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Please Help, Guinea Pig Head Tilting!

raining.ashes

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Hi, so my 2 month old guinea pig has been sneezing alot, and was recently diagnosed with a bacterial infection. The vet that I go to has run multiple tests, and so far her explanations of the tests have said that the bacteria is antibiotic resistant, but beyond that she has been very vague and hasn't gotten back to me in over 24 hours since I last called. ANYWAYS, right now Pippa's head seems to be set on a permanent tilt, especially when she is resting in her bed. Her one ear came up with alot of dry crusty eye goops that appeared brown and black. I don't know what to do.
 

Beansthepiggy

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Hi, is your veterinarian a specialist in exotic pets? When my beans was a baby he had a bacterial infection that caused sneezing and crust in his eyes. Before the place I bought him had him on antibiotics and then had me give him benebac? Think that is what it is called. Obviously I am not a Veterinarian nor a professional but that helped beans recover. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. Does he eat? I know piggies need allot of foods that provide vitamin C, I give my piggies bell peppers and high vitamin C foods spinach ect and hay. Keep us posted, I am sure I wasn't much help but I am wishing the best
 

Livia Rabideau

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Possibly an ear infection? My rabbit had a head tilt when he had e cunniculi. I am so sorry you are going through all of this with no answers or relief. How frustrating! Is there another vet you can go to for a second opinion?
 

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Head tilt can be caused by a number of things from ear mites through to neurological conditions. You need to see a vet for correct treatment. Unfortunately any delay in treatment could leave the piggy with permanent head tilt
 
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Ditto to the above @raining.ashes . There's nothing that can be done as home treatment for head tilt. Only a vet can deal with it.
 

raining.ashes

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Hi, is your veterinarian a specialist in exotic pets? When my beans was a baby he had a bacterial infection that caused sneezing and crust in his eyes. Before the place I bought him had him on antibiotics and then had me give him benebac? Think that is what it is called. Obviously I am not a Veterinarian nor a professional but that helped beans recover. I'm so sorry that you're going through this. Does he eat? I know piggies need allot of foods that provide vitamin C, I give my piggies bell peppers and high vitamin C foods spinach ect and hay. Keep us posted, I am sure I wasn't much help but I am wishing the best
Thank you so much! She was on antibiotics but they weren't working but she is still on been bac. My veternarian is an exotic specialist, but her help hasn't been the greatest so far so I am in the process of looking for another one.
 
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DM030819

@raining.ashes Have you tried posting on Guinea Lynx to ask which vets to use? I know that vets will chat to each other and help diagnose, so if there isn't one in your area then your vet will be able to talk to another specialist for advice.
 
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