*Here's some very important information on the Sensitivity of Guinea Pigs to Certain Antibiotics!* -- This is why having a knowledgeable, exotic OR alternative medicine (homeopathic) veterinarian is a necessity as a caring guinea pig owner. -- Guinea pigs are unusually sensitive to certain antibiotics, whether they are given orally or by injection.
The major way in which certain antibiotics cause reactions is by altering the normal microbial balance within the gastrointestinal tract. Once the normal intertestional microfloral balance has been upset, certain bacteria multiply to abnormally large numbers. The multiplying bacteria produce harmful chemicals that have lethal effects. Certain antibiotics are directly toxic and do not alter the microbial balance within the GI track, these should never ever be given to a guinea pig.
Potentially harmful antibiotics include (but are not limited to!) ampicillin, penicillin, bactiracin, erythromycin, lincomycin, gentamincin, clindamycin, streptomycin, vancomycin and sometimes tetraycline.
Antibiotics and other medicines should NEVER be given to guinea pigs unless prescribed by a knowledgeable exotic or altenative medicine veterinarian.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR VET QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TREATMENTS THEY SUGGEST. Animals do not have a voice and are depending on you to provide the best care possible, it is important to find them a well educated vet that is able to properly and correctly service them.
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Our new addition Phoebe went to the vet today and has slight GI stasis. So we have her on some meds to get her gut moving better as well as an antibiotic for what looks like a mild URI. Good news is she's still been eating some and drinking a lot but she was having some reflux and soft poos because the food is not moving through her fast enough. They could see lots of food and some built up gas on her xray. Hopefully this will get her back on the right track and we will recheck in 2 weeks unless needed sooner.
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Today my momma noticed that my bestie BuBu aka pat has a tilted head . He is on the way to the emergency room i hope everything turns out fine !! Head tilting in guinea pigs is rare . It is common in rabbits though . Its is also called “wry neck “ . Please piggie owners keep the environment clean for your piggies . In the photo posted , Heres some very good advice for guinea pig owners and how to prevent infections in guinea pigs ,pneumonias ,and expensive trips to the vet:) remember guinea pigs are not immune to diseases ! #guineapighealth #exoticanimals #guinepigs #becleanStayclean #dontBeDirty !
Let’s talk Teeth!
Guinea Pigs have 20 teeth in total! - A pair of upper and lower incisors
- No canines
- A pair of upper and lower premolars
- Three pairs of upper and lower molars
This is why hay is very important part of their diet. Hay is the only and best way to keep their teeth (which constantly grow) in good shape! Provide piles of hay in your Guinea Pigs cage, hay racks/holders are dangerous and do not hold enough for them. It’s 80% of diet.
Guinea Pigs are naturally burrowing animals they love to hide in hay, use it as a bed and eat it. What we think is mess is only our imagination, Guinea Pigs prefer to be in mess. They are pigs after all! All you need to do is spot clean wet hay daily. (Buying in bulk helps)
Toys help very little. What we think toys do, may not be that important. Toys are good to provide for mental stimulation but not every guinea Pig will play or chew on toys. “Say HAY for a healthy smile “ #smallpetselect #caviesofinstagram #guineapig #guineapigs #sunshinecavies #pets #petblog #cavy #caviesofig #guineapighealth #pets #petsofinstagram #petsofig #didyouknow
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Guys, I just wanted to update you about Angus - my oldest guinea pig, at 5 years 11 months.
A couple of weeks ago, we noticed that Angus had started going off his hay, we thought he may have been struggling with the rack which is elevated so we moved it to the floor. Once we noticed he didn't eat his veggies the next night, an inspection revealed a broken bottom incisor (which vet has said is a problem at his older age) so we took him in to the vet, who immediately put him on Metacam, a painkiller and Baytril, an antibiotic.
Since then, he has unfortunately deteriorated.
Angus developed an infection at the break site, which left pulp and bone below the gum line. He had surgery under general anaesthetic a day later to remove the leftovers. Since the operation, he is no longer eating or drinking anything at all, and this is dangerous in guineas and rabbits as it can cause the digestive tract to essential paralyse. An emergency vet visit the day after surgery saw Angus having what is known as an 'anti-sickness' injection, which promotes the muscles within the tract to get moving again - and since the operation, he on a syringe-fed food known as Critical Care.
A trip to the vet the day later revealed that his digestive tract performing as well as it can be, and he's still passing pellets, and ocassionally, eating the tiniest bit of hay/romaine/cucumber - but nowhere near enough to support him.
The past week has seen 4 consults and an operation at nearly £400 - I include this figure as it's important that all owners know the costs of animal care. The infection is ongoing, so he is on Metacam and Baytril for another week. He has lost 16% of his body weight, so for the past 5 days, and for however long it takes, synringe feeding takes place at least 3 times a day, at nighttime as well. It's exhausting as Angus is a feisty one, and keeps wiggling! It can take up to an hour to feed him the amount he needs in a session.
I've had people make throw away remarks like 'just put him down' or 'he's not worth the costs' Whilst the pain relief is doing it's job, and Angus continues to fight, we fight with him and hopefully the infection begins to clear this week.
Great news! Yesterday I wished upon two falling stars that I saw when I looked up at the sky. I wished that Freddie would turn around and live a long healthy, happy life. This morning and today he is completely turned around and is back to his normal self. I’m not sure what happened but I’m researching with my vet to a sure that it won’t happen again. #guineapighealth #scary
UPDATE I just cleaned Abu & Mushu’s cage yesterday. And I was glad to see no maggots in their cage this time!! I’m still health checking them just in case. I haven’t seen anything wrong with the piggies or I haven’t seen any maggots on them. They still don’t have their loft back... but they’ll have it eventually when I have it 100% maggot free! #guineapig #guineapig #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapighelp #guineapighealth #guineapigcare #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigsof_ig #guineapigsofinsta #guineapigsofig #guineapigmom #guineapiglover #guineapigposts #guineapigposts101
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A linda da Regiane Bagni escreveu um ótimo guia de informações e cuidados para donos de porquinhos da india
O livro está disponível em pdf e epub gratuitamente na internet
Link pdf: http://files.panqueca.webnode.com.br/200000187-123b61335c/Livro%20dos%20Porquinhos.pdf
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Did you know? Guinea Pigs are naturally burrowing animals, they would love to play in piles of hay, use it as a bed, hide in it, & munch! There are many hay holders out there that are dangerous to Guinea Pigs. Guinea Pigs do not care about the mess hay makes, they are pigs after all! #sunshinecavies #didyouknow #guineapigs #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapighealth #guineapigfacts #smallpetselect #timothyhay #orchardgrass