• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

Head tilt

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
one of my younger piggys seems to have a slight head tilt I'm poping her along to the vet tomorrow just seeing if anyone has any ideas on what it might be.

i think it might be an ear infection but not 100%
thanks
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
76,731
Reaction score
53,381
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
Most probably it's an ear infection, MUCH less likely the result of a stroke. Good that you have her seen tomorrow.

Best of luck!
 

Pebble

Banned
Joined
Oct 12, 2009
Messages
3,030
Reaction score
1,487
Points
880
Location
Sussex
Please also don;t rule out ear mites unles the vet has THOROUGHLY inspected for them and found them absent........(3 x ivermectin injections coupled with ear wax solution such as Virbac will sort the ear mites)

x
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
We are going this afternoon she seems ok still eating and drinking but is just not haveing a little trot around she would rather just sit in her little house:(.
 

mel

Joined
Jan 3, 2011
Messages
15
Reaction score
0
Points
0
i hope she is ok, my piggy emily had the same thing last year and it was a growth right down in her ear, my vet gave her antibiotics and thankfully they worked but her head is still slightly tilted!
 

Piggyologist

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
330
Reaction score
5
Points
240
Location
London
Sorry can't help, but I hope she's going to be ok. Is there any chance to get her to the vet right away?
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
I have phoned they are really busy today but have said come in if she gets any worse than she is now .

so I'm checking on her every 10 minutes
 

Piggyologist

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
330
Reaction score
5
Points
240
Location
London
i wouldnt chance it i would say she is worse and take her as what happenes if she gets worse out of hours ?

it will cost you loads £200!
I was about to say exactly the same thing. If it gets worse later it'll be double the price and most importantly it might be too late.
Just give them a call and say it got worse: save the pig and yourself day's suffering.
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
i wouldnt chance it i would say she is worse and take her as what happenes if she gets worse out of hours ?

it will cost you loads £200!
I'm going to go there in about 30 minutes as soon as the mother in law gets here to take the kids to see harry potter .
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
Well she has an ear infection and she on 0.1 ml twice a day of baytril and going back thursday .

they said she might always have a little head tilt bless her
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
Was also told to make sur she has food and water shes not taking any food from me whats the yummist thing i could give her .
 

doglovinpiggylover

Senior Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 21, 2010
Messages
15,903
Reaction score
514
Points
1,070
Location
Morecambe
depends what your piggy likes! For mine it would be cucumbe, red pepper or kale. For my last set of piggies it would have been spinach or baby corn!

Hope she recovers soon x

Ps dont forget Pro biotics :p
 

Piggyologist

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Dec 22, 2010
Messages
330
Reaction score
5
Points
240
Location
London
Ours love curly kale, parsley (a little, just as a treat, it's not good for them as regular food), apples, but pigs' tastes differ just like people's.
Please give her pro-biotics: it's necessary when on antibiotics, especially stronger ones like Baytril.
Do you have Oxbow or any other Critical Care mix for guinea pigs? If she's not eating she'll need to be fed using syringe, but I guess you know that :) don't wait for a day, it's too long, you have to feed her something all the time. Our little man refuses food every time when on antibiotics, so I give him syringe mix of critical care mix, like Oxbow Critical Care + pro-biotics to rinse the bad taste from his mouth, otherwise he doesn't eat at all. Sometimes I use home made pineapple juice (without sugar!) to mix everything, because it smells nice and he straight away starts to eat as he can't taste antibiotics any more. Maybe it's the same with yours.

Get well soon.
 
Last edited:

Gracie01

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 13, 2010
Messages
406
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Kent
I have a piggy with a head tilt. He has an ear infection. He was born with a twisted spine. He is prone to picking up foreign bodies in one ear (blades of grass, hay etc) which have caused ear infections. Unfortunately, there aren't any ear drop licensed for piggies so he has his ear clean every day, and baytril twice daily. The vet has mentioned that he may always have a slight head tilt...apart from the head tilt he doesn't seem affected - he is more active then his twin brother (also with twisted spine), and eats very well.

I really hope your piggy makes a full recovery. And ask your vet if they supply a critical care mix for piggies...my piggies love it poorly or not :))
 
Joined
Sep 13, 2010
Messages
469
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
berkshire
She is doing really good today drinking from her bottle and eating a few nuggets still not walking round much.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top