Guniea pig broke premolar tooth!

tesagal

Post   » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:55 am


Hello there I had to take my piggie to the vet a couple of days ago as relised that she had lost weight as she was 1 kg and when I noticed her weight was down to 580grams. I took her to my vet that is specialises on Guniea pigs and he told me she needed a dental and he did the dental today and then when he had her under he told me that she has broken one of her premolars. And I would like to know that if she has broken a premolar he has done a dental to get the other teeth filed back then will that premolar that is broken to the gum line grow back and if so will that cause her problems with her teeth getting overgrown all the time????

As I have had to pay $550 to her her dental done. But the vet said that she was still eaten abit strange but she was able to take a few bites out of a carrot but she was still eatting slower then a normal piggie. You thoughts would be very appreciated.

Thanks Tessa

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:41 am


Teeth continually grow. I do not know the precise reason your guinea pig's problems happened. You might want to read over the information on the teeth pages:
www.guinealynx.info/teeth.html

If the root is not damaged, the premolar should continue to grow. You need to weigh her daily and hand feed as necessary. Encourage eating hay, as that will help keep the teeth the proper length. An xray can show if there is any type of infection (did the vet do a dental xray?).

The amount of weight loss you describe is extreme. You will need to do all you can to get food into your guinea pig to help her recover. I would not count on her being able to eat enough to maintain weight. Sometimes it takes a while for a guinea pig to be able to eat enough. Pain medication following a planing can help.
www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

tesagal

Post   » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 am


Hello the vet has told me that she may not chew to grind done her teeth the right way and she may have ongoing problems as she has lost a premolar tooth. The vet hasn’t done a X-ray but after the dental he did put her on antibiotics just in case there was any infection where she lost her tooth.

But is it true that if she has lost her tooth that she will have ongoing dental issues. And her teeth won’t go out of alignment due to missing her premolar!!

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Post   » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:06 am


Teeth grow continuously. I hope there was no infection and it regrows.

tesagal

Post   » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:07 pm


Hello there after my female Guniea pig had dental I am finding that she is having problems eating hay and I find when I put a little bit of hay in her mouth to help her she moves her mouth around like it's getting stuck. Has anyone got any ideas on how to help her her back to eating hay again??
And when she did have her dental done the ver told me she has lost one of her premolars and I am not sure of that is why she can't ear the hay?

Please help ASAP!!

tesagal

Post   » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:09 pm


The vet thinks that her premolar won't grow back! And if the roots of her lost teeth are no longer there then can the mean that not won't grow back or is there a food chance that it will grow back!

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm


It sounds like you will need to hand feed her. See the link I posted above.

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Post   » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:38 pm


My guess is that the vet trimmed her front teeth too short, and that's the reason why she can't eat. Try cutting things into short slivers, like matchsticks, and putting them in her mouth toward her back teeth. If she can chew and eat once the food gets back to the molars, she'll be able to eat again by herself when her front teeth grow out a little.

tesagal

Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:20 am


I find that she is able to eat parsley storks and the leaves bit when not comes to grass or hay then I put some in her mouth and push it near her back they then she just starts drooling and she opens her mouth ota like it's getting stuck.

She is able to eat tomato fine and corn cob and she can bite into carrot. I don't know if she will have to be put to sleep if she can't ear hay or grass cause her premolar is not there and we are not sure if it will.frow back or not,

tesagal

Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:38 am


Need your help as soon as possible

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:49 am


Have you started hand feeding?
www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

Pain medication can also help. I would call your vet this morning.

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:54 am


You might also see if she'll eat Critical Care or a pellet mash if you put a blob of it on a plate.

tesagal

Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:27 pm


I have been hand feeding her but that is not going to help her with eating hay to grind down her teeth.

I am trying so hard to give her timothy hay and a sweet one. She smells it and then walks away from it.

I have also been put critical care on a plate in her xagw but she won't touch it!

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:34 pm


Then feed her with a syringe. Lynx gave you a link to instructions.

tesagal

Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:57 am


i am now finding that my girl will only ear the hay when I feed it to her. Bit I am finding that she now has got very runny poops.

I don't know of she has really runny poop cause she has only been eating vegies for the last 3 days but she also has hay in her cage if she wants it!!

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Post   » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 am


Contact your vet asap. You need to be feeding crushed pellets or Critical Care. Diarrhea is deadly.
www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html
www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html

tesagal

Post   » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:31 am


Hello the vet is telling me that my gunies pig is not moving her the way that she should be and that he thinks that the reason she is not eating hay is due to her missing her premolae tooth.

And we don't know if her premolar will grow back at all either as don't know when it broke or how she broke it. And he thinks that id the tooth don't grow back then we may have to put her to sleep and I don't want that to happen at all!!

Phantomhorse

Post   » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:28 am


Is the vet you are seeing a recommended vet? This sounds odd to me. I had a guinea pig that fractured multiple teeth to the gumline that recovered fine. If your guinea pig is still having trouble eating, she may be in pain. You can absolutely do many things to help her, and based on what you are describing now, she should not need to be put down from this. Ditto Lynx and bpatters - Critical care has many ingredients that she needs to be getting, and if she is hungry then she will likely take it. Another option aside from critical care is timothy based pellets, they are made of nothing but timothy hay, and if you put them in water they get nice and soft. The weight loss is very drastic, and you should be weighing her daily to make sure that she isn't losing more. I have had a guinea pig survive off of nothing but critical care for weeks. If your vet doesn't think that the root is there, an x-ray will confirm, and show you if there are any underlying problems in her mouth overall. If you aren't proactive and trying to handfeed to get her weight up, she will continue to deteriorate and you will not be able to save her. Her eating hay to grind down her teeth is NOT what you need to be focusing on right now. She has lost nearly half of her body weight and that can be, and usually is life threatening. If you don't get her weight up, she will continue to decline. Her teeth will wear down well enough with her chewing the critical care or mash. Worst case, she needs to get them trimmed.

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Post   » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:14 pm


Another option aside from critical care is timothy based pellets, they are made of nothing but timothy hay, ...
Just a quick note to say timothy pellets have lots of other ingredients, not just timothy.
www.guinealynx.info/pellets.html

tesagal

Post   » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:33 pm


The vet has said to me that She is not moving her teeth the way that she should because she has broken her premolae tooth. And they don't know if her premolar tooth will grow back or not.

Can anyone tell.me if a x-ray will show if there is any roots were she lost the tooth. as the ver said that there's a 3mm hole where her premolae was.

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