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Oreo: A Rescued Guinea Pig
Oreo was abandoned along with another young male guinea pig. They were found inside a small bird cage in front of a closed feed store. A good Samaritan named Julia took them so that they would not be harmed or die from the heat. Meghan took them while a rescue or transport to a rescue could be found and Kathy assessed their health (as did a vet) and treated any medical concerns. Oreo is very underweight and has bumble foot on the pads of both rear foot pads. The other male appears to be healthy and is ready for placement in a loving home or with a rescue who will screen and place him. Oreo is currently being treated medically: Bactrim/TMS, Metacam, Vitamin C and Silvadene cream applied topically. CLICK THUMBNAILS TO VIEW LARGER IMAGES.

UPDATE9-1-07: Oreo was checked out by his vet today and he is to continue with the Metacam for  3 - 5 days and his TMS/Bactrim for a total of two weeks. The vet felt that the bumble foot did not enter his bones and that he should be fine when he is healed. He is still in a quarantine cage and will be for a couple of more weeks. UPDATE 9-8-07: Sparky was adopted today and it appears like it will be a great new home for him! Oreo is still being medicated (antibiotics) and is being monitored since he has a very high water intake and urine output. UPDATE: Oreo weighs 1116grams, which is at least a 255gram weight increase since his rescue. UPDATE 11-18-07: Michele is fostering to adopt Oreo and he's got some great new buddies. UPDATE 7-2-08: Oreo will be coming back to GPF since Michele has to move and  cannot take him with her.

Date(s): August 30, 2007. Album by Guinea Pig Fun. Photos by Kathy/Guinea Pig Fun/Michele Sanner. 1 - 12 of 43 Total.
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8-30-07: day acquired; wet after Nizoral bath

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Towels and pad used as bedding

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Pads donated by Momo

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Right rear foot pad

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Hair stained from sitting in urine

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Left rear foot pad

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Fur stained yellow from sitting in urine

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