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Both Pepper and Rexy are on a continued course of sulfatrim- recovery is slow but getting there i think? There seem to be really good days and then bad days so i’m not sure. Peppers nose has a lot of mucus in it- is there anything i can get her that would clear it up? Not sure i trust my vets completely so i’m not keen to ask them- we went last on Thursday where the vet told us the only antibiotics available for guinea pigs were Baytril and Sulfatrim. Although he is specialised in small animals (said on the website) and seemed to be quite experienced. I think clearing Peppers nose would help her quite a bit although the vet said her heart sounded strong and her lungs were clear :)
 

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I’m not sure what you could do to clear her nose to be honest. Why is it you don’t trust your vet? Where are they located by the way?
 

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I’m not sure what you could do to clear her nose to be honest. Why is it you don’t trust your vet? Where are they located by the way?
Tunbridge wells. our vets are very good with the guinea pigs but the fact that last week the vet said the only antibiotics available for gps are baytril and sulfatrim... which i know not to be true :(
 

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Perhaps they’re one available for what he thinks they may be suffering from? Have they had both and no improvement on them? Sorry I don’t know the back story.
 

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You could ask your vet for some bisolvon powder. You add a pinch onto some wet cucumber or similar and it helps dry up the mucus.
 

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Perhaps they’re one available for what he thinks they may be suffering from? Have they had both and no improvement on them? Sorry I don’t know the back story.
They improved quite a bit on Baytril but once the course finished they went back to being just as bad. the vet wasn’t keen to try baytril again because they’d been on it for over a month. they’ve improved a bit on Sulfatrim but not much, they’ve been on sulfatrim for almost 2 weeks now
 

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I second @VickiA 's tip of asking your vet for bisolvon powder. It is mucus thinning and improves the breathing when the problem is sitting in the nose. Especially in view that guinea pigs are not good mouth breathers.
 

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Trinity in Maidstone are the main specialist GP vets I can highly rate for this part of the country, if you ever do want to change vet, they are not too far from you should you ever need them.
 
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