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Dental Problems

"One of the most common injuries to a guinea pig is incisor tooth damage. This usually happens from them being dropped by their owners or leaping out of their hands as they are lowered back into their cages."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/dentalproblems.htm


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Diarrhea

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:01 am

#1
"If the diarrhea is fluid and, the guinea pig's coat being fluffed up and it is sitting in a corner looking miserable then it is a major problem. It MUST be taken to a vet, for it will need of an antibiotic, and quickly!. "

DON'T TAKE CHANCES WITH DIARRHEA!

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/diarrhoea.htm


#2
"Diarrhea is caused by several possible things; One cause is bacteria. This would be accompanied by other symptoms though."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2517/health.html

#3
"See a vet immediately if your guinea pig has severe diarrhea, especially if your pet looks ill and is sitting with its coat puffed up. A black, foul-smelling watery mess indicates a very serious intestinal problem."

FOR MORE INFORMATION --- http://www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html

Diarrhea/Motility Meds

"Digestion/Motility/Antidiarrheal
Cisapride (Propulsid)
Kaopectate
Loperamide (Imodium A-D)
Metoclopromide (Reglan)
Simethicone
Cimetidine
Ranitidine
Bio-Sponge"

FOR MORE INFORMATION --- http://www.guinealynx.info/motility.html


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Diet

Post  Admin on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:31 am

#1
"Sick guinea pig must get their supply of vitamin C, even though they are having to be syringe fed, see NURSING. You can put a small portion of a vitamin C Redoxen tablet in the food and mix it.

The need for lots and lots of hay, is the secondary most important dietary need. Guinea pigs are herbivores, and they are grazing animals.

Guinea pigs, like all herbivores, have constantly growing teeth. Making guinea pigs work to get their food will save some dental problems in the future."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/dietaryneeds.htm

#2
"Guinea pigs, cannot produce vitamin C and so they have to have it supplemented in their diet. (See Vitamin C) This is the most critical factor in the health of your pet."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2517/diet.htm

#3
"A Proper Diet is the Cornerstone of Good Health

Every cavy needs daily:
Vitamin C
Fresh Water
Quality Pellets
Unlimited Grass Hay
Fresh Vegetables"

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE -- http://www.guinealynx.info/diet.html


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DALMATION

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:46 am

#1
"Dalmation guinea pigs have the same kind of fur as Dalmatian dogs. They are smooth-coated and tend to have more health problems.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DALMATION

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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE ***For a picture of this breed click here -- http://littlewheekers.forumhope.com/cavy-galore-written-articles-f2/breeds-colors-and-patterns-of-guinea-pigs-gpg-t30.htm


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DANDRUFF

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:48 am

"Dandruff in guinea pigs usually because of an underlying fungal problem, or it can be caused by any kind of skin damage. There are products out there to help relieve this."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DANDRUFF


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DERMATITIS

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:53 am

"Most skin conditions in guinea pigs are caused by either fungal or parasitic infections. But sometimes they can get skin problems which cannot be so easily explained, and treated."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DERMATITIS


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DIABETES

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:56 am

"The signs are the guinea pig drinks a lot more, passing much more urine, and weight loss. When you notice one or more of these signs, please take your guinea pig to a vet."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DIABETES


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DOMINANCE

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:03 am

"The dominant guinea pig in a pair is far easier to figure out than the one in a pack. In pairs of boars, the most common sign displayed by the dominant one is shown through his behaviour."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DOMINANCE


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DUTCH

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:06 am

#1
"The Dutch guinea pig has a smooth coat of white but the patterns on its coat are of a darker colour."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/d.html#_DUTCH

#2
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE ***For a picture of this breed click here -- http://littlewheekers.forumhope.com/cavy-galore-written-articles-f2/breeds-colors-and-patterns-of-guinea-pigs-gpg-t30.htm


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Death & Companions

Post  Admin on Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:28 am

"If one of a bonded pair dies, the other guinea pig may be just fine or it may go through depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are: sluggish, and not eat as much. The surviving guinea pig may not appear normal in some of their behaviours. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.cavyspirit.com/sociallife.htm


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DANGEROUS MEDICATIONS

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:27 am

"While all antibiotics will affect the gut flora of a guinea pig, some are deadly and can cause a fatal enterotoxemia.

All penicillin based drugs are toxic to pigs! Amoxicillin (Clavamox) is one that is frequently and mistakenly prescribed by unknowledgeable vets.

Avoid these medications and their derivatives:

amoxicillin (Clavamox)
ampicillin
bacitracin
cefadroxil
cephalexin * (derivative: Cefadroxil)
cephalosporins
cephazolin
chlortetracycline
clindamycin
dihydrostreptomycin
erythromycin
lincomycin
oxytetracycline
penicillin
streptomycin"

QUOTE & INFORMATION PROVIDED BY GUINEALYNX -- http://www.guinealynx.info/dangerous_medications.html


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DOSE CALCULATOR

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:55 am

"You must consult with your vet and confirm the dose before administering any medications. If you make a mistake in calculation, the results could be fatal."

FOR CALCULATOR & OTHER INFORMATION SEE --- http://www.guinealynx.info/dose_calculator.html

"HOW MUCH MEDICATION IS MY GUINEA PIG GETTING?
To figure out how much of a particular drug your guinea pig IS getting, you need three pieces of information: "

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE -- http://www.guinealynx.info/calculate_dose.html

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