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CALPOL® – advice please

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MellyWelly

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Can anyone provide advice and information on CALPOL® please?
Which sort is suitable for guinea pigs and what is the correct dosage and how to administer it? Thank you
 

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Id look at a bottle of Calpol and whatever the dose is for a infant / child

Looking at old posts, people adviced 0.05ml but wait to see what others say.
 

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I'm getting him checked-out at lunchtime. Hoping it's nothing and that rest will make him feel better. I think I may have to separate him from Bear just to give Piglet some rest, but I'm not sure how that will affect them later when put back together? As they're already a little eggy with each other! Boys boys boys! :)
 

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Hopefully they'll be okay but thats just me saying from my previous experience, people may think differently. I've had previous boars that I had to seperate for a while because of illness and when I put them back together it involved some squeaking and rumbling but they soon remember one another.

Funny boys but you gotta love them x)
 

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Take a look at this post by Laura

http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=36634

Infant Calpol is fine in small doses. What is the matter with him?

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Mr Piglet wasn't putting his front leg down this morning; he held it up and he just flopped down on the hay to rest, but I did watch him walk on it, so he was able to put some pressure on it. He was eating as usual and seemed happy enough.
I've had him checked this lunchtime and it's just muscle strain, pads are all fine, nothing broken or dislocated, just a little tender on the upper leg muscle – I guess he knows that he has to rest, hence his flopping on the hay.
I won't need to Calpol him now, as he's not in pain. I was just getting prepared if it was necessary. Thanks for your advice (will bookmark the link for future reference) x
 

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I thought it was 0.2, up to twice a day, but can't remember where I read that.... so probably no much help, sorry....
 
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