Is Bene Bac safe for guinea pigs?
Bene-bac Plus Pet Gel is an easy to administer probiotic designed for pets. Most guinea pigs will immediately latch onto the tube of Bene-bac and take the dispensed dose (1 gram once per day, taken at a different time from the prescribed antibiotics). Watch our video and see us administer medication to a guinea pig.
Can guinea pigs survive sickness?
Sick guinea pigs may require hospitalization and supportive care, including intravenous fluids and syringe feeding, as well as surgery to remove the stones. Regular, annual veterinary check-ups can help detect problems, such as urinary tract stones, in guinea pigs before they develop into life-threatening emergencies.
Can you give guinea pigs probiotics?
What Are Probiotics? In it’s most simple form probiotics are live bacteria combined with yeast. Probiotics are particularly good for your guinea pig as they have a specific focus on the digestive system.
How do I give my guinea pig Bene-Bac?
Beside above, how much bene do you give a guinea pig? Bene-bac Plus Pet Gel is an easy to administer probiotic designed for pets. Most guinea pigs will immediately latch onto the tube of Bene-bac and take the dispensed dose (1 gram once per day, taken at a different time from the prescribed antibiotics).
What is bene-BAC for guinea pigs?
Bene-Bac is a yogurt, in a way. It is Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Enterococcus faecium, and Lactobacillus casei. (Lacto being “milk”, more or less, and bacillius being a rod-shaped bacterium.) These live bacteria cultures are good for the digestive system.
What are the side effects of Baytril in guinea pigs?
Generally, Baytril is safe and produces minimal side effects in guinea pigs when given at the appropriate dosage. Milder side effects include dehydration and a loss of appetite. Be sure to provide your guinea pig with plenty of water while she’s on Baytril.
How much bene do you give a guinea pig?
For a guinea pig, they get one small bead of bene-bac per day (once every 24 hours).
What home remedy can I give my guinea pig for diarrhea?
Dietary management is essential, regardless of the cause of diarrhea. Feeding your guinea pig plain yogurt with active cultures, or the commercial supplement probiotic, may help restore the healthy balance of “good” bacteria in its digestive tract. Otherwise, provide plenty of water for your guinea pig to drink.
Is it normal for a guinea pig to get sick?
While they are usually healthy animals, there are a number of diseases that commonly affect pet guinea pigs. By knowing what the most common illnesses are, you can be better prepared to monitor for signs and symptoms that your guinea pig may be getting sick.
What should I do if my guinea pig has pneumonia?
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are the most common form of treatment for guinea pig pneumonia, and these should help your sick guinea pig back to health. Your vet may also advise that you disinfect your guinea pig’s cage.
When to take a guinea pig to the vet?
Symptoms of respiratory problems in your guinea pig include: sneezing or ocular and nasal discharge. If you notice these symptoms in your guinea pig, we recommend visiting your veterinarian.
What kind of disease can a guinea pig have?
Pneumonia is the most common respiratory disease in guinea pigs. This condition can be life-threatening to a sick guinea pig. Though most pneumonias are bacterial, and therefore helped by antibiotics, not all are.