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Good morning, I just signed in and saw your question. I'm sorry your little friend is having such a tough time, it must be very upsetting for you to see this. My first thought is he could be lacking enough vitamin C in his diet. Guinea pigs are like humans when it comes to Vito C, and cannot make it in their body so it needs to be in their food. If vita. C is too low it can cause swollen, painful joints as well as a reluctance to move around. Now he will need some larger doses of vit. C and it can take a week to get him walking normally. I would like to discuss ways to increase his vita. C in his diet. If you are available now, we can arrange to go over some things to help for the longer term. I am ready to help more, let me know if you read this
The pellet food for guinea Pigs has vita. C added but it is only good for 90
Days after it is made. You should never buy large quantities of food that lasts you more than 3 months. In fact, when you buy the food, you should assume it already is sod weeks old and you may want to buy a smaller quantity every 2 months . There are other foods you can feed. We all know oranges have vita c but red peppers have more than oranges. There is a site called veterinarypartners that is written by veterinarians and anyone can search the site for information. I hope things are going okay. Maybe you are not online because you are at a veterinary hospital.