule it out. She said if that’s not the problem, sometimes they have to go...
  14. L

    We don’t know what’s wrong...

    We would really appreciate some experienced advice. We have a male guinea pig called Bobby. He is 2. We noticed 2 weeks ago that he was lethargic and not eating much. We took him to the vet straight away (at this point he weighed 1.4 kg). We wanted to rule out gut issues and teeth issues so...
  15. Azver

    Possibly a stone in bladder - treatment in London

    Hi, Can you recommend any good guinea pig vets in London at reasonable price? Suspect that my guinea pig has stones in bladder. Two days ago I spotted blood in guinea pigs urine. No blood in urine since then. Pig does not show any symptoms of illness. Pig was taken to a vet and examined...
  16. B

    Help please!

    Hi , My guineas name is Hendrix , he’s 3.5 years old and I can’t really explain how scared I am for him. Right now I am going through a bit of trouble financially. I just had enough to get his teeth & nails clipped this month, not enough for a 100$ exam like I know he needs. They didn’t give me...
  17. H

    Young Female Guinea pig with abscess! I need help!

    I have two beautiful guinea pigs named Henry and Celestine (both female). Celestine, the younger female piggy, has had struggles with abscesses. She first had an abscess that was lanced and drained and healed but a new one has grown back. The abscess is on her chin/neck area and is quite large...
  18. Molly03

    Emergency My guinea pig isn’t moving and hasn’t eaten

    Usually my albino guinea pig Alfie is full of life and loves having a run about, when I went to clean his and his brothers cage I realised he wasn’t acting himself, his eyes looked tired and his fur was puffed up. Usually he gets very excited when I clean the cage because he gets more time to...
  19. Y

    Should I take my piggies to the vet?

    Heyo, so this is my first post on here and I just have a couple of questions, and I'm super sorry if this is long but I'm kind of paranoid. I'm a new guinea pig owner and we got them in February, we were told the two piggies were both girls, and that they got along fine, and were only around a...
  20. Moana

    Cyst Care

    Hi! I've recently encountered my first cyst with my guinea baby, Moana. She has never had problems (other than a gunky eye not too long ago, but it's all better). She's a pretty fluffy guinea, being an abbey and all, so I didn't see or notice the cyst till today, and my initial reaction was...
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