Not sure if facing into his corner it's enough to warrant a vet visit, or if maybe I should just keep an eye on him?
They live in a 3×5 cage with towels/fleece for bedding and eat dandelion greens as their main vegetable.
- Supporter in 2019
No puffing up, shaking, or any signs of pain while urinating. Feces are normal in shape, size, and frequency. No sludge on bedding.
I had similar concerns about the calcium, but have had two separate exotic pet vets (both who own guinea pigs themselves) tell me dandelions are the best food for my pigs.
Thanks everyone for the input! He doesnt seem to be facing the wall so much if at all anymore. I am starting to think some of the girls' poops had been kicked into that corner from their cage and he was just sniffing them! Though I am not certain.
Always appreciate the feedback :)
- Supporter in 2019
It sounds like 2mg/ml is the strength of the suspension you were given, in which case that dose seem like a high dose. To be sure, use the calculator that Lynx provided, or you can calculate it yourself. That drug has a dosage range of roughly 0.5-1mg/kg--meaning that for every kilogram of weight, the guinea pig should get anywhere between .5 and 1mg of the drug.Instructions say "Give 0.6ml by mouth twice daily. Metoclopramide 2mg/ml" then it says "Metoclopramide 10mg"
You will need your guinea pig's weight in order to calculate it. As an example:
.5 (based on lowest dose of Metoclopramide) x guinea pig's weight in kg = ______. Take that number and divide by the strength of the liquid suspension, which is apparently 2 (mg/ml). That resulting number is your dose in cc's.
My Metoclopramide post was about Ellie, who passed away. I am currently wondering whether it was due to an overdose in the medication.
This wall facing post is about Ralph. Knock on wood, he is doing fine :)
I just closed a random question which is best linked to a medical topic about that guinea pig. I encourage you to use an existing topic on that guinea pig or start a new one mentioning the name of the guinea pig you are asking about in the title of that topic.
One topic per guinea pig.
Almost all questions are linked to the medical issue of a particular guinea pig and the medical forum is designed to answer questions about ill guinea pigs instead of random medical questions (sorry!). It just helps us answer your questions better.