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THINGS TO WATCH FOR:
If your cavy shows any ofthese signs, see a vet immediately:
Refusal to eat or drink
Rough or puffed up coat
Dull and/or receding eyes
Lethargy, hunched posture
Blood in urine
Hair loss, excessive scratching
Loss of balance
Unusual behavior (like sitting with its face in a corner and being slow to respond to you) could also be reason for alarm. When a cavy is ill, it can go downhill very quickly. Prompt, competent veterinary care can be crucial to saving the life of an ill cavy. By the time a cavy shows signs of illness, it is often seriously ill. For this reason, an adult needs to be involved in the daily care of any guinea pig. Most bacterial infections can be cured in the early stages with a course of cavy-safe antibiotics. Don't be afraid to call your vet if you have any concerns.
WARNING: Penicillin-based drugs (like amoxicillin) are deadly to cavies. Make sure your vet does not prescribe these drugs. If you are not sure whether the prescribed drugs are safe, ask. Because Baytril (an otherwise excellent broad spectrum antibiotic) can interfere with
growth, it should be given to baby cavies only as a last resort..
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