- And got the T-shirt
However, we've seen several guinea pigs who have had to be neutered to resolve that problem. It stops all that sperm production that blocks the penis, and thus allows for a freer flow of urine.
If I'm being honest it was kind of difficult to give them to him but he was a trooper. Now that the 7 days are over his eye doesn't seem very improved. At some points it's fine and at other points it looks sensitive with him squinting it while his right eye is totally normal. Two things I would add to this are, I'm an optician and work with a doctor, an optometrist, and he said that sometimes the tobramycin doesn't stay in the eye quite long enough and he would recommend arythomycin which helps for scratches but is a salve and while it may give him a bit of blurry vision, stays on the eye longer. Although I don't want to pretend I think that would be very easy to administer on a guinea pig!
I have a call into the vet with that information, hoping that they'll prescribe that and have us give it another go. The second thing I wanted to mention is in the past I've had guinea pigs who have black skin but this guinea pig has very very pale skin. When we go outside and sit in the grass, not even in direct sunlight, his eyes get teary and the rims of his eyes get very pink. He's basically an Irishman at heart, with all pink feet as well. Needless to say he just has naturally sensitive skin that I have to be careful of, he should be wearing a cap and sunglasses at all times.
The tech at the vet did say that the vet may want to see him again, and this time they would want to sedate him to do a more thorough exam, but at this point between our puppy and the guinea pig we have literally been spending hundreds of dollars a month since February on them and I'm hoping perhaps someone here has another suggestion.
Could it be allergies in just one eye? My allergies have been really bad and we do keep the windows open so we don't have to constantly run the air conditioner. We live in the northeast of the US, in New England. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, creams will stay in better than drops. I would use them.
Is it one eye or two? I would avoid irritants outside if being outside bothers him.
I take it you have looked over:
Allergies are possible but not as likely as respiratory infections. You want to sort through an injury or irritation to the eye vs. a medical condition contributing to the eyes watering. Note if there are any other signs. For example, elongated teeth can make an eye tear. An eye can tear because the tear duct is blocked. That eye page might give you some ideas.