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vet advice

  1. mackenzieluvslife

    is my vet correct?

    just went to the vet and one of my girls is developing bumblefoot. it is mild and he says we caught it just as it was arising, but he gave no antibiotics, only oral pain medication and instructions to clean the cage 1x a day for the next few weeks and keep an eye on it. just wondering if this...
  2. Y

    Dental Dental disease: tooth removal, now an abscess. Is there anything we could have/ can do better?

    Hi everyone. This site has helped my partner and I navigate health issues for two different pigs over the last two years with dental disease. I just wanted to express my sincere and profound gratitude for everyone here, because you all have helped us so much. Today, I took Chia in for a...
  3. S

    'Normal vet rate' for abscess removal?

    Hi all, We have found a lump on our PJ’s throat. The vet took a sample and said that it’s an abscess. They said that the surgery will cost £400-£480. We just don’t have that money right now. My partner is in between jobs after a brutal lay-off of his entire department from his company, and I’m...
  4. P

    Oak Leaf

    Hello, I'm very scared because my guinea pig was out playing and she ate a dry old oak leaf someone must have dragged in on their shoes and they are poison idk what to do, she is acting fine but I'm scared. Shes a big boned 1 and a half year old girl.
  5. mordeandrigs

    Two piggies showing signs of illness, vet didn't find anything wrong, I'm very stressed

    Hi there, everyone. I am not a new viewer of the forum but I am new to posting. I haven't been able to find exactly the answers I'm looking for so I figured I would sign up and start my own thread. There is clearly something going on with my piggies but I am not sure what. Please bare with me, I...
  6. A

    Not eating hay even after dental surgery!

    Hi! My 7.5 y/o guin pig Nut has been refusing to eat hay for a while - while having a monster appetite for anything that isn't hay (pellets, veg, critical care, joint supplements I feed him). After a visit to the vet we found out that he has overgrown molars trapping his tongue, and today he...
  7. G

    Baytril Concerns- Possible UTI? (Urgent)

    Hello all! I have a guinea pig named Meeko; she is 5.5 years old! I adopted her from a rescue since she was a month old, so I have watched her through all of her life stages! This past weekend, I noticed that she was sitting hunched/fluffed out in her pigloo. (It's clear so it was easy to see...
  8. L

    Hole/Abscess on guinea pig’s back

    Hello, I’m very new here and in need of help from this forum, I am well aware that I should go to the vet to get this checked out, but money is tight at the moment and we’re still making decisions, I own six guinea pigs currently, and two of them (my oldest ones, Smores and Callie) have been...
  9. C

    Vet Advice

    Hello! My guinea pigs need to visit a vet, they seem to be having respiratory issues. I've taken them before for the same issues but nothing has changed, so I came here for a small amount of advice. Does anybody recommend a good vet that's in or near Los Angeles, CA? I need something local and...
  10. Megan Davidson

    Vet Questions

    Hello everyone. So lately I have noticed my guinea pig has been having a hard time passing stool at some moments. Every couple of days for maybe the past two weeks I have been hearing her grunt while passing stool or letting out a small squeal like she is in pain. It goes on for about maybe...
  11. Evelin

    Unknown disease in piggie

    Will be a long one, but I'll be thankful to anyone, willing to dive and help us figure out what's going on. Accept any suggestions. Hello, last year, in the beginning of december I adopted two guinea pigs Dobi (black shorthair) and Doti (brownish longhair). Each turning 3 years old this month...
  12. Angelina_97866

    Head Tilting Ear Infection - Christmas Vet Closure

    Help, I noticed today my guinea pig has developed a head tilt but too late as the vets closed at 12.30pm. Tomorrow is Christmas Day so the vets are all closed but the one I go to opens on Boxing Day. Please help, how can I keep my pig comfortable and (alive) until I can go to the vet - will he...
  13. MP95

    Hip pain? (Long post)

    Hi all, I’ve been trying to get some help for one of my piggies and am honestly at a bit of a loss with what to do and wondered if some more experienced minds could help. So, myself and my partner have been noticing that Chip (crested boar) has been very sensitive to anyone touching his hips and...
  14. B

    Wonky teeth - any experience?

    Hi all! I have a 5.5 year old pig who has recently had an issue with her teeth - they got a little long and one of her top incisors is growing at an angle which will either hit her bottom ones or slot behind them. She went off her food for a couple of days and that's when we noticed. She has...
  15. Wetherill


    My 5 y/o boy surprised me with very soft, deformed stool this morning in clumps that are causing my whole room to smell foul. He is happy, eating, drinking, etc., however it’s Saturday and my vet cannot see him until monday. Unfortunately there is no emergency vet near me that sees guinea pigs—...
  16. Guineapigs33


    I recently got Guinea pigs about 2 weeks ago. One seems perfectly healthy and the other seemed healthy for the most part when we first got her. We noticed one of her ears had no fur but her other ear did. Her ear was super red but it’s calmed down a lot since we’ve had her (one of her ears still...
  17. Rat and guinea winnie

    Weird flaky skin on hairless guinea pig

    I got some hairless guinea pigs about two months ago from a seller who breeds them and one of them came with what looks like toilet paper skid marks if that makes sense on its back, I thought i wiped it off with a damp cloth but it returned one it dried but this time it was flaky I looked it up...
  18. C

    piggy with potential UTI?

    Hi everyone, i have a 1 year old baby girl named chestnut whomst I'm a bit worried about right now. This night i heard her make a whiny noise while trying to pee and got a bit worried and then later on, my sister saw the same thing. i’ve been at uni all day so i haven’t been able to see her...
  19. C

    Scabs, bleeding and dandruff

    Hello everyone, I have had some problems with my 1 year old guinea pigs. A while ago they started to itch and soon after they has scabs that bleed, and they wheek when touched. One of our guinea pigs with these symptoms passed away a few weeks ago, and these symptoms have started on my other two...
  20. Vicvac28

    Bladder stones

    Hi all. My boy Rex is a 4 year old non-neutered male who this morning was diagnosed with bladder stones. The quote from the vet for surgery was surprisingly high and the outlook of surgery fairly bleak from what he was saying. I just don’t don’t know what to do as he is clearly in discomfort...