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Guinea pig head tilt. Huh head is tilting. Doesn't seem to…

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Guinea pig head tilt ...

Guinea pig head tilt

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the guinea pig?

Huh head is tilting

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the guinea pig seem to hurt?

Doesn't seem to be in plain

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?

Just the head time, just the head his ears looks like the one pugs ear

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the guinea pig's name and age?

I have two

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the guinea pig's name?

Had him for about a month

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the guinea pig?

His name is Pua

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Pet
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can you prescribe antibiotics on this site?
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Pet Specialist: Joan, Vet Technician replied 7 months ago
Joan
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Hello,

I appologise for the wait. When I came on I saw you had not been helped, so I wanted to make sure you are and Pua are assisted.

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I would like to assist you with Pua.

What you are describing is called Torticollis or wyr neck which is usually a result of an infection in the ear. Without being examined we do not know where the infection is located, so a Vet visit will be needed so the infection can be addressed. They will treat with a Guinea Pig Safe Antibiotic. The one issue with Torticollis, is that if the problem is not caught early on, the neck can stay in that position permenently. This is a link about this problem:

http://animals.mom.me/head-tilting-guinea-pig-1700.html

Please hit reply tp discuss this information. I am here to assist you and Pua.

Joan

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the vet can't prescribe a prophylactic antibiotics
Pet Specialist: Joan, Vet Technician replied 7 months ago

Pua will have to be seen by an experienced Guinea Pig Vet hands on to get the proper Antibiotic to treat the infection. It is illegal for a Vet or Tech to prescribe medications without Personal contact with the animal. If you need a list of Guinea pig Vets I can locate some for you.

Joan

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Pet Specialist: Joan, Vet Technician replied 7 months ago

This is a link to locate Guinea Pig Vets by State:

http://www.guinealynx.info/vetlist.html

Joan

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Pet Specialist: Joan, Vet Technician replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

Joan
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