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Bruised Body & Broken Teeth!

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My poor little Jinky decided to take a running jump from my lap today! Don't know why, there were no sudden moves or loud noises to startle him but he took a leap and smashed out his front teeth and he has a big bruise on hisside now as well. :...Will his teeth grow back? I can make at vet appointment for tomorrow but if I try to take him today they charge $150 which I don't have.
Why would my normally sweet and docile piggy DO this?mallethead
 

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Oh no, poor thing!:( I don't know about teeth...hope he's ok though. Good luck at the vets :)
 
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Ye his teeth will grow back in a couple of weeks because they will have just snapped. Until they grow back you might need to cut his veggies into chunks/battons so that he can pick them up.

Maybe a check up would be a good idea though if he is bruised.
 

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I am so sorry for your shock! Please have him checked by a vet tomorrow for sprains and whether the remaining stumps are loose and need treatment.

Until then keep him quiet and cosy. He will have problems eating, so you need to soak his pellets in some water and feed him the slush until you can get proper recovery food. At first, it is best to puree veg, or place very finely chopped bits well into his mouth where he can chew them.

Can you get children's nurofen/ibuprofen syrup or the US equivalent from the pharmacy tonight? You can give him up to 0.2 ml to make him feel more comfy as he must hurt a lot!

Here is more on teeth and hand feeding:
http://www.guinealynx.info/teeth_broken.html
http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html
 

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You'd be best to take him to the vets, poor little baby :( he needs to be checked out thoroughly.
Their toofies do grow back, i learnt this from experience too! :{
Meanwhile feed him chopped up foods to make it easier for him to eat :)
Piggies can quite suddenly decide to jump.......just be careful with him, the little rascal rolleyes
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