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Help Asap - Seizures

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Kayla666

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I received two guinea pigs from my ex-boyfriends brother because they were neglected and they have been in a loving home since, but Charlie has been acting very strange and i'm extremely worried. I haven't been able to find anything online about it and I won't have money to take him to the vet for another two weeks so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I will post a video of him doing it :(
Please help me, someone. I don't want him to suffer :(
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Is he having a seizure?
i have absolutely no idea, that's why i was coming to here. if he had bugs, wouldn't my other guinea pig that's in the same cage have it too? :( and i don't think it's heat, so i'm not sure what else could cause it :(
 

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I'm sorry your piggie is poorly,but i suggest your piggie needs to be seen by a vet urgently.appears to be fitting.I'm unable to diagnose that is for a vet to do.if money is short could you see if a charity may help.in the uk PDSA can help in some cases.or some vets allow payments plans.I hope you can get some support sooner rather than later.:)
 

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I would definitely refer the little guy to a vet. It looks like he is experiencing a seizure. I would show the vet the video. A seizure can be brought on my bugs/ bacteria or it could just be something neurological that he can have treatment for. Please keep us updated.
 
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He needs to see the vet as he's having a seizure. It could be a number of things that causes it. If he doesn't seize whilst at the vet show them the video.

If he's doing it often then he needs to go to the vet immediately. It could be life threatening.

I have a boy who has had two seizures in my presence, 2 in 3 years. The vet doesn't know what is causing it as he fully recovers and as it only happens rarely they don't want to give him medication.

When it happens I carefully pick him up, lie down on the sofa or bed and hold him close. The closeness, stability and being upright seems to help him calm down and he slowly comes out of it. See it that helps your boy.

Definitely take him to a vet now if it's recurring often.
 

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You have to go to the vet ASAP, the little thing is fitting/seizure. Go back to the previous owner & see if he will pay some seeing as you have only had him for a short. Maybe he was doing it with the previous owner. That's not nice to do that. You have charity's to approach, family, friends but he certainly can't be left like that. It's not fair on the piggy. It may be better to have him PTS rather than let him suffer. @Critter
 
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thank you for the responses, everyone. it really helped a lot! :)
 

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What does that mean - did you get him seen by a vet then? Did they have a diagnosis?
i'm going to get him checked by a vet, my father is going to help me pay.
i haven't yet, i'm still looking for an exotic pet vet near me that's open on a saturday. see, i actually like in the suburbs of new york so it's kind of difficult to find any around here.
 

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You mean in NYC they don't stay open, I always thought everything did. You can tell I've never been to the states. You tell your dad thanks from me. I hope he gets sorted quickly, poor love. You now know what piggy love is. Welcome to our world, you get to the stage, where you go to the end of the earth for these enchanting creatures.
Can you let us know how you get on, I think we're all worried.
 

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It does look like fitting/seizures and there can be several reasons for this. In between these does he act normal? Is he eating well? Do the poos look normal? Does his breathing look laboured? Does he move normally otherwise? Does he have a head tilt?
I doubt that anyone here can diagnose but if you look out for other symptoms then these will hopefully help when you take him to the vet. I'm sorry about the vet situation, it can be hit and miss with where people live. I am going to tag @Wiebke on the basis that she MAY know of somewhere in NYC. She does have a knowledge of a few places in the USA including rescues, but I don't know if she will be able to help on this one. Now my mind is thinking that if you find a good guinea pig rescue centre they may be able to point you to a decent vet.
 

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It does look like fitting/seizures and there can be several reasons for this. In between these does he act normal? Is he eating well? Do the poos look normal? Does his breathing look laboured? Does he move normally otherwise? Does he have a head tilt?
I doubt that anyone here can diagnose but if you look out for other symptoms then these will hopefully help when you take him to the vet. I'm sorry about the vet situation, it can be hit and miss with where people live. I am going to tag @Wiebke on the basis that she MAY know of somewhere in NYC. She does have a knowledge of a few places in the USA including rescues, but I don't know if she will be able to help on this one. Now my mind is thinking that if you find a good guinea pig rescue centre they may be able to point you to a decent vet.
Here is a link to recommended vets in your state (including NYC): Guinea Lynx Records :: Topic - Veterinarians: New York
 

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i don't live in NYC, i live in western ny while the city is on the eastern side
i will definitely keep you guys update, i'm just as worried. i haven't found a place yet, i may have to wait until monday
 

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It does look like fitting/seizures and there can be several reasons for this. In between these does he act normal? Is he eating well? Do the poos look normal? Does his breathing look laboured? Does he move normally otherwise? Does he have a head tilt?
I doubt that anyone here can diagnose but if you look out for other symptoms then these will hopefully help when you take him to the vet. I'm sorry about the vet situation, it can be hit and miss with where people live. I am going to tag @Wiebke on the basis that she MAY know of somewhere in NYC. She does have a knowledge of a few places in the USA including rescues, but I don't know if she will be able to help on this one. Now my mind is thinking that if you find a good guinea pig rescue centre they may be able to point you to a decent vet.
he's not actin normal at all. he's a very scared guinea pig normally. he never lets me pet him, but just recently he started letting me which is when i noticed something was wrong before i saw him seize. he's hardly eating and drinking, i keep trying though! the poo is either normal or darker than usual, i can't really tell his breathing looks normal, but snot (at least i think it's snot) is coming out when he seizes. i try to wipe it up the best i can, but i try my best not to bother him when it happens, it's hard to not touch him when he does it tho :'( he doesn't move normally. he kind of jumps, i don't know how to explain it. he doesn't tilt his head either
now, my boyfriend was researching it for me yesterday as i was a nervous wreck and wouldn't go to sleep and he kept asking me questions. i want someone's opinion on it though. he thinks may guinea pig might have some sort of parasite as it doesn't look like a typical seizure. he thinks he's not seizing at all and what he's doing is reacting from the parasite burrowing into his site. i wasn't sure at first, but i just recently found two patches of hair missing in his fur. i noticed this when i gave him a quick bath to see if maybe some cool water would cool him down as i still wasn't sure if heat was the issue. any thoughts?
 

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i don't live in NYC, i live in western ny while the city is on the eastern side
i will definitely keep you guys update, i'm just as worried. i haven't found a place yet, i may have to wait until monday
Please have a look at the vet link - it contains recommended piggy savvy vets in your whole state!
 
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If it is something like a reaction to mites then do not bathe him. It'll make the mites aggressive and so will cause the seizures to be worse.

He will need medication from the vet to kill the mites.

But, like I mentioned before it could be many things.

I've had a pig die during a seizure so this is an emergency. Please go to the vet.
 

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i've been looking around all day, i haven't found a place yet. the places on the list are still far seeing as i don't have a car :(
 

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as an update on charlie
i read online that neem oil is popularly used to kill parasites on guinea pigs so i bought some and tried it out on him. if it didn't work, i was going to take him to the vet, but this was something i could try until the weekend was over.
since i've used it on him, he has started eating, drinking, walking and squeaking again. i'm not sure if it will be permanent or if it's a temporary solution, but he is currently sitting in a bag of hay eating.
thank you so much everyone :) he hasn't had a seizure or acted as though he was having one since i've used it :)
 

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I received two guinea pigs from my ex-boyfriends brother because they were neglected and they have been in a loving home since, but Charlie has been acting very strange and i'm extremely worried. I haven't been able to find anything online about it and I won't have money to take him to the vet for another two weeks so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I will post a video of him doing it :(
Please help me, someone. I don't want him to suffer :(
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I would definitely recommend getting to your vet asap. If your vet is as good as mine they would put the animal first and let you pay later. Please try and explain your situation to them, I,m sure they wouldn't hesitate to see you. Good luck. X
 
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