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My guinea pigs back legs are not working!

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When she tries to walk they drag behind her! 8...8...8...
She is eating and drinking lots of water and her poos is dark! She is a bit skinny but i think she will be ok!
Please if any one has any remideies help!
I think she might have a calcium deficiency, and was thinking of maybe crushing a bit of a calcium tablet in some water and syringing it to her! Whats do yous think?
 

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It can be vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), calcium deficiency or severe bruising/injury of the spine.

In any case, I would treat with both vitamin C and calcium, and weigh her daily to control her food intake. If you have a decent vet in your area, please have her checked out. I do not how good vet care for small rodents is in South Africa.
http://www.guinealynx.info/scurvy.html
 

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It can be vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), calcium deficiency or severe bruising/injury of the spine.

In any case, I would treat with both vitamin C and calcium, and weigh her daily to control her food intake. If you have a decent vet in your area, please have her checked out. I do not how good vet care for small rodents is in South Africa.
http://www.guinealynx.info/scurvy.html
The vets this side are the same as by you!
 

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So basicaly the major case here is lack of vitamin c for her! So could i go the the chemist and get vitaman c tablets and quater them and give it to her till tomorrow? Good idea or bad idea?
 
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I dont know about that but have you taken the male out? It wont do her any good if she ends up pregnant, and all the guineas out there that need a home you will just be adding to them
 

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ok i phoned my vet who deals with my dogs and snakes and he said i must come buy the calcium powder from them! and she will be fine he has had alot of problems of this sort of thing!
 
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ok i phoned my vet who deals with my dogs and snakes and he said i must come buy the calcium powder from them! and she will be fine he has had alot of problems of this sort of thing!
I would still take her down there, as your vet cannot make a diagnosis over the phone so he has no idea what is wrong with her.
 
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