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My guinea pig has peed blood and whines during urination. Is

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My guinea pig has peed blood and whines during urination. Is there an over the counter option for antibacterial meds. I am unable to take him to a vet. Not sure what to do.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Unfortunately, antibiotics are only available via prescription for this species (they cannot even take some of the more common ones used for other animals or people). So, if Henry is urinating blood and a bladder infection is a concern (though we can also see this with bladder stones, urine crystals, and bladder tumors), then he really does need to be seen by your local vet. If if funds are a concern, there is help. First, if you have a VCA or Banfield veterinary hospital near you, then you might consider taking advantage of their free first consult offers. You can find vouchers for this via VCA: (http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer) & Banfield : (http://www.banfield.com/landing-pages/coupon). Otherwise, you could consider checking out the Humane Society's database (http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html) or ASPCA’s database (https://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/financial-help-my-vet-bills). Both have a lot of branches nationwide, along with ties to other assistance organizations that can keep down costs and surely will be willing to help.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for the information and links. I really appreciate it.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

I am glad I could give you some options.

Best wishes for you both,

Dr. B.

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.
Hi Amy Thulin,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Henry. How is everything going?

Dr. B.