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Ear infection please help!

Saraownsgp

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My guinea pig has been very lethargic since yesturday. He stays mostly in his hideout with his head on the side on the ground. When ever we pick him up and put him in our lap he tilts his head. I think this is a sign of an ear infection but none of the exotic animal vets aren’t open until Wednesday. What should I do? Can I buy drops without going to the vet?
 

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Sounds to me as if this can’t wait until Wednesday
Where are you located?
Someone may know of a cavy savvy vet nearby for you.
 

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It may be ear mites, or another condition, best to check it out with the vet sorry I can't be more helpful.
 

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It might not be an ear infection. Mine had a head tilt and it was a neurological issue. He made a full recovery but I had him at emergency vets within half an hour of noticing.
Sorry but I would say look for another vet sooner :nod:
 

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Lethargy is quite an emergency, when they start showing signs they're ill, they're already quite sick. My own head tilt piggy has a brain parasite, so it is not always indicative of an ear infection, there are actual several things it could be, E.cuniculi, stroke, mites, ear infection, abcessation of the brain, other neurological events, trauma, just to name a few. You'll need a good vet in order to pinpoint which one or effectively treat for all. I would urge you to see if a vet can see him sooner, even if they're not exotic they may still have reasonable enough experience to be able to help either fix the issue or keep him comfortable until and exotics vet can be seen.
 
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