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weightloss

  1. RaineJ

    Enlarged fluid filled dewlap

    This might be a bit of a long post I apologise in advance. I’ve got a male DEW guinea pig (not sure of his age, possibly around 2) who has had a few issues over the last couple of months but in the last few days it’s gotten really concerning. Tofu has something i’ve never seen or heard of...
  2. Puddles1999

    Lost Weight?

    Hi Everybody. My Minnie used to weigh around 1,000. Plus or minus 30 grams. However recently for the last few months she’s been weighing around 880-890. I weigh her every night at 8pm to get a more accurate reading. She has been to the vet and she just came off baytril for a uti. However this...
  3. F

    How to gain weight + mystery illness

    My guinea pig Zebbie is 4 years old and he's recently been ill, but we can't tell what with. We've been trying to help him gain weight after this as he has been in much better spirits and seems to be improving. Through the entire duration he has had critical care feed, pellets and plenty of hay...
  4. M

    Guinea pig metacam dose

    Hi everyone, I’ve posted about my guinea pig tony before, hes been losing a lot of weight and the vet can’t find the cause despite doing a lot of different tests. They’re going to refer me to a specialist but in the mean time have given me metacam as he seems to be in pain. He’s barely eating...
  5. M

    Guinea pig faecal sample

    Hi, I posted about my 3y/o guinea pig Tony Moly a couple of months ago because he was gradually losing a lot of weight. About a year ago he was 1175g he’s now 930g. I have taken him to the vet several times since mid may for tests - blood test (he was found to be borderline anaemic but nothing...
  6. P

    Guinea pig losing weight over time after UTI

    Hello! My guinea pig Gamja will turn 4 this early March and has had a UTI infection around august of 2021. She luckily recovered and this was around the same time my sister and I started weighing both of my guinea pigs every week. When she was sick she was around 1080 grams. This was when she...
  7. V

    Guinea pig losing balance

    Hi! My guinea pig is nearly a year old and he had a castration month and a half ago. Since then he has slowly started losing weight and losing balance. He was 900g and now is 650g. I'm force feeding him with emeraid intensive care and he is eating on his own too but less than before. He doesn't...
  8. M

    Dental Old Guinea pig losing weight

    Hi all! This is my first post on here! My guinea pig, Skyla, is over 6 years old now and she has started losing weight. I know that it is normal for older guinea pigs to lose weight but I’m still concerned non the less. I brought her down to the vets a few weeks ago when these problems started...
  9. Guptheguineapig

    Post Stasis Concerns

    Hello there. My poor Samoa was put through torture when she was given an antibiotic for her UTI in which she has a life threatening reaction to. She was hospitalized and I have been giving her critical care everyday. In the past week her weight dropped under 1000g. This past Wednesday/Thursday...
  10. PaytonMichelle

    My guinea pig is losing weight but is acting normal

    I am on break from school and have recently moved my guinea pigs to a new location. Same cage but new place. The piggies seem happy and act 100% normal. I was doing their weekly weigh ins and noticed that my pig Winston has lost some weight. On December 11 he was 822 but yesterday he was 808 and...
  11. Alexemond97

    One overweighted guinea pig and one normal

    Hi, I have two boars who share together everything. They eat at the same time and there is no fight. They eat about the same amount of food. However, one is 1050g and the other one is 1400g. I would like my big boy to lose some weight but I don’t want the little one to be even more skinny. Do...
  12. M

    Multiple cases of extreme weight loss and death

    Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice I own a petting farm and we have numerous guinea pigs, have done for years. Earlier this year I lost half a dozen of my guinea pigs within a few weeks of each other, they were all purchased from the same breeder at the same time about 3 years ago when...
  13. Guptheguineapig

    Specialist Ear Infection/falling over

    Hello there! I have a little girl named Tippy. She was a rescue from a pet store. She was kept in the back room because she had a head tilt and they couldn't put her out in the front with the rest of the pigs... When I rescued her she was reported infection free (which now I don't believe)...
  14. A

    Weight & Hair loss

    Hi all, One of my pigs, female aged around 3-4, has been losing weight for around a year now. She is very skinny but eating normal (huge interest in food!) we noticed an increase in how much she is drinking, but the vet said he couldn't find a problem. She has now seen 3 vets who cant seem to...
  15. Leeni

    Mimmi's Weightloss

    Mimmi had quite a serious bloat in the end of October. I posted about it here: Bloat, Need Of Support! She got better from it and hasn't suffered from any bloats after that one. However, her health is not as good as I would like it to be. Her weight issues puzzle me. My question is that is this...
  16. D

    Weightloss?!

    I recently got two 7 month old male pig goes from a local rescue (about two weeks ago) and I weighed them on arrival, and again a week later. I weighed them again today and the have both lost around 60-70g . One from 1110 to 1050 and the other from 920 to 860g. They are both completely fine and...
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