I had a friend headed there today so the vet let her pick up a prescription for us. This time she gave us metronidazole for 10 days (which was RIDICULOUSLY expensive, I used to work as a receptionist at a vet clinic and it was never that much). I remember we always prescribed that for dogs with diarrhea so I am hoping it will be easy on his tummy (which has been a bit runny on and off lately - we are giving probiotics). She also recommended epsom salt foot soaks?
Thank you Sef I got it. I didn't end up needing it to get a new RX but I am going to print it off and bring it to our appointment in a few weeks so she knows that yes it is indeed toxic to guinea pigs.
- Supporter in 2019
That link to the GL medical reference on foot issues has some useful info on foot soaks:
How does the foot look today?
- For the Love of Pigs
Sorry, but I don't know anything about the antibiotics your vet is prescribing.
Halloween can't just have one thing going on though - His gunky gross tooth broke off again leaving him with one tooth on the top and bottom teeth that I have learned to clip myself as they are not wearing down very well. He is also struggling with impaction issues. I have to clean his bum out twice a day. (this started before the bumblefoot started up on his front foot).
Oh and just to throw a bit more chaos in the mix one of our hamsters has ovarian cysts and needs to be spayed, and is also on antibiotics. We're having a run of bad luck over here.