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Limping guinea pig

Yaswinn

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Hello, i really need help.
I have a female guinea pig, which is almost 7 year old. Two days ago, she started walking in a rather funny way. It looks like her leg is swollen and she holds it in the air all the time. She's eating and drinking, at least a bit.
The question is, is it worth taking her to a vet? I don't want her to suffer, but I'm affraid, the vet will put her down, because she's so old. And I don't want that.
Do you think there's a possibility, that she will just get some antibiotics, or something?
 

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Hello, i really need help.
I have a female guinea pig, which is almost 7 year old. Two days ago, she started walking in a rather funny way. It looks like her leg is swollen and she holds it in the air all the time. She's eating and drinking, at least a bit.
The question is, is it worth taking her to a vet? I don't want her to suffer, but I'm affraid, the vet will put her down, because she's so old. And I don't want that.
Do you think there's a possibility, that she will just get some antibiotics, or something?
Please have her seen a by a vet tomorrow; without a vet check it is impossible to say whether it is dislocated or broken or something else. It is in any case very painful. Please do not let her suffer because of your own fears, which may not come true.
 

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Yes a vet check is the only way forward unfortunately, she may be suffering, they’re good at hiding their pain. I understand that it’s a scary time but you must do what’s right for your piggie
 

Yaswinn

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Thank you very much for your advice. :)
I went to the vet today, and the piggy got an injection and some mushy pulp for pain. She looks better, already. And the vet was so nice, she even petted my guinea pig and told me what a pretty little lady I have and that her age is pretty admirable.
 
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