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Dental Jaw Deformation From Birth... 3 Weeks Old Now

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Hi all,

Following from a thread I started last week, I have had updates from the owner of baby piggy, who said they took the gpig to PAH vet, who said the little one has birth defects and looks like his jaw is not formed properly.

Now, the little one IS eating, and the weight gain IS slow but he is gaining and gaining strength. PAH said to the owner if he didn't put on enough weight by this week they will put the baby to sleep.

Is there anything can be done to help? he was 41grams when I weighed him, and 5 days(approx) later owner had him at PAH and he was 90grams so that surely is gaining weight.

I feel back to being helpless!
 

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Hi all,

Following from a thread I started last week, I have had updates from the owner of baby piggy, who said they took the gpig to PAH vet, who said the little one has birth defects and looks like his jaw is not formed properly.

Now, the little one IS eating, and the weight gain IS slow but he is gaining and gaining strength. PAH said to the owner if he didn't put on enough weight by this week they will put the baby to sleep.

Is there anything can be done to help? he was 41grams when I weighed him, and 5 days(approx) later owner had him at PAH and he was 90grams so that surely is gaining weight.

I feel back to being helpless!
Hiya - could you please link in your old thread so we have the whole story together?

I am tagging @furryfriends Excellent Adventure Sanctuary for you re. the dental side.
 

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I would trust TEAS with all my piggies, it was the owner who took the piggy to PAH after their own vet wanted to put the babypig to sleep. :)
 

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If there is a malformation and the baby will need lifelong dental support, then the Excellent Adventure Sanctuary is the best place in the whole country for it for the long term, as it is the only sanctuary that is dedicated to guinea pigs with dental problems in conjunction with the most experienced vet in guinea pig dentals.

I hope that you can convince the family that this is its best chance for a happy life.
 

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Well done for trying to help this baby. It's worth persevering, that weight gain is pretty good considering. I certainly think a second opinion from a specialist vet is worthwhile. Its tricky when its not your animal though. You are doing your best xx
 

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I know, I find it a little awkward as in all honesty I don't know the family at all. I was just asked to help from a mutual friend. Hopefully we can sort something out x
 
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