I have 60 ml Metronidazole Benzoate oral solution and each 5ml contains 200mg Metronidazole. I am confused how much to give them because the Anti-parasite page says 20-60mg/kg every 12hours. So what should I consider-20mg/kg or more?
Also I bought two probiotics. Which one should I give and how much?
1. Nutrolin B syrup - contains lactic acid bacillus, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Nicotinamide, Vitamin B6 and B3.
2. Enterogermina Oral suspension - contains bacillus clausii spores.
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Cupid eats a good amount of hay and veggies but he is still having poop issues.
I will gradually reduce the amount of veggies to one cup and change the type of hay and see if they improve.
Thank you everyone for your help.
Any tips, similer experiences or suggestions would be appreciated.
My vet feels that since topical treatment is not working, we could try oral treatment, like deworming them. Any views/suggestions on this?
Yesterday I gave 9th dose of Ivermectin to them. Should I stop Ivermectin also?
Looking at the original pictures you sent, it looks much more like mites than fungus (though they can be concurrent and treating for fungus was still a reasonable move). If you have any cold pressed coconut oil, it could sooth dry skin. Keep a close eye on the skin and look for redness.
It is possible you could get an inexpensive digital microscope to take pictures of the skin. I have been able to do that to identify very tiny bugs. It would allow you to monitor the skin for changes and let your vet know what you see in case it worsens.
This is one example of an inexpensive digital microscope:
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I would try Revolution (selamectin, it may be called Stronghold in your country) topically before any kind of oral dewormer. Guinea pigs do not need to be dewormed unless they've picked up serious parasites, usually from being outdoors.
I will stop the antifungal baths and try my luck with antifungal cream and cold pressed coconut oil. If the scratching still doesn't stop then will ask my vet for Selamectin. My piggies have never been out except for vet visits. They are always in the house under the fan/AC.
Took him to a new vet today (my vet is out of country for a month) and she said that his lymph nodes has enlarged and have asked for a dental X-ray.
She also said that he has ear infection and gave ear drops-
She gave Enroflaxacin (0.1 ml twice a day X 5 days) and a Probiotic (1 gram added to food X 10days)-
Additional information- powder contains Bacteria/Yeast (lactobacillus acidophilus, saccharomyces boulardii), Enzymes (pepsin, papain, bromelain, protease, lipase, amylase, oxbile), Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride), Amini acids (glutamine, methionine), MOS & FOS.
For the hair loss and thick,dark,itchy skin on the belly she has prescribed cream-
She said Selamectin is not available in India and she will have to check with her supplier if he has it.
1. Are all the medications and probiotic she prescribed correct? (Because she is new to me)
2. What is the exact dosage (mg/kg) for enrofloxacin? Guinealynx page says 2.5-10.0 mg/kg. I have a 10% solution and each ml contains 100mg. Sandy weighs 620 grams. What would be the exact dose for him?
Thanking you in advance.
p.s. there is no "exact dose" for enrofloxacin. A range of dosages is listed. Depending on what is wrong, a vet may give more or less.
So if you use the 2.5mg/kg you will get one dose and if you use the 10mg/kg you will get a larger one. Or the dose could be something in between, like 5mg/kg. The dose you give should fall within that range.
I come up with a low of 0.016cc to a high of 0.065cc using a concentration of 100mg/ml and a weight of 0.65kg.
I checked the ingredients of the ear drops and they are all listed here on guinealynx, so I am assuming it is safe to use.
Now if someone could please help with the cream and probiotic, I would be 100% stressfree. Are they ok? Should I continue with the same?