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|Comment||Monday pm. Thank you so much for your time and prompt advice, my vet called me today after speaking to her colleague and she has suggested an ex ray and ultrasound, and also further checks in his mouth at teeth as she couldn't get a proper look before. So we will do this in a day or so, I will try tomorrow and feed him up with the rescue food, which is fine also for guinea pigs, as it does specify this on packet luckily., and doesn't contain penicillin, thank you for that advice. He has been eating some fresh grass today, so I will try and spend some time with him tomorrow before I take him on Wednesday, I just hope he pulls through that, but I think it is right to try and investigate the nature of his illness further as it may help to understand what is happening with him. I am sure we cannot do much, unless it was his teeth not helping but I doubt that really. Have just weighed him and he has actually put on 40g today! Which is the first real increase for a month, and this was before the rescue feed. Maybe it was the grass today! Tuesday am. He is still 690g today, and still munching, so possibly some progress I really hope... Thank you so much, will try and let you know if there's any outcomes.|
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