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#22 [url]

May 17 12 4:54 AM

Oh dear. Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately.

There is a doxycycline/baytril combination that is used for resistant pneumonia. This was mentioned on Guinea Lynx.

http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1943549#1943549
http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1944157#1944157

Very important to keep up the feeding and vitamin C and keep him warm. (I kept putting my guinea pig into a largish bed with a warm wheat bag until he stayed there. I didn't have the wheat bag right next to him in case it was too hot and there was enough room for him to get away from it.)

I hope he pulls through. All the best, and if you need anything looked up, let me know.

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#23 [url]

May 17 12 8:59 AM

I'd ask the vet if it's a good idea to put yo-yo on a course of antibiotics, if he isn't on one, to make sure his pneumonia is really gone.

There's also quite a few things you can do that may help Rocky, like giving him steam treatment, Vicks, senega and ammonia, pedialyte for hydration etc., if you need more information.

Diuretics, bronchodilators, or even oxygen can be used in severe cases.

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May 18 12 8:07 AM

I'm very very sorry. What awful news. Well done for doing your best for Rocky.

I know it's very hard, but it might be best for Yo-Yo (and maybe for your son?) to get Yo-Yo another friend soon. If you can get to the Australian Cavy Sanctuary in Sydney, they can help --- you can take Yo-Yo and they'll find someone who he gets along with well. They're actually just off the Newcastle freeway, in Mount Colah. Phone 0403 155 810

http://non-human.people.xeny.net

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#26 [url]

May 18 12 8:07 AM

I'm very very sorry. What awful news. Well done for doing your best for Rocky.

I know it's very hard, but it might be best for Yo-Yo (and maybe for your son?) to get Yo-Yo another friend soon. If you can get to the Australian Cavy Sanctuary in Sydney, they can help --- you can take Yo-Yo and they'll find someone who he gets along with well. They're actually just off the Newcastle freeway, in Mount Colah. Phone 0403 155 810

http://non-human.people.xeny.net

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