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We have had 2 guinea pigs as pets since they were 6 months
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Found healthy appearing adult female guinea pig dead in cage today. Seemed fine yesterday. Now her daughter who shared cage cannot move her back legs and respirations are labored. She will not eat or … read more
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My guinea pig has stopped eating and hasn't pooped in a few days. It is losing wieght. Today it has barely moved. What could be wrong?… read more
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My female guinea pig has had a small lump on her rump for the
My female guinea pig has had a small lump on her rump for the last couple of weeks and if anything, this may have increased in size ... it is about 1cm in diameter and about 1/2cm raised. Until today,… read more
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guinea pig: rescued..shaking/shivering, his eyes were rimmed..wound
I recently rescued a young guinea pig. He was obviously sick and, since there is no vet in this region, I hope to bring him back to good health. When I found him Thursday evening his hair was patchy, … read more
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my 4 year old male guinea pig has chilieation of mouth...best
my 4 year old male guinea pig has chilieation of mouth...best treatment am using triple abx oint thin layer at present… read more
Rebecca
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my guinea pig has watery eyes with a bit of crust below them
my guinea pig has watery eyes with a bit of crust below them and at the lower edge of the eye a bit of the white of her eye is showing. It appears as if the lower edge of her eyes are sagging. What sh… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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My daughters Guinea Pig was walking around in the dark on accident
My daughters Guinea Pig was walking around in the dark on accident tonight, and I stepped on her on accident. I feel so bad and I am worried about her. She hasn't eaten since this happened, and she ki… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
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guinea pig: ant),thin, off white almost yellow, rice shaped bugs..cage
i found a couple of very small (much smaller then an ant),thin, off white almost yellow, rice shaped bugs on my guinea pig yesterday. what do i do for her and her cage mate?… read more
Dr. Kara
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guinea pigs: babies..fresh hay..lively..bugsy to the vet tomorrow
We have two male guinea pigs which were bought together in April when they were babies, (sorry not sure of exact age), one of them has gone very quiet and although he is eating I do not feel he is dri… read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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My sister has guinea pigs that she keeps in a cage. They kick
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Dr. Joey
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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if a guinea pig is not urinating or drinking water for a day,
if a guinea pig is not urinating or drinking water for a day, it seems like that is a serious problem, although of an unknown nature. Is it a problem that they could not recover from without a visit t… read more
Dr. Robin
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Our guinea pig is no longer skittish when you go to pet it.
Our guinea pig is no longer skittish when you go to pet it. It hasn't eaten very much in the last two days and there is a slight runny discharge coming from one of the eyes. It also feels like the bod… read more
Dr. Dan
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I have a guinea pig that seems to be paralysed down one side
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Dr. Joey
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Would you recommend a bunny or guinea pig for a young child
Would you recommend a bunny or guinea pig for a young child who wants to hold and handle the pet? Is one messier or harder to take care of than another?… read more
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My 12week old male guinea pig has lost a lot of weight, is
My 12week old male guinea pig has lost a lot of weight, is dehydrated, has diarrhoea and is also bleeding from the back passage. I have taken him to a local vet who was not sure what was wrong and has… read more
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guinea pigs: cages..constant odor of urine and feces..he sleeps
My grandson has 8 guinea pigs which are kept in cages in his BEDROOM. There is a constant odor of urine and feces. My question is whether or not there is any health concern because this is where he sl… read more
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guinea pig: stopped eating..who seemed fine..became lethargic..soft
We recently had a guinea pig pass away after about a year and a half , he just stopped eating and drinking and the vet did not have a timely appt for us. He seemed to dehydrate - we purchased a new gu… read more
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