|Snowy, a Rescued Guinea Pig|
Date(s): February 5, 2007. Album by Guinea Pig Fun. Photos by Kathy/GPF. 1 - 8 of 30 Total.
2-5-07: When I held four-year-old Snowy, I realized she was the one who would be the new GPF mascot. I ended up taking her two buddies but once they were here, the female kept chasing her away from the food and going after her. I tried Snowy with Starina and they were fine but not for too long ... Starina also went after her. She is by herself at the moment which might be good since I think Tulip and Keifer may have eaten her food (they are "well fed"; meaning they love to eat and it shows). She is only 707 grams. I got her medical record today and aside from being underweight, she has a large amount of missing hair (was treated for mites) that is starting to grow back. However, she is still scratching so I gave her a dose of Ivermectin. She also has a cyst on her back that the vet expressed. It's barely visible so hopefully it won't grow back. She had a urinary stone that was removed and she nearly didn't come to after being put out. The rescue was told that she might not survive if she had to go under again. The vet had never removed a stone but they did so by putting her under and pushing on it. Unfortunately, the medical record shows that they tore the urethal opening. She was on Metacam and Baytril after the procedure which was done 12/19/06. I have a call in to my vet to have her assessed. Like Jasmine was, she is very fragile. She was breathing slowly so hopefully she will be okay. She has a very sweet temperament and no head tilt but I believe she is a texel or texel cross.
UPDATE 2-6-07: Snowy still loves her Critical Care and has gained 27 grams. Five new photos added.
UPDATE 2-15-07: 4 new photos #1 - 4; gained 40 grams.
UPDATE:The vet found a tumor in Snowy's abdomen which most likely was causing her various medical issues. Due to her prior problems with sedation when she had surgery while she was at the rescue, she was not a candidate for surgery so she was humanely PTS after being here only one month.