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We're still way too cowardly to clip these twos' (black) nails at home, so instead they were treated to a trip out to the local vet for a pampering mani/pedi this afternoon, followed by a strawberry treat. And then the dignity of their weigh-in back home. Don't want them getting any high and mighty ideas about being lads-what-lunch. 💅🍓
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Winter is finally here and while I do prefer the cooler weather, it's important to note that the cold can weaken a Guinea Pigs immune systems so I thought it's important to spread awareness of URIs in Guinea Pigs as they are quite common. I've written up an article which covers their causes, prevention and treatment. Please head over to the link in my bio to check it out 😊💗 Who are the pigs pictured above? Left is Koda, right is Butters. Koda is my sisters pig and Butters was my sweet crested piggie. Last year Butters came down with a URI which lasted much longer than we anticipated. She was always such a loving, gentle and sweet piggie who would waddle up to the side of her cage each morning to greet me. She sang for her fresh veggies every night and loved nothing more than to graze on fresh grass and to nap on her humans beds. Though we tried our best to treat her and though she truly did fight her hardest, after a month of pulse (on and off) medication and weekly vet visits, she was diagnosed with an incurable mass in her lungs. We were devastated but we always wanted what was best for Butters, and put her quality of life above everything else. As long as she was eating, communicating and playing, we would do our best to keep her comfortable. We were lucky enough to have another month with Butters, I truly don't know how she fought for so long but I am so thankful that she did. She held on for as long as she could, and when it was time, she let us know. That morning she tried her best to waddle up to the side of her cage but could hardly move at all. She passed later that morning at home, surrounded by her family, in her favourite cuddle bed at the age of four 💖🌈🐾 While this all started as a URI, I know that if I had not known the early signs of her illness, she never would've had such a chance. It's so important to know the signs of illness in Guinea Pigs and to take their health seriously enough to administer propert vet treatment. They are incredible little critters who will fight to hold onto life, as long as you fight along with them. In August it will be a year since we lost our little Butters, but she will forever live on in our hearts 😌💖🌈


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Please someone message me with some possible insight. Has this ever happened to anyone?? If so please tell me what happened and how you resolved the problem! #wheezing #health #guineapig #guineapigwheeze #guineapighealth #worried #troublebreathing #needadvice #sos #vet #vethelp #guineapigsick


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Today the piggies are going to start in their new food pellets from Sherwood have been hearing good reviews about they are a good food nutrition pellets let's see how they like them 😃😊🐽


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Weight/growth charts to keep on top of their health x #guineapighealth


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Charlie chewing on his toy Guinea pigs should always have a chew toy to grind their teeth to avoid teeth overgrown problems. 😀🐽🐞🌻🌵


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Ellie isn’t feeling very well. She appears to have broken her upper teeth again. She hasn’t been eating well for a day or two so I’m giving her some #criticalcare until her teeth grow back. This is why it’s very important to monitor your #guineapig weights. She’ll be ok and looks very cute with critical care on her nose. #createdbylaura #guineapighealth #dentalcare


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I also weigh Wendy, Margo and Cakey weekly 🐹
This way I can monitor their health 👩🏼‍⚕️and check how much they’re growing.

#guineapigs #pocketpigs #wendy #margo #cakey #excel #guineapighealth #weight

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I’ve started doing a weekly health check up for the Guinea pigs :) I’ve used Excel and I think It will really benefit the girls Wendy, Margo and Cakey 🐹

#guineapigs #health #checkup #excel #margo #wendy #cakey #pocketpigs #guineapighealth

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Currently grubbin’ on....OXBOWS young guinea pig food! They 💚 it! #guineapigfood #oxbow #guinepigs #hay #guineapighealth #oxbowanimalhealth


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I feed the guinea pigs Oxbow Vitamin C tablets and Hershey couldn't take it out of my hand today. I picked him up to look at his mouth and he's completely missing one top incisor and the other top incisor is broken. His bottom incisors look fine. He chews on the cage bars when it's time to eat, but he's never broken incisors before. The one incisor looks like it completely fell out. He's eating his Oxbow pellets fine, but I still made an appointment for him with his vet tomorrow morning. For those of you that don't know, a guinea pig's teeth constantly grow. That's why they always need things to chew on; things to wear their teeth down. His teeth will grow back, but I just want to make sure he's okay anyways. He's due for a yearly physical anyway. (I'm embarassed to say he's never had one.)
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⬆️the nuggets...just kidding I’m working on my summer body here....🐹 .
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during her pregnancy, ms. piggy enjoyed carrots, orange, strawberries, and spinach the best!
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Star went to the vet yesterday to get her ears checked. When I first got her I noticed a lot of thick built up wax in her ears. In some parts of her ears it had even hardened. I cleaned it all out as best I could and then it kept accumulating over time. I was worried she might have an infection or mites but the vet thinks its just an over production of skin cells and wax from a possible allergy. I've read some long haired pigs do get a lot of wax build up as well. Has anyone else had any experience with this?


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Norman is stone free!!! I am soooo freaking happy!! #guineapig #guineapighealth


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We where ashamed , btw my baby blue loves green apples 🍏
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Doc says Iggy has what she thinks is pea eye. Does this look like that? Anyone have experience? #peaeye #guineapighealth #guineapig #illness #boar #mybaby


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Minny has been with me for a week so far and noticed she had a skin condition. Before visiting the vets today, I decided to try out coconut oil in the meantime. Upon our visit to the vet, we noticed it was much improved! Safe to say coconut oil is a miracle worker.
But please, don’t use coconut oil on your piggies for every ailment and check with your vet for proper treatments #guineapighealth #coconutoilbenefits #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigsof_ig #crazyguineapiglady #cavy


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This beautiful boy is the success story of this weighing day 😊 after weeks of fluctuating between 930g and 960g, Ted is finally back up to 1kg 😁 his will to live and thrive inspires me and I'm so, so proud 😅 (yes I know I'm in his light 😂) #mushypost
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Such a good boy 😁❤️ Ted is doing so well, and the metacam is helping him deal with his ongoing bladder issues. All being well, he'll be going to the vets (not overnight this time) for an ultrasound in a couple of weeks' time to determine whether his bladder mass has shrunk - fingers crossed it will be good news, because he looks really well 🤞
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Sherlock is doing all right. He had his dental procedure, had the back teeth trimmed because they were growing over his tongue. He still isn’t eating by himself or using his water bottle. But he tries to eat still and has gone up to his water bottle a couple times sniffs it.
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He also got his cyst on his bum cleaned out and covered with this special ointment that will get the skin to start closing in and healing itself. That should take a week or so. .
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What I’m waiting on mainly is for those front incisors to grow back and get sharp again so he can easily pick stuff up and cut food. The previous vet has trimmed them too short. That’s been the main problem.
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But Sherlock has been very timid in his biting, he bites very softly and not with much pressure. Might still be sore from the procedure.
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Little buddy is getting a dental procedure done at 10am. His back teeth are growing over his tongue and he hasn’t been eating on his own. So the vet is gonna trim down those teefers and also remove this benign lump he’s had on his bum for so long. .
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I had taken him to this other vet on Friday and that guy trimmed down his front teeth (the bottom ones were pretty long) but he told me that everything else looked fine. Lo and behold it wasn’t, and now his front incisors are a bit too short. Three days later Sherlock still wasn’t eating on his own, though showing great interest in trying, and still showed signs of pain in his mouth. .
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The new vet noticed it right away after examining inside his mouth. Super impressed and excited for this procedure so that my buddy can get back to his normal gluttonous self. .
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Gave the fam a scare today 😬 just waiting for my pea eye to fully develop 😊 thanks @bunssb for the help


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Pepper is loving his humble abode! He is a total different guinea pig since I took all wood shavings out of his bedding #guineapig #guineapighealth


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Anyone know what this white is underneath his eye? Noticed it this morning but I originally thought it was just the liquid that normally comes out for cleaning, but it's not liquid it seems part of the eye itself. Going to take him to the vets in the morning anyway.
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Our pretty old lady goes back to the vet on Friday. She's doing ok but we haven't seen much change other than her being a bit more active. Probably because of the pain meds. At this point I think the only thing we can do is give her supportive care until she shows a decline in her quality of life.

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*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 !


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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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🍊🍊🍊 Just getting some vitamin C, ooo that was juicy🍊🍊🍊 #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigs #guineapig #guineapighealth #ilovemyguineapigs


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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 😁😇❤️🐹


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Sammi came to visit us today as she needed a small teeth trim. Don't forget to check your guinea pig's teeth (and all other pets!) regularly as overgrowth can be very painful and can cause a lot of damage!


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Billy hat es geschafft und sichtlich die Schnauze voll. Ach das war ein komischer Tag. #meeri #meerschwein #meerschweinchen #guineapig #guineapighealth #zähneschleifen


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‼️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


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Piggy health indicator #1: weight!! I didn't know this with my first guinea pig but now I understand the importance. There are some fantastic kitchen scales out there - mine was about $30 at @bedbathandbeyond - that allow you to place a plate or a towel on the scale and will still zero out so you can weigh the piggy but not the additional pieces. [Note- I'm using my voice to soothe and my hands to cuddle his bottom- avoid squeezing their midsection too much. I'll be honest, I hate watching videos where these gentle creatures are mishandled. ] ***Slight correction to what I said on the video: Iggy was 629 grams, not "6.29" or (1.37 lbs) or 1 lbs 6.1 oz. ***super healthy and SUPER cute 65 day old boar! I'm in love every day. 🐹❤️🙏🏻😆#guineapighealth #weight #weeklycare #guineapigcare #learningbydoing #adoptdontshop #adoptdontbreed #weighyourpig #feedyourpig #loveyourpig #loveyourguineapig #feedyourguineapig #animalhealth #animals #animalhealth


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Poor Pearl had a piece of hay stuck in her eye this morning. It was not there last night when I checked them before bed so it must have happened overnight. It was a very tiny piece and I was able to easily get it out of her eye. I rinsed her eye out after with saline solution (per vet orders) and I'll keep an eye on it. Hopefully it won't need any further treatment! If a piece of hay ever gets stuck in your piggies eye and you are not confident that you know what to do about it, please call a vet immediately! A lot of the times, they can give you advice right over the phone. My poor Pearl! 😢🙏🏻 #fusarofarm #pearl #guineapig #haypoke #guineapighealth #exoticvet


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I often get asked by people what is "normal" for piggies. As if I have normal piggies. The spectrum is huge - but I can give you a few tips on what a "normal" healthy piggy should look like....
1. Nose and lips should be clean, soft and the same colour- not wet, scaly or crusty.
2. Chicken feets (not the technical term): should be flat and not red or swollen (soles of feet are usually darker and shinier). Paddy pads on bottom of the feet should be symmetrical and not hurt the pig if you gently squeeze them. Nails usually short, not curving to the side or under. Nails are short enough when the pigs toes lie flat on the floor.
3. Earsies: should be clear, not gunky, slimy or blocked. There will be a waxy residue in there which is normal. The piggy should hold their head straight- leaning to one side can mean ear problems or neurological issues.
4. Eyes: bright and clear, not cloudy, red, swollen, closed or crusty or goopy. Eye symptoms vary but anything out of the ordinary should be checked by a vet. Damp or bald patches around eyes also indicates a problem.
5. Teefs: should be straight, relatively short, and overlap slightly at the top. Piggies teeth grow constantly so usually a broken tooth just grows back. As if I would use PorkChop for the teeth demonstration 🙈
6. Derpiness: normally a piggy is responsive, bright and alert. Unless they are Gus. But in all seriousness lethargy or changes in behaviour should be checked out.
7. Skin: should be clean, smooth, no flakes dropping with the fur, no scales or patches, no redness or lumps or bumps.
I could write for hours but that's all I can do for now. ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY PLEASE GO TO YOUR VET. I'm not a vet but I do have common sense and knowledge of piggies. Happy as always to answer DMs but your vet should be your first port of call not me.
Love PigMum and boys. ❤️ #guineapigs #guineapigsofinstagram #crazyguineapiglady #guineapighealth


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Did you know Guinea Pigs have a total of 20 teeth? It may appear they only have two front teeth, but they have back teeth which we cannot see! In their tiny mouth are pair of upper and lower incisors
• No canines
•A pair of upper and lower premolars
• Three pairs of upper and lower molars
A guinea pig's teeth are "open rooted" and grow continuously. Credit: hello.pris


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