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Dental Slanted front teeth

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Hi, my gp has a slanted front teeth. I found the cause is abscess but I wonder what can cause the abscess? What is the treatment? and how can I prevent this problem?
Meanwhile, the gp is at the vet clinic but I'm really worried since he stopped eating.
 

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There could be many reasons for an abscess to form. We can only guess. It’s not something you can really prevent - even with the very best care, some piggies do just get abscesses.
is he being syringe fed?
 

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No, we tried but the gp really refuse.
The vet drain the abscess so we hope the gp will eat on his own.
What usually is the treatment for eating problem caused by abscess?
 

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I'm not sure drain is the right word,
The vet like pump the pus out, and gave antibiotics.
 

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No, we tried but the gp really refuse.
The vet drain the abscess so we hope the gp will eat on his own.
What usually is the treatment for eating problem caused by abscess?
Hi!
I am very sorry. Has your vet put your boy on an antibiotic?

You need to tough it out and get the food into him, every two hours as much as you can and once or twice through the might. You have to feed the more often the less you can get into a piggy off their food. You are aiming at 40-60 ml in 24 hours to keep your guinea pig alive and the gut working. It is very exhausting and challenging; I have been there myself a few times. But it can make the difference between life and death.
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide (although contains a chapter on dental guinea pigs, but these are piggies that want to eat but can no longer chew. You are dealing with a guinea pig a BIG toothache.)

You will hopefully find that the relief from the pressure of the abscess means that eating is easier again but then again, an antibiotic (especially a strong one) can also have an effect on the gut microbiome that is crucial for the breaking down and the absorption of the food in the gut and dampen/kill the antibiotic if you are unlucky.

All the best!
 

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No, we tried but the gp really refuse.
The vet drain the abscess so we hope the gp will eat on his own.
What usually is the treatment for eating problem caused by abscess?

I can only echo wiebke’s comments, it’s essential that a piggy who is not eating at all or not eating enough for itself must be syringe fed.
has your piggy been given any pain relief?
 

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Thank you all for your answers!
The gp was at the vet clinic for the night and they said they fed him by syringe and he also ate on his own.
The antibiotic was given to the gp by injection, and also pain relief.
The gp is home now and it doesnt seem he is eating on his own so I will try a syringe feeding.
 

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It looks very easy on the video, and I tried but the gp just refuse and spit it out and seem suffer.
I dont know what to do, if I should keep insisting to make him eat or maybe I'm just too stressed and all he needs right now is rest and will eat on his own later when he wants.
 

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It looks very easy on the video, and I tried but the gp just refuse and spit it out and seem suffer.
I dont know what to do, if I should keep insisting to make him eat or maybe I'm just too stressed and all he needs right now is rest and will eat on his own later when he wants.
as we have said, if he will not eat lots of hay independently then you must syringe feed. You must also weigh your piggy each day as if he is losing weight then he isn’t eating any needs to be syringe fed more often.
 
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