Unsure of what happened to my pig

Lisa12

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:15 am


Oh my god..I am so sorry:(. I didnt see the rest of ugly photos..
Lynx can you please remove my post if its offensive...iam sorry. I only saw the first two phots on second page

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:29 am


Those pictures were shocking. Those poor guinea pigs. Broke my heart to see them like that! Hoping your piggy gets better really soon!

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Sef
I dissent.

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:09 pm


I'm not sure what you're asking. Adult male guinea pig testicles are fairly obvious. Are you seeing something unusual? You might do a Google search for "male guinea pig genitals" to compare.

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:11 pm


That is interesting. I added a link to the pdf in the Records forum.

Lisa12

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:36 pm


Sef, thanks I did that and it seems with Irie that everything is allright. If I ll see ever anything wrong he will be taken to vet so he will check out, but for now I think its not needed.

I am sorry I posted the link, cause I love guinea pigs and here its written(i only look at the first two photos to see whats normalon the inside and outside),its written that they killed the pigs(euthanasia) to research them.And I am against it, i love animals and i am vegetarian, but Lynx, you know what kind ofpolicy you have.

And Daisymay thanks for good wishes!

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Sef
I dissent.

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:40 pm


Very good; I'm glad it seems all is normal.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:53 pm


Lisa12, I absolutely understand your sadness regarding the euthanasia and dissection. Despite my sadness too, I do appreciate that this information can be of value in keeping our guinea pigs healthy.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:49 pm


I was going to say the same thing, but I didn't know how to put it without sounding insensitive. The valuable medical information our vets have keeps their sacrifice from being in vain. I feel a great deal of gratitude as well as sympathy for the ones who gave their lives so that other guinea pigs can be properly medicated and healed.

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Sef
I dissent.

Post   » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:53 pm


Ditto. It is distressing to see something like that, but think of it as potentially helping countless other guinea pigs through the information gained.

Lisa12

Post   » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:31 am


HEy we have a question for you:)!
What brands of watter bottles do you have?

Irie likes the one with a long *gate* Vitakrafts one...
you ve got to fix the gate on plastic part yourself and than there is a watter bottle...
However, we botught the new one..i clean it regulary with tooth brush i have special for this..but it was so oldand i couldnt clean everything so i bought new one..
We re not very happy cause the water is sometimes coming out of it on its own..so...I fix it..and its a little better ...but still:S

I hope we will manage to repair this, cause he really loves thoose ones... And we even bought two so we have some parts that we can change..if something is off in one...we re so into do everything the best so Irie is one spoiled happy swine;).
Which type of watter bottles do you have..?

And all the best from us:)!!

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ItsaZoo
Supporter in 2020

Post   » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:53 pm


I have a Kaytee Critter Canteen. It's just the cheapy kind that the local humane society sells. It works reasonably well and always dispenses water, but it does drip from time to time. I put a potholder under it and that is usually damp. There aren't a lot of different bottles around here and I don't want to start ordering different ones just to find out they all drip, so I put up with it.

bpatters
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Post   » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:53 am


There's a washer in the spout of the bottle, where the spout connects to the bottle. Make sure it's the right size and is seated properly.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:30 pm


The washer is seated tight and in good shape. I took it out and cleaned it, then put it back and it’s snug. I had a different Kaytee bottle that was great but I dropped it on a tile floor and the neck cracked. This one is a little different design. The best bottle I had was aLiving World from Petsmart. I managed to damage that one and they don’t have that kind anymore.

Lisa12

Post   » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am


We have some more serious problems this time we re 5years, 3 months old:).

I notice eye discharge recently more on left eye..i am not very impressed. The eye look okay and there is not a lot of it..its like in the morning its okay and that in the noon i see it.
HE is infected with bordetella since september 2018, but i think it doesnt have a lot to do with it, cause its only in one eye.
He s having occasional nebuliser treatment with Gentamcyn other wise he is on top form.
I hope he is not getting blind or this is not from nebuliser.. i read it can hurt the eyes with long term use..
And do they use tobramcyn for eyes or not for pigs?

I ll send you a photo and take him to vet if this will continue.. but for now, when there is little of it, can i clean it with chamomile tea...?
I wouldnt like to cause any damage.
If anybody knows and its bothered to answer we will be grateful!

bpatters
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Post   » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:49 pm


Can you post a picture? It could be that the drainage duct on that eye is stopped up and that you're seeing a backup of cleaning fluid.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:27 pm


Just what I initially was thinking (drainage duct on the eye stopped up). You could try warm wet compresses on the eye to see if it would help.
A tiny bit of massage could be done if the eye otherwise looks fine and there is no redness (possible injury or something stuck under the lid).

Lisa12

Post   » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:32 pm


Thanks,eye was okay than and stillis so i didnt send photo if we will have anymore problems, we will send Lynx photo... We can also visit Ringos vet who declared him a legend:).She s the best for eye problems and Ringo had glaucoma for last year and ahalf and she said at his age she wont operate him as it was too risky so she gave alternative treatmentwith three types of drops. She was always there for us and i wont ever forget it+i am sure if his little brother from another mother will have eye problems she will help-she always gave us 100% and had solution for us:)Always-but shes dog vet.

However lately we had some problems Irie was sneezing a lot and i am cleaning the dust,shaking the hay...he has chronic stuffed nose.Yesterdayat night he was making some wierd sounds from his lungs(he also has asthma butit was different).But as he is also permanently infected all thoose sounds and stuff -i think only i sort of know why is he doingwhat.

Couple of days ago we tried NaCl inhlations just to make his nose not stuffed, but it didnt help nothing, i ll put him on Gentamcyn inhalations but we really really try to use it as little as possible. For now we wont be visiting vets. Irie was last time at vets on31.7.2020for sucessfully removed skin formation, cause i dont wanna stress him and we dont have regular vet now..so we will go when we really must.

I had to write somewhere hope you likereading our update.His weight is stable924gand he reached 5 and a half(when ex vet declaredhe ll probably die of sepsis we could only dream about that age,but we did and we are still here!!) and thanks to you all too..
And we re..we re very happy for this even when having problems(today was horrible-we didnt sleep cause irie was having problems,my mentor said my diploma is still notgood enough cause there are too many quotesand i went to be covid tested with dad cause we re opening the store again-and there were so many people you have to wait more than an hour so we went hometwice..oh, well...) So,here s the update and i hope Irie will getbetter like he did always before..

Lisa12

Post   » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:41 pm


Oh and we ordered two most quality two types of hay today..so Irie will be happy. You know every time troubles hit us we hit back twice as hard:)

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ItsaZoo
Supporter in 2020

Post   » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:35 pm


I hope Irie improves as well and doesn't have something serious. Do you have an exotic vet that you can go to? I know some of the vets you had weren't so good, but hopefully you have someone for serious illnesses.

I hope you stay safe and your dad as well.

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Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:16 pm


I hope you and your dad stay safe too.

Can you tell me more about how you do NaCl inhalations? It is good to hear his weight is stable.

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