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Hey I have a guniea pig that is not eating or drinkin g that…

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Hey I have a guniea pig that is not eating or drinkin g that much and I don't have any money to take him to the vet what can I do do you know where I can take her to where they do the first examine free
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Veterinarian: Joan, Vet Technician replied 5 years ago
Joan
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Hello,

Is Pumpkin eating at all?

Is she passing pellets and urine?

What type of diet is she on?

Do you give any supplements?

Joan

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
she is eating a little bit and drinking just a little if I make her she passed a little pellets and shes not urining
Veterinarian: Joan, Vet Technician replied 5 years ago

Hello,

Pumpkin needs all the hay and Orchard Grass she can eat. She should be getting an 1/8 of a cup of plain pellets and should have some fresh veggies. She cannot manufature Vitamin C in her body, so I suggest 1/4 of a 100 mg Human chewable Vitamin C to supplement with the fresh Veggies.

 

To help her, you will need some Plain Pedialyte via eye dropper or syring to get some fluids into her. If she is not urinating she may have bladder stones, a UTI, or bladder sludge, so getting the Vitamin C and fluids into her is very important. Please do not give her any more nuts. They are not good for her. She needs to stick with a proper diet.

 

This link goes over the diet and fresh fruits she should be getting: http://www.guinealynx.info/diet.html please click on the links to get to all the information about supplements and diet.

 

These are two Vets that offer a free first vist:

 

http://www.banfield.com/landing/index.html



http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer

 

Joan

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