Guinea Pig Medical and Health Advice

Do you have a medical emergency with your guinea pig?
Do you need advice on general health & medical issues for your guinea pigs?
Are you unsure on appropriate housing, bedding or food for your cavies?
Wanting to know the medicinal uses or nutritional value of various plants, or seeking some help identifying plants, or info on how safe they are for piggers to eat?
Seeking confirmation of sexes of cavies, from people who can advise you accurately?
We are here to help on all these points.
THIS IS AN ADVICE-ONLY (NON CHAT) GROUP!
FULL SET OF RULES ARE IN THE DOWNLADABLE DOCUMENTS SECTION. WE ASK ALL MEMBERS READ THIS BEFORE MAKING ANY POSTS OR COMMENTS. THANK YOU!

RULE SUMMARY:
Ask CLEAR questions. Open-ended/non-specific posts may not be approved.
Posts saying “No hate” or “No arguments on my post!” or “Don’t judge me” are not accepted as this behaviour is not allowed on the group anyway!
Posts seeking help should provide photos where these will help us advise you. Don’t clutter up posts with non-helpful pics. We WON’T accept pic of guinea pigs in costumes or with predatory animals.
Members WILL ask questions to gather information - please answer with total honesty & as much RELEVANT information as possible. We are here to help guinea pig owners and their guinea pigs NOT to judge!
All information relevant to your piggy & their health issue should be contained in ONE post. Updates should be made on the original post, not on a new one.
If you know what is wrong with a members pig, or can add ADDITIONAL information to an existing stream of advice, please do so. But EXPLAIN your justification using medical evidence provided by the questioner, ESPECIALLY if your answer contradicts an earlier answer.
"Guessing" without evidence/references will not be accepted. If there is not enough information to give a definitive answer, then ask for more information!
Do NOT repeat information or advice already given. If you agree with someone else’ diagnosis, please hit the LIKE button.
Abuse & criticisms will be removed & offending member blocked. If you have a grievances, or concerns about advice that has been given, correct the advice politely or contact an Admin by PM.
All posts & comments must be relevant to the case. Please refrain from comments like "So sorry" or “Hope she is ok” - these make posts unmanageable.
Thank you for understanding, participating, & following group guidelines. We hope this group is useful!
DISCLAIMER:
Advice given on this page is provided by piggy-experienced people. This experience & knowledge is valuable & may even assist cavy-lovers in an extreme emergency. However, this cannot be seen as a REPLACEMENT for medical advice given by guinea pig savvy veterinarians. If you have not received an immediate response from this group, or your animal appears to be suffering or is in a serious medical situation, we urge you to consult a cavy savvy vet or veterinary emergency centre immediately & not wait for a response from here.