Jay and Jersey's thread

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Apr 10, 2022 8:17 pm


I am thinking of asking the vet whether it would be a good idea to start Jay on hormone injections. She did have a quick ultrasound whilst there but vet didn't know what he was looking at. Plus he could feel nothing.

She is showing all signs apart from fur lost. The vet said it was that as she would be bleeding and in pain etc. Anyways I bit my tongue. She is definitely in season and presenting herself, off her food and swollen tummy region(not hard). Now Jessie was on a cattle one but can't remember the name. Would anyone know the name of drug Jessie was on? Leave it to these vets and they might give her one for parakeets or something. Thanks in advance. Keep you posted.

Rearranged pen so she can see Jewel now but all she does is lay at barrier looking at her. When put onto neutral territory she fights like a tiger. Can't win with this one!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:38 pm


You are saying she has ovarian cysts?
http://www.guinealynx.info/ovarian_cysts.html

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:55 pm


You are saying she has ovarian cysts

I think so. Even though Ashley felt and saw nothing Jay is displaying same symptoms as Jessie did when she had cyst in her ovaries. But she might have something else as every piggy is different. Only going by past experiences. Thanks for reply Lynx.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:57 pm


Just got back from the vet. Vet couldn't feel any cyst, she did an X-ray and couldn't see any neither. So she is looking into hormone injection for behaviour issues. She will look up best one to get and order it. NOT sure where I read it but can one give guinea pigs Valium? This I have at home for myself. I am not sure if I saw it or not. I might have dreamt it. Mind all over the place. Thanks in advance!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:19 pm


Valium is prescribed by a vet in specific doses to sometimes stimulate appetite.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:00 am


Is it safe to use? Safer than some of the medication my girls have be subjected too. Thanks Lynx.

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Post   » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:59 am


You have to have a vet prescribe it to have it recorded in your guinea pig's treatment and to have the dose administered properly (the right amount).

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Apr 12, 2022 7:33 pm


What hormone is good to use for behaviour? Something has to be used to calm her down. She is like a dog in season and wants to be with other pigs but when put in with one she just fights. So she is lonely but when she has a friend she fights. She is her own worse enemy. Thanks Lynx.

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Post   » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:58 pm


From the ovarian cyst page. This should help with hormonal issues too.
For guinea pigs that are poor surgical candidates, hormone treatments such as HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) may temporarily shrink ovarian cysts.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Apr 13, 2022 2:12 am


Thanks Lynx. Just clarifying Jay has no cyst what she does have is bad piggy attitude! Will pass onto vet! Thanks again.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:22 am


Anyone heard of the hormone Gonadorelin. She would get 25ug then a repeat in 2 weeks. Would like opinions. Thanks. Google says it causes females to ovulate. I am not sure Jay needs help with that. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=Gonadorelin

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:53 pm


Would it not be better to get her eating first like putting her on Valium or something similar? Both vets are sure she has no cyst. Any hormone injection would be for behaviour only. It is I think getting her eating is more important. Thanks Lynx.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 3:13 am


Jay goes to vet next week for second hormone injection. I am not happy with this soft palette diagnoses as I thought to have it one had to be born with it yet Jay was just over 3 when breathing(like blocked nose) started.

I googled it and got these https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=guinea+pigs+and+soft+palette. It just seems to me very strange for a guinea pig to have it. Remember these vets see 85% dog and cats and farm animals with sometimes wildlife. Not many guinea pigs, rabbits etc. Could it be anything else? When hand fed or eating by herself she does cough/ choke a little at times. I can find no lumps around throat/neck area. Thanks in advance.

When I see vet it is a different vet to get second opinion and see what she thinks.She is younger than first vet and may have idea? Plus she is more open to put details on VIN website!

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 8:19 am


Not at all familiar with the soft palate diagnosis. But hope it helps get her the right treatment.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu May 12, 2022 4:43 pm


I know how you struggle to get a good vet, I hope you can find one who can figure out what’s going on with your pig. I had never heard of this soft palate issue until you posted the link.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:37 pm


Took Jay to the vet and was told Jay had dermatology on front paw. Was told to put Amacin eye and ear ointment on it. Was scared she'd digest it so only using salt and water. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:34 am


I am unsure of what "...dermatology on front paw" means. Do you mean dermatitis? I think that would be an irritation of the skin. Can you describe the problem?

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:53 am


Yes, Dermatitis. All she has is no fur on foot where toes are and she bites her foot like one would after a mozzie bite. The more you scratch the better it is. Thanks for reply Lynx. Sorry for confusion my brain went blank thinking of the name.

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Post   » Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:03 am


I wish Jay good luck, too!!
When Ringo had gentamicyn cream we watch him for some time after every application, its easier with dogs,..you can try apply it and than put her on the floor or give her a lot of vegetables so that she wont be focused on licking it away and of course watch her..or maybe you can try it during she sleeps but thats for lazy animals, only..

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