My peeg is not pooping regularly

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Post   » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:39 pm

As far as I know, his teeth weren't broken.

There is no vet with exp in rodent dentistry. I'm in an Eastern European country, most vets probably didn't even see a guinea pig. The second vet, who is more knowledgeable on the subject compared to my regular vet, basically told me that if he has surgery he's going to die.


Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:03 pm

So, I just noticed that one of his front tooth, the bottom left one, is moving. What do I do?


Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:23 pm

If it falls out, can he still eat with only 1 tooth? It's still 6 hours until I can get to a vet. Not, the last one I took him to, because he's not working Saturdays, the first one.

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Post   » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:56 pm

He may have broken it. See if you can gently pull it out.

It should regrow pretty quickly. Keep an eye on the length of the top tooth on that side -- it may ultimately need to be trimmed if it overgrows too much while it doesn't have an opposing tooth to keep it ground down.

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Post   » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:50 am

So Noty's tooth is almost fully grown again, but his remaining 3 front teeth look even more wonky now.

When his tooth fell and I went to the vet to check on him, the vet cut a bit from him other one also. She cut a bit too much and he was left with a 0.5cm gap between his remaining bottom tooth and his up ones. Now his remaining bottom tooth grew back, but his upper teeth kinda curled inwards and his bottom on is grinding OVER the upper ones. I can try to take pictures if that doesn't make sense.

I decided I should probably level all his teeth off to be straight by the time his bottom tooth finishes growing. But because I know it's hard to control how much you cut with the pinch(?) I thought it might be better to file them.

Unfortunately neither vet#1 or vet#2 have a file so I asked around and found a vet who says they are expert in exotic pets. This vet said they could file his front teeth but he would need to be put under anesthesia. I obviously won't do that, but is it true? Nowhere on the internet where I read about using a file on the front tooth did it say they needed to be anesthetized. They said I should make an appointment and have them check Noty out, but do they sound like they know what they're talking about, should I go to them?

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Post   » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:46 am

If they use a Dremel-type tool to grind down the teeth, they may feel that it's less stressful and safer to have the pig lightly sedated. This likely isn't a full anesthesia as used in surgery; just enough to keep the guinea pig from moving around too much (some vets insist on this for x-rays as well). You can confirm this with the vet. I would also just verify that the vet has done this successfully (preferably a number of times) with other small animals.

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