Chronic Bloating

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Topaz

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 6:11 am


I'm so sorry. :(

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 8:07 am


I am so sorry, Shirl123. This is so sad.

maremma

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 10:41 am


Oh Shirl123 I am so terribly sorry. I am heartbroken for you and with you.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 11:20 am


I'm so very sorry.

Brandilynn
Who's your Branni?

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 11:59 am


I am so sorry. She was loved by you and loved well.

klynne

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 3:35 pm


I'm terribly sorry.

capybara
Supporter in '13

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 5:14 pm


I'm so sorry you lost Milly. It is so hard to lose them, especially when they're part of the family for so long. You stood by her and did everything you possibly could for her, and I'm sure she knew it. Take care.

GP Lover
My home, ruled by pigs!

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 5:20 pm


I'm so sorry you lost her. She was lucky to have been so loved.

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CICSTEVE

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 5:38 pm


I am very sorry you loss her. You sure did everything that you could. She was very lucky to of had you.

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ellissian

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 7:00 pm


Im so sorry Shirl.

Talishan
You can quote me

Post   » Tue May 15, 2007 8:36 pm


" ... but I think we made the last few months more comfortable for her."

I think you did, too. And that counts for a lot.

Godspeed and safe passage, Milly. You are very much loved and will never be forgotten.

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tiggyswift

Post   » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:53 pm


I am new to this site, and am sorry to hear about Milly. I recently lost a piggy to bloat, I think, but he also had seizures for a few months(only 3 or 4 seizures). My Licorice was 8 days away from his 4th birthday, which is average I guess. I tried my best to save him, and feel terrible that I couldn't. He was our baby, a true sweetheart that kissed us all the time. He was a happy little guy! My heart goes out to you. It has been just over 2 weeks since we lost our Licorice.
We have 1 male left named Elmo, who is 2 years old. He has been depressed since he lost his friend, too. Good luck to you. remember all the good times you had with her. It does help a little.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:24 pm


tiggyswift, welcome to GL. Actually 3 (nearly 4) is barely even middle aged. Guinea pigs frequently live 6-8 years.

Consider getting a friend for your remaining pig.

(I'm not sure why you pulled up this very old thread?)

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tiggyswift

Post   » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:09 pm


I was looking up information on chronic bloat, and found this thread. I guess my 2 pigs were unlucky with their health,if they were only middle aged. I have heard various ages for average life span. They both received great care. Maybe the breeder they came from had problems with her piggies health, but I am not sure. Anyway, I got a friend for Elmo today. He is my 2 year old I got from a shelter in April. Hopefully these 2 will fare better healthwise. I sure do love piggies! Thanks for the welcome.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:50 pm


Anyway, I got a friend for Elmo today
Be sure to quarantine the new boy for 3 weeks if he came from a shelter or petstore.

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tiggyswift

Post   » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:44 pm


I will. He is in his own cage. He appears healthy , just scared out of his mind right now. He looks great! I would have preferred to go to a breeder, but none in my area, and we needed a friend for Elmo. He will be alone for at least 3 weeks.

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Mum
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:56 pm


Ah, I see you aren't familiar with this forums views on breeding.

So I assume he came from a petshop?

In this case quarantine really needs to be behind closed doors. You'll also need to treat him with topical ivermectin, whether or not you see signs of mites:

http://www.guinealynx.info/mites.html

You can do this very easily at home yourself.

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tiggyswift

Post   » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:01 pm


Is breeding not a good thing? I have only had piggies for a few years now, and have not really discussed this with anyone. I know some pet store/shelter animals don't seem as healthy, to me anyway. That was my only option at this time. Where can I get this ivermectin? only through a vet I assume?

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:37 pm


gl/ivermectin.html

Farm supply or online.

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tiggyswift

Post   » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:27 pm


Thanks for the advice

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