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Post by Sharo » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00



HI all,
There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any water
in 2 days we are really worried about her. We all thought that she had a
cold and would snap out of it by now. Today is Sunday and if she isn't
doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets. In
the meantime is there anything that we can do? We have been holding her a
lot and talking to her, she is less than a year old. Not sure this family
would do well if she died on us.
Sharon
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Post by Hele » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Hi

Quote:
> There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any water
> in 2 days we are really worried about her.

Is she eating her fresh veggies?  If she is, she'll be getting some liquid
that way. If she isn't eating or drinking this can be very serious.  I would
try giving her some water or carrot juice via dropper or spoon - or try some
baby food (cereal or vegetable) if you can get hold of it on a Sunday where
you live.

Quote:
> Today is Sunday and if she isn't
> doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets.

If she's not drinking _at all_, that's urgent enough to get the vet to see
her on a Sunday.

I hope this helps,

Helen
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(Daisy-H Cavies)

*Real* guinea pigs don't need to swear

 
 
 

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Post by Sharo » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


HI,
I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing her.
I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
Sharon
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Quote:
> HI all,
> There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any
water
> in 2 days we are really worried about her. We all thought that she had a
> cold and would snap out of it by now. Today is Sunday and if she isn't
> doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets.
In
> the meantime is there anything that we can do? We have been holding her a
> lot and talking to her, she is less than a year old. Not sure this family
> would do well if she died on us.
> Sharon
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Post by Eileen Grube » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> HI,
> I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
> around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
> heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
> unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing her.
> I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
> where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
> Sharon

Sharon my greatest sympathies to you.  As far as where are all the good vets?
Look for vets that say they take care of ***s, then call and ask if they
treat cavies.  You can tell alot from how they react to your phone call.  I'd
also ask some local breeders and perhaps pet stores that carry the little
loves.

Again my sympathy.

 
 
 

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Post by Trevor G Coo » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Get your piggy to a vet ASAP. If you really can't get there until tomorrow
try using a syringe to get some fluids into her (pick up your piggy and
squirt water into its mouth a little at a time with the syringe).
Dehydration could be really serious. Hope all goes well with her.
Quote:

>HI all,
>There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any water
>in 2 days we are really worried about her. We all thought that she had a
>cold and would snap out of it by now. Today is Sunday and if she isn't
>doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets. In
>the meantime is there anything that we can do? We have been holding her a
>lot and talking to her, she is less than a year old. Not sure this family
>would do well if she died on us.
>Sharon
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Post by Delia Chi » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I'm so sorry for your loss.

When I was trying to find a vet for my guinea pig, it was nearly impossible.
However, when I went looking for a rabbit vet, it was a lot easier.  Usually
the vets that treat rabbits also treat cavies.  I would call a bunch of vets
that advertise as cat/dog doctors and ask where they would refer someone to
if they had a serious rabbit case.  If there is an obvious winner, then I'd
call them and ask if they treat cavies.  I found a wonderful piggie vet this
way.


Quote:

> HI,
> I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
> around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
> heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
> unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing her.
> I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
> where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
> Sharon

 
 
 

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Post by Rick Russe » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
> where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?

I'm sure you realize this now, but the time to find a good guinea pig
doctor is _before_ any guinea pigs develop a problem. Guinea pigs are
fortunate to be fairly healthy with minimal physical maintenance, but
when a problem occurs, it can become fatal quickly. It's particularly
frustrating when the problem occurs on a weekend, when it can be
difficult to find good care on short notice.

My sympathies on your loss; I hope this sad event serves as an object
lesson for readers of alt.pets.guinea-pigs.

Rick R.
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Post by neil trac » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00


 Sharon, We just wanted to say how sorry we all are.  Our  hearts go out to
you.
 Tracy, Elwie Tree Weasel,  and Tabitha Mouse.
Quote:

> HI,
> I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
> around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
> heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
> unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing her.
> I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
> where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
> Sharon
> --
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Post by Jackie Skidmor » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Hi Sharon

Sincere condolances from us all.

Jackie
ably hindered by :- The Chaps (Rex, Brownie, Hoody & Stripe), The New Age
Marx Bros. (Groucho, Harpo, Chico & Zeppo) and the Cavy Boyz (Tudor &
Heinz).

Meet The Buck House Crew at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/7229
(sorry no pictures yet!)
Read Pubpsy's obituary at http://chirpy.com/remembered/pubpsy.html

 
 
 

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Post by cyberwol » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00


I'm very sorry....losing a pig is never easy.

Quote:
>> HI,
>> I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
>> around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
>> heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
>> unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing
her.
>> I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late,
but
>> where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
>> Sharon

 
 
 

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Post by Trevor G Coo » Wed, 12 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Please accept our condolences on the loss of your "Piglet". We know exactly
how you feel having just lost our Ginger. We all hope that time will heal.
Quote:

>HI,
>I just wanted to let you all know that our "Piglet" has left us. She died
>around noon time today. It was very unexpected, and we are all pretty
>heartbroken about it. I called around to a few vets today, but
>unfortunately they really didn't seem all that "sincere" about seeing her.
>I realize that even if they would have seen her today it was too late, but
>where are all the great dr.'s for these pigs located?
>Sharon
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>> HI all,
>> There seems to be something wrong with our pig, she hasn't drank any
>water
>> in 2 days we are really worried about her. We all thought that she had a
>> cold and would snap out of it by now. Today is Sunday and if she isn't
>> doing any better by tomorrow morning I will be sure to get to the vets.
>In
>> the meantime is there anything that we can do? We have been holding her a
>> lot and talking to her, she is less than a year old. Not sure this family
>> would do well if she died on us.
>> Sharon
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Post by Phay » Thu, 13 Aug 1998 04:00:00


My sympathies.

The suggestions re: finding a vet are on the mark.  Look for "***" or small
animal specialists, or look for yellow page ads which say "small animals".  If
there is a breeder in your area, ask the breeder who they use.  In my personal
experience I have simply asked when calling.  I got lucky with my current vet;
the two doctors there have no problem with small animals, though one, "Dr.
Jackie", seems more comfy with them and has experience with guinea pigs and
rabbits (including spaying and neutering rabbits, I just learned).  One
assistant told me she likes to see Schmutz (and now Brillo) because it is less
common for them and hence an opportunity for observation.

Faye.

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