vet advice

  1. N

    Loud breathing

    My guinea pig, nugget, has been breathing really loud and sneezing very often. Is it respiratory problems? Listen to the file below please and tell me.
  2. G

    9 month old guinea pig passed, vet had no answers

    this past tuesday, a guinea pig i took in from a neglect situation passed away. she was very clearly sick when i got her at around 4 months old - had been fed only pellets, literally sitting in her own pee, being kept in a hamster cage, chunk ripped out of her ear, visibly underdeveloped and...
  3. MeganSambrook

    Going downhill - vet advice

    Hi our Bobby (boar) has recently had ‘tear drop shaped’ poo - only for a day or two so thought we would keep an eye on and thought maybe it was introduction of the new herbs. Today he has really not been his usual self, quiet in his little house and not coming out or eating as much. I had him...
  4. Jesse's pigs

    Bad bloat episode again

    what can be the causes of bloat becuase Steve keeps getting episodes of it and I feel like a crappy pig mum right now. As you know today I bonded him with his new bro and he’s still moving around etc up there pooping (albeit smaller poos),but sounds like a water balloon when I pick him up again😢...
  5. A

    Guinea pig Eye infection

    My little buddy's eye seemed crusty and was secreting a white fluid so I took him to the vet and they gave me some eye drops that were supposed to help, but it's been two weeks and there hasn't been improvement. I was hoping someone could help me maybe recognize what he has and suggest some...
  6. Jesse's pigs

    Where to go next?

    Okay, 😂 here I am again. So after the episode of bloat and getting Steve back to his sassy self- he is now eating like a trooper once more so weight gradually going up🥳- I found a lump near his nipple. The vet said it felt only fatty and at this stage not to be too concerned. Just...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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