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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My Guinea pig has a snotty note, wheezing out his nose,

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My Guinea pig has a snotty note, wheezing out his nose
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the guinea pig's name and age?
Customer: Grizzly 1 year
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Grizzly?
Customer: Nope good health
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

1) How long have you owned Grizzly?
2) Has he been exposed to any other GPs?
3) Are you seeing any mucous from his nose or eyes?
4) Is he on any medications?
5) Is he still eating and drinking?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can I give him orbax
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the guinea pig passed away
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
A little bit in both eyes and nose
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No medication but still eating normal
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can I user orbax
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Bacterila pneumonia is one of the most important diseases of guinea pigs. Regardless of the bacteria involved, the general progression of clinical signs is as follows: ocular/nasal discharge, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), increased respiratory sounds, snezing, coughing, depression, anorexia, weight loss, and unthrifty appearance of the coat. Orbax isn't ordinarily prescribed but other fluoroquinolone antibiotics are - enrofloxacin and marbofloxacin, e.g. - and so orbifloxacin is a reasonable choice dosed at 2 mg/lb orally daily for a minimum of 10 days.

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