What causes a guinea pig to loose its tail?

Image Source. Infestation of mice in and around the breeding area of guinea pigs can be one of the major causes of Guinea pig deaths. Some of the symptoms can be lack of movement, seizures, onset of lethargy, convulsions, lack of appetite, stroke, etc.

When to take your guinea pig to the vet?

Any behavior unusual for your pig, e.g. facing a corner and being slow to respond To help monitor health, be sure to weigh your cavy weekly. A two- or three-ounce loss may indicate the onset of a problem. If your cavy has lost four or more ounces, see a vet immediately.

Is it OK to grieve the loss of a guinea pig?

It is entirely healthy to grieve the loss of a beloved pet. You will handle the loss of your guinea pig much more easily if you let yourself experience the natural feelings that accompany the loss of a loved one. This process is really no different from coping with the loss of a human relative or friend.

Can a 5 year old Bury a Guineapig?

Yes I will call the vet to check what I should look out for in case. I have tucked her into a shoebox on a bed of hay and fleecy stuff so DD can see her if she wants to and we can bury her this evening and have a little ceremony. The other two ‘belong’ to the older two children so our 5 year old is the one most bereft.

Why does my guinea pig walk with a limp?

If we do not supplement vitamin C enough we can have painful joint erosions and bleeding and they may not walk normally. Trauma is another possibility for sudden lameness. Look for any signs of a puncture wound, swelling, or redness and try to determine if the affected leg is bent or angled differently then the leg on the opposing side.

Can a guinea pig get Bumblefoot on his feet?

Guinea pigs can also get callouses on their feet which will just lead to thickening of the skin on the bottom of the feet and possibly some cracks. The feet won’t be swollen or draining however. If he really has bumblefoot the concern will be how severely he is affected, how deep the infection is and how much of the foot is affected.

What should I do if my guinea pig’s foot is swollen?

In some cases the infection can become so severe amputation is required. For tonight if you do see any sores or swelling of his foot I do recommend soaking his feet in a very dilute solution of epsom salts and warm water. This is antibacterial, will help to decrease swelling and will make him feel better.

Why does my guinea pig have pain in his feet?

This will keep bedding out of the infected tissue and keep his feet cushioned. Make sure that he continues to eat and drink tonight. Often guinea pigs in pain will not eat well and that leads to poor gut motility, bacteria overgrowth and serious intestinal disease.