I would love too it's a round trip off 110 miles and 3 hours if good traffic . . . I'm 100% with that my worry is Chloe is a very bad traveller she misses Heidi and frets in the carrier. But it's a option and last night I was caught up with grief as my magic wand couldn't fix her asap. now I'm better she's eating and yes it's a choiceDefinitely get a second opinion. Try not to worry until you know you've got something to worry about. It could be something that is very easily fixable and it doesn't sound like the vet you saw has very much experience with guinea pigs. Could you not go and see the vet you took Cocoa to? She was very knowledgeable xx
Perhaps take Heidi along with her to keep her company. When Donald was at the vets recently daisy went along to keep him companyI would love too it's a round trip off 110 miles and 3 hours if good traffic . . . I'm 100% with that my worry is Chloe is a very bad traveller she misses Heidi and frets in the carrier. But it's a option and last night I was caught up with grief as my magic wand couldn't fix her asap. now I'm better she's eating and yes it's a choice
Thank You . xx
I'm on with one 10 miles away. I be email them this weekend.We've started taking a friend on vet trips too since we bought proper piggy carriers (we used to use a cardboard box as our vet is quite close but invested in proper car safe pet carriers for bringing Ollie home from Sheffield) and having a friend along too helps a lot.
There may be other good vets that are a compromise between 110 miles and the nearest, stay positive and do some research, I'm sure you'll find a good solution and get Chloe a proper diagnosis and treatment!
I agree. I did pay a lot for Cocoa but she was a rare piggie and I've heard since her legacy has helped another piggie get a quicker treatment . . So not expensive.Has the cat and rabbit care clinic been mentioned? I had Dots ops which was a spay but not routine, had uterus removed and cervical tumour out. I probably am not making sense with that. Because i dont know my pig internal parts. But i got all that for i think it was £250 ish maybe lower. That was with a scan first aswell and a post op checkup. My point is, that is a reasonable price.
You cant pay the price you were quoted @David Piggie Lover . Its ridiculous. I dont know how they can even quote if they dont normally see guinea pigs. I know pets are worth more than any money and you wouldnt give them up for billions, so i dont want to come across as a hypocrite when hating people that neglect animals, but still
the prices were from a non Exotic vets.I'm sorry about Chloe. It's better to take Heidi with Chloe when you travel to the vets in my opinion. This would calm Chloe coz she is with her best friend. Exotic vets are very expensive to be honest. The cost you were quoted is about right for such vets. I would only travel to them IF it's emergency (although Cheshire Pet is now our option) and we can't get an appointment from Cat & Rabbit in Northampton. But if it were me, I would rather go to Cheshire Pet at Holmes Chapel and see Kristina Hunter.
Chloe and I Thank you.Hi @David Piggie Lover. Chloe has not been neutered, nor has Heidi.
You definitely need to see a more Cavy savvy vet. I would not let a vet who is inexperienced (with guinea pigs) carry out investigations or exploratory surgery. I would just not trust them. Kris is super, but I appreciate it’s a very long journey up and down the M6. Have you looked on the vet locator to find one nearer to you than Kris but who is experienced with piggies? Recommended Guinea Pig Vets
I would always take Heidi and Chloe together in a pet carrier for company for each other.