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weight loss

  1. Gemm

    Dental Advice please after a dental

    Hi My guinea pig went for a dental 3 days ago. He was VERY groggy and out of it when he came home after his operation and they gave him a subcutaneous fluid injection. He now seems much brighter and happier and seems himself EXCEPT he is still struggling to eat. He is eating thin bits of hay...
  2. G

    An Odd Case - bloating issues and major weight loss

    I have a guinea pig who is around 2-3 years old. She lives with another girl guinea pig who is 1-2 years old. They are both rescues. Recently I noticed she had a sort of balloon feeling in her lower hindsection, like it was bloated. I adjusted her diet and gave her massages to help. I've been...
  3. bex's gpigs

    Advice Needed: Weight Loss

    Hi there. Hoping someone can shed some light on an ongoing problem. My little Luna 4 on the 23rd has been loosing weight. It started in January and the vet thought it was a possible uri antibiotics seemed to work and she put on over 200g. Then late February came she was loosing weight again and...
  4. Scott&Cinnamon

    Undiagnosed Illness, Very Worried About My Piggy

    Hi guys, this is my first ever post and I’m sick with worry about my piggy Scott, chronically ill myself and sleep deprived so please be kind. Scottie started showing symptoms 3 days ago. Unfortunately we’ve not noticed his weight loss which I really feel bad about. His eyes are small and as...
  5. AdamFrench

    Blood From Bum And Weight Loss

    Hi, I'm wondering if you could help.. Our guinea pig Belle had lost a little weight over a few weeks (50g) then stopped losing it, never gained it back but hadn't dropped any lower. Usual behaviour, very vocal and eats LOTS! We woke up this morning with blood on her fleece where she had...
  6. Turtz

    Not Eating For 2 Months - Prolonged Syringe Feeding

    My guinea pig Dougle stopped eating around the beginning of the year. I noticed that he hadn't eaten his pellets for around 2 days so I brought him straight to a vet who said the issue was with overgrown back teeth. He went under GA, the procedure went well, and he should've been able to eat...
  7. GiznYogi

    Guinea Pig Losing Weight On Baytril

    My boar had a couple of spots of blood in his urine so I took him to the vets. She advised I give him Baytril 0.25ml twice a day. He had been eating and drinking perfectly well but since starting these meds he's now hardly eating anything except a little hay, leaving his greens and nuggets...
  8. M

    Female Weight Loss

    help please - one of our female guinea pigs is behaving as usual and looking healthy although her weight dropped has dropped since august from 1100 to 657g (although has gone up 20g from yesterday) any ideas? The vet has suggested teeth but she seems fine ?
  9. Elphaba75

    Loose Poop

    hi,I have a two year old male who had very smelly diarrhoea for a couple of days , he lost weight and though the diarrhoea stopped he continued to have non formed stools which were smelly☹️ He’s eating drinking ok and not in any pain the vets have given him food to firm him up and antibiotics...
  10. Leithall

    Pig Lost Weight Rapidly And Crusty Nose?

    My guinea pig Fleur has lost at least half of her body weight within the last month, she's also had a crusty ear two weeks ago. I took her to the vets but they couldn't find anything wrong with her... I noticed yesterday that she had a very crusty nose so must have a runny nose and she had a...
  11. Squishymoth

    Excessive Shedding

    my boar Warp has been shedding a lot, for maybe a week or two. Brushed all three of my pigs last night and only Warp had noteable shedding (only from the white hair on the back part of his body his section with brown hair near the front doesn’t seem to be shedding if this is relevant). He is...
  12. Danielle Smith

    Ovarian Cysts Apparently Resolved, But Behaviour Continues + Other Physical Symptoms

    My girl Tablet started showing signs of ovarian cysts a few months ago after her babies were weaned; complete change of behaviour (previously very quiet, not the rumbling humping terror she is now), fat redistribution, crusty nipples. No noticeable hair loss, but she is a sheltie. I took her to...
  13. stripeybeanie

    Unexplained Weight Loss - Hyper Thyroid?

    Hi everyone, has anyone had a piggy with hyperthyroidism? Dot is approx 4yo and had to be spayed in January (discovered during a regular checkup). She recovered really well and been fine since but recently I noticed she was losing weight - quickly. Luckily she had a bit of extra timber to act...
  14. Beans&Toast

    Beans Acting Strange Since Maple Arrived - Big Weight Loss

    So since introducing Beans to Maple on Thursday they've been getting on okay. No fights but just what I considered normal - some rumbling, chasing, attempting to mount. Maple seems to really want to be near Beans, when she goes for her nap, or just goes anywhere in the cage Maple will follow...
  15. S

    Unknown Lumps, Excessive Water Consumption, And Extreme Weight Loss

    I’ve had my guinea pig for 6 years, and he’s always been so happy and energetic when I gave him his veggies; but today he didn’t even flinch when I gave him his favorite...carrots. He bit it, but didn’t actually eat the carrot. He’s also lost a TON of weight. He’s very boney now. And he’s got a...
  16. E

    Weight And Worry In An Older Pig

    Advice needed because I'm becoming obsessed with my older pig's weight and don't know what to expect as she ages. Rosie is 7 1/2 almost eight years old. She's always been a picky eater but when she likes it she eats a lot! She's always eaten a lot of fresh greens and veggies. Gradually she...
  17. Guineapigfeet

    Weight Loss Reassurance / Guidance

    BB has lost weight. Not a huge huge amount but it's made me feel a bit wobbly. Today she weighs 907g. Last week she weighed 920g. Before that I didn't weigh for three weeks for various reasons and she was 950g on the previous last weigh in. The week before that and for several months previously...
  18. Carrotyd

    Advice On Making Guinea Pig Teeth Exams Easier For The Vet

    My 8-month-old piggy, Seabass, is giving us cause for concern at the moment, as - over the last month or so - he's become increasingly fussy about what he'll eat,and is slowly shunning everything we give him. It started with him sniffing round the veggies most morning/evenings, before ignoring...
  19. CarolineRenee

    New Rescued Piggy Very Skinny

    Hi, I rescued a female piggy and her 6 week old pup a couple weeks ago. Her name is Harley and she's approx. 6 months old. The rescue has a great, established reputation and Harley was vet checked and cleared for adoption. She is very skinny. I can feel her ribs, pelvic bone and she's got skinny...
  20. Nikolapalak

    Urgent-teeth, Uri, And Hand Feeding

    Hi everyone, I've got a piggy that's just over 4 years old now. a couple of days ago he had a surgery done under anaesthetic. That was for his teeth. I don't know why but since the surgery he has not been eating at all and he lost almost a pound in the last 2 months. I've been trying to force...
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