Niko 2 1/2 yr old sow blood in urine

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:58 pm


Just aim for a little less than 0.1 cc. I think the directions mention it should be at most maybe 3 or 4 drops? (more for topical)

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:11 pm


See the last photo on this thread. It might help. It looks like blue line on the syringe is marked at .06.

http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30325

hbee

Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:07 pm


Thank you Lynx and Catie Cavy - that is very helpful - going to get some gloves to protect my hands while I use this - any suggestions on treating her skin which is raw and flaky?

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:36 pm


Perhaps cold pressed coconut oil? If there is a fungal infection (can be concurrent), an antifungal cream might help.

gl/fungus.html

Some products should not be put on open wounds.

hbee

Post   » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:33 pm


I'm using the coconut oil - seems to help

hbee

Post   » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:31 am


Well I keep applying the coconut oil, but she is still so itchy - when I do apply I look at my hands and there are little black slivers of something (skin?) she does have black skin on her back half. I am beginning to think this may be fungal. Does anyone have pics of fungal skin besides those on guinea lynx for reference

bpatters
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Post   » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:50 am


There's not much to see.

Have you tried one of the antifungal creams (Lotrimin, Nystatin, Monistat, etc)?

hbee

Post   » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:06 pm


Not yet, but I do have Nizarol shampoo at home for my own hair - I can try that out and get the cream

hbee

Post   » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:27 pm


Niko has been shampooed with Nizorol and I put Micronazole Nitrate on her skin. However she is still biting at and itching - can the cream be harmful to her if she ingests it?

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:33 pm


You should be rubbing any cream in very well.

And if she had mites, the bath would have increased the itching. Water drives the mites wild, and they drive the pig wild. It's generally better not to shampoo unless you're certain the problem isn't mites.

hbee

Post   » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:39 am


Okay I made sure that the cream is rubbed in all the way - I am getting lots of tufts of hair coming out with skin/crust attached to it. Can I use the Ivermectin while using the Miconazole cream?

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:56 am


Yes.

hbee

Post   » Thu May 11, 2017 11:34 pm


Updates on Niko my now 4-year-old female guinea pig - The skin infections/mites have gone away and I bow down to the Coconut Oil magic - I use it on her all the time and she loves it and it keeps her skin from getting itchy. We have had much suffering through the passing of sludge and some small stones. I finally took her to the vet and she is now on antibiotic Baytril and a probiotic benebac plus the Metacam for pain. She is eating her hay and veggies and drinking water. She is still screeching out in pain when she has a bowel movement....vet said if I found her to still be painful in a week we can put her on Tramadol. I was surprised that this is prescribed for piggies - has anyone had experience with this med?

bpatters
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Post   » Thu May 11, 2017 11:51 pm


Yes, it's prescribed for pigs, but I'd want to know what's causing the pain. In some pigs stones can recur within days, and that's not really a situation that will resolve itself. Has she had an x-ray to check for bladder stones?

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu May 11, 2017 11:51 pm


I have not used it but several members here have. You can do a search for other people's experiences with it.

hbee

Post   » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:29 pm


Niko has not had any stones to speak of but her urine is very cloudy and I got a sample today when I weighed her in the bread pan. I want to take this to the vet for cytology. Is it best to store in the fridge? I will be heading over there first thing tomorrow morning which is in about 10 hours. She is still painful when I palpate her bladder but she has been fairly active (witnessed some popcorning and racing around her cage a bit, made me so happy!) She is eating most of her pellets, hay and fresh lettuce, orange slice at night and cucumber during the day. She is hiding under her blanket a bit but I think that is because I had to run the AC and it's close to her cage. She seems to have resolved whatever issue she had from falling last year thank goodness, she is a little wobbly but can navigate her cage well enough and is alert and curious!

hbee

Post   » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:39 pm


Also she is now 945 grams so she has put on some weight!

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:42 am


Yes, the refrigerator should work. Glad to hear she has put on some weight!

Talishan
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Post   » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:07 pm


Excellent news. Please let us know what the vet sees in her urine.

hbee

Post   » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:34 pm


Niko has been to the vet every couple of weeks following a seizure. The symptoms were running around in a small circle, walking with an unsteady gait, head bobbing, falling over and labored breathing. She was rushed to my vet for after-hours care and she was given fluids and we did a lead test just in case since she chews on the bars of her cage every day. Her symptoms had resolved by the time she was seen, but we have kept a close watch on her. The vet said that she must have had some kind of neurological episode and could not explain why or how based on testing.

ON another note, Niko has been seen for the last couple of months due to calcium sludge in her bladder - she has had blood work that confirmed a high calcium level. I have been very careful about what i am feeding her but I am at a loss. Is there such a thing as a special diet for guinea pigs suseptible to high calcium? I have been double filtering my water first through a Brita faucet filter and then through a zero water filter kept in the fridge. She is still painful to have a bowel movement or to urinate but I have her on Metacam and it does seem to take the edge off. She isn't as cheerful as I would like and hides a bit in her little fleece tunnel but she is eating her pellets, lettuce, and veggies and comes out daily to take in hay and water. The last visit to the vet they gave her a topical treatment for mites due to her itching and losing hair on her side (again). They told me that the mites happened because her body is under stress and they aren't sure what is next. I am worried. We are going to the vet in 1/2 hour for her second treatment for the mites. I don't want to do another sonogram and xray but I fear I must do so. Just wanted the community to know how she is progressing and seek any comfort and/or advice.

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