Freya’s tribe!

Freya1234

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I wanted to start a thread for my piggies so here it is...

Smudge (three year old boar)
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Smokey (three year old boar)
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Mya (8 year old sow - she does live by herself as when her companion died we thought that she was going to go soon aswell given her age but she’s still just a sprightly as the boys even at her old age)
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We also have Milo (who isn’t a guinea pig but he’s too cute to not be featured)
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All of the animals live inside and I look forward to recording all of the adventures!
 

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I found my old camera the other day and it has some photos of Mya from april 2013 where we think that she is about 1 (She could be 2 but we can’t 100% remember whether we got her in 2011 or 2012). This is from when she used to live outside with her cage mate spot (on the left) and also our old rabbit Patches (I now know rabbits aren’t supposed to live with guinea pigs but at the time didn’t). She has also changed to a completely different colour in her old age!
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And here she is this morning eating some pepper still looking just as beautiful as ever (even with a bit of a dirty face😂)
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So, some not so great news for the thread.
Smokey has been a wheezy pig ever since i’ve had him, he has been vet checked before but the vet couldn’t hear anything as it seemed to be selective wheeziness (his wheeziness was actually the reason I joined the forum and I got lots of helpful advice - so thank you❤). More recently Smokey’s wheeziness has become more frequent and his breathing has become very visible on his sides when he’s relaxed as well as the fact that his weight was continuously dropping each week so I decided to get him booked into the vets. He went on Saturday, with Smudge for moral support! I went with a piece of paper where I had written his symptoms and his weight drop as I have been lucky enough to not have been to the vet since coronavirus so wasn’t sure how it would work (and it was lucky I did as it was heavy snow so the vet didn’t stick around to chat outside the car for very long-understandable!) anyway to cut a long story short the vet could hear that his chest was noisy and she suggested it could be a heart problem, so she said I could either put Smokey in for an x-ray with a light anaesthetic OR she prescribes some heart medicine (Frusol) and some painkillers (Loxicom) and then if his symptoms improve we can take the loxicom away and if the symptoms don’t return we keep Smokey on Frusol, but if his symptoms don’t improve at all she says that an x-ray would need to happen. So due to the risk of the anesthetic and my slight suspect going to the vet appointment that it was a heart problem I went with the medicine option. So Smokey is now taking Frusol and Loxicom twice a day and hopefully his symptoms improve and I don’t have a wheezy pig anymore🤞🏼🤞🏼
 
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