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  1. J

    Any ideas anyone?

    Hi, I've not long joined the Guinea Forum but have read it a lot before for advice. I trust this forum and need some advice from experienced guinea owners as my poor Marcus has been passed from vet to vet (in the same practice) as they can't find the problem. Three weeks ago during a general...
  2. AmberP

    High Vet Check up Cost?

    Hi all, I took my two boars for a routine vet check up today and was charged £89 total. This was just for a health check. I've been trying to Google other people's experiences but does this seem quite high?
  3. Gemm24

    Tiger, my heart is broken

    Hi everyone My baby Tiger has just turned 4 years 2 months and on Sunday evening she started with laboured breathing. She is spending her second night in critical care with oxygen at the vets but I have been told she has a mass near her kidney but she is too sick to do investigations. She is...
  4. 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...
  5. Livvysquish

    Please help & advice!

    Please!help/advice! Hey! I really need some advice or help before going the vet. My piggy spice has recently had hay poke and recovered with eye drops. I found out by her squealing when being picked up. Once the hay was out she didn't squeal again. Its been a bit under a weak and when I...
  6. Jasmine-sleeps

    Ultrasound for piggies

    Hi everybody, My two year old sow had a bit of blood in her urine on Monday, I noticed a few patches in the cage and then nothing since. She’s not loosing weight and is completely normal otherwise. This also happened to coincide with a very dramatic performance of chattering and chasing Monday...
  7. Lola_Little_Piggie

    Can someone please help? - Very sore skin problem near eye

    Hello. I am David and i have a little Guinea pig. She is a female, about 3 months old and we have her since she was 2 months old. We were with her at a vet but the vet didnt give us any real answers. For the last 2 weeks i tried my best to take care but to no succes. I put the photo of what she...
  8. lucyr

    Guinea pig eye lump

    Hi, my 4 year old guinea pig Trixie has got a red lump on one eye? I just noticed it and it wasn’t there 3 days ago when I last checked her eyes. I have attached a picture. I think I need to contact the vet, I’m wondering if anyone has any idea what this is exactly. Should I attempt to clean it...
  9. H

    Vet update!

    my boy just had his first appointment with the vets, and unfortunately a few issues did come up :( 1. I have been clipping his nails and I thought his coat seemed clean and healthy. However, because he's never been groomed by his humans, he needs a bath with a mild shampoo, which I think I...
  10. Puddles1999

    URI’s being contagious?

    Good morning! One of my guinea pigs, mocha, I I believe has an uri. However, she is housed with our other two females. Mocha and Penelope both have a vet appointment today, one for mocha’s uri and Penelope has just a check up. My question is, do I need to bring my third piggy with me? If...
  11. ashleemelda

    Not Eating As Much Hay Beginning 5/7

    On Thursday, May 7, I opened a fresh new bag of hay (I use Oxbow's Timothy Hay/Orchard Grass Blend). Neither of my guinea pigs seemed that interested and preferred instead to eat what was left of their old bag; hay that was arguably less fresh and getting stale. But even then, they did not eat...
  12. S

    Guinea Pig jumped out my hands and injured itself

    Hi, I feel so quilty at the moment and really worried. I took my guinea pig out the cage and gave her some treats. When I put her back into her cage with the other guinea pigs she doesn't usually move much when she gets near the cage but tonight she decided to jump out my hands. About a foot...
  13. Lizzieejoyce

    Itching: What should I do?

    Hello again you helpful bunch! Hope you’re all doing well. I rescued two females (sisters, approx 4 years old) last week and one in particular is itching quite a bit and has a patch of torn hair/a bald patch on her back. The itching seems more frequent now. I have an appointment on Monday...
  14. 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...
  15. Elias

    Eye Removal Question

    My guinea pig is about 8 years old and has a white spot in his eye that I have just noticed. I have took him to the adoption center I got him from, and they informed me that it was definitely not cataracts. It could possibly be a build of up fat (he is a bit chubby), something could be stuck in...
  16. ashleemelda

    Orange/Rust-Colored Urine, Result of Medication?

    My girls went to the vet on Monday, December 2 and were prescribed Bene-Bac Plus Microbial Gel (given by mouth once daily for 10 days) and Bactrim/SMZ-TMP (given by mouth twice daily for 10 days) to aid in what she believed was the start of an infection. Since then, I have noticed that their...
  17. Cherrychops100

    Specialist Abscess on face - HELP

    Hi there, my guinea pig had a large lump on her face so we took her to the vet. She examined her and said that she had 2 abscesses, so cut them open to drain the puss and bacteria. She's on antibiotics and we're draining it with hibiscrub to try and squeeze everything out. However there is a...
  18. 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...
  19. D

    Guinea pig savvy vet in LEEDS?

    I’m a little worried about my young boar, as he has been intermittently squeaking whilst pooping (only when he bends over to eat it), and I am wanting to get him checked out as I have read that this could be a sign of bladder issues. Has anyone got any recommendations for a good vet in Leeds...
  20. G

    Vet! One or both?

    Hi! I have two piggies (Patches and Carmal). My parents recently allowed me to bring them to the vet because of their persistent soft poops. However, they are worried about money. The last time I took Patches to the vet it cost a good bit of money. He had a mild infection, but is fine now. My...
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