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My guinea pigs eye is popping out , cloudy , and red

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what do I do 🥺. I’ve had this girl for about 4+ years and I don’t know what’s wrong with her eyes , I’m no expert but from my Google research I think she has an eye ulcer . On her left eye , and on the right eye it’s gotten tiny or started to close I don’t know what to do , &’ I’m trying to take her to the vet maybe this weekend but I just currently don’t have the funds to do so and I have no pet insurance either . Can anyone help and give some advice please ?
 

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This is an absolute emergency and your piggy must see a vet immediately, she will be in a lot of pain and I’m afraid she simply cannot wait until the weekend. It looks to me to be more serious than an ulcer (or perhaps started as an ulcer and has now progressed. With that said, an ulcer needs immediate emergency treatment) - the redness and the swelling is alarming.
 
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Oh crikey I thought Lily's eye injury was bad but that looks worse. Definitely need to get to a vet straight away if you want to try and avoid having to have the eye removed
 

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Hope you manage to get an appointment as soon as. Tell them it’s an emergency.

You say you don’t have the funds, but an eye removal op would cost a lot more than an examination, diagnosis and prescription. Hopefully she won’t need surgery.

Let us know how it goes.
 

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This is definitely very painful for her and an emergency that needs a vet. This is not a problem you can treat at home. I get that money can be tight, but she's got to be in pain and the longer you delay seeing a vet, the more likely it will be that she needs surgery (which is going to even more.)
 

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Oh crikey that looks painful, please make an emergency vets appointment for her. It could be the difference between life & death. :(
If funds are tight could u try contacting the PDSA or blue Cross animal charities if you're in the UK? They can sometimes help with veterinary costs, especially if you're on certain benefits.

She will need urgent medical attention, eye drops & painkillers at the least.
If the eye is protruding it might be worth keeping it moist& clean with a few drops of boiled then cooled water or false tears ointment from the pharmacy dripped into her eye until the appointment.
But please don't delay a vets appointment she really needs to be seen today.
Fingers crossed for a full & speedy recovery for her.
Thinking of you at this distressing time :hug:
 

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Hi,any update on your guinea as I have one looking exactly the same. He has been to the vets I hasten to add, but it looks so horrible for him Just wanted some hope he will recover without losing the eye

Thank you
 

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Hi,any update on your guinea as I have one looking exactly the same. He has been to the vets I hasten to add, but it looks so horrible for him Just wanted some hope he will recover without losing the eye

Thank you
Did they comment on how much damage there was? When my Lily had an eye injury it looked awful and they did warn me we might lose the eye but the damage turned out to be quite superficial and improvement happened quickly. It took several weeks of eye drops to heal fully but it looked fairly normal within a week
 

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I just came on to ask the same @Lady Kelly!
Do you have any pics of your lad @Guinea Fan? Might be worth starting a new thread with a bit more info about your poorly boy so we could help a bit more with advice etc. Hope he’s ok x
 

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Its not his eye its an abscess on his back tooth, affecting the eye. I can start a new thread but I am interested in how this guinea is doing as it looks so similar
 

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Its not his eye its an abscess on his back tooth, affecting the eye. I can start a new thread but I am interested in how this guinea is doing as it looks so similar
You might be better starting a new thread of your own @Guinea Fan as sadly some threads stop short when we advise someone to see a vet but for various reasons they cannot, if you have seen a vet and got a diagnosis and treatment but still have questions then starting your own thread can help flag up your questions and you will get more specific advice for your own piggy situation x
 

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I thought that too, that some people sadly cant afford to see a vet after all it is expensive and I dont think you realise how expensive until you are in that position. My boy cost me £115 the other night and that amount as an unexpected cost is a lot. Luckily I put an amount away each month and I have been lucky so far with my guineas. I dont really have any questions. He has his antibiotics, pain killers, and viscotears. There isn't any more I can do, but as that guinea looked so like him I was interested in the outcome. I will keep you posted about Mungo if you want me to?
 

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I thought that too, that some people sadly cant afford to see a vet after all it is expensive and I dont think you realise how expensive until you are in that position. My boy cost me £115 the other night and that amount as an unexpected cost is a lot. Luckily I put an amount away each month and I have been lucky so far with my guineas. I dont really have any questions. He has his antibiotics, pain killers, and viscotears. There isn't any more I can do, but as that guinea looked so like him I was interested in the outcome. I will keep you posted about Mungo if you want me to?
Yes please keep us posted, we are all hoping for a good outcome for your piggy and any posts you make can be really helpful in future for anyone with the same health problem looking for information!
 

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Its not his eye its an abscess on his back tooth, affecting the eye. I can start a new thread but I am interested in how this guinea is doing as it looks so similar
Sorry didn’t mean to offend if I did @Guinea Fan, just thought the same as PigglePuggle says above.
 
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