Guinea Pigs' health

Sad, sad Kirk

Kirk had a surgery yesterday for the removal of a mammary tumor. The intervention went well and we all hope e had an early catch and it will not develop further complications.

This was his third visit to the vet, the second one being the pre-op check up. So we can imagine why he is not really used with the drill. (We actually hope this will not become a habit.)

Mr G brought him home yesterday evening around 7 and since then he is just… sad. 😦

img_20180531_073612Ms M cuddled him a bit after the little brat, pardon me! I meant “sweet toddler”, went to bed, and he had some pellets. But still he prefers not to move and lais still in a pancake shape on the floor. Veggies don’t tempt him.

The good news is that he poops and pees.

Meanwhile, Ms M is going crazy. Although she knows his behaviour is normal, she would love to see him eating. (Losing some weight won’t harm him either. Au contraire!) Thanks all gods Mr G installed a web cam so she can check on Kirk from work.

What we found out about the mammary tumor from our vet:

  • If caught and removed early, great chances for another few healthy years.
  • Usually, metastasis is slow and goes to the lungs. If caugth early, chances are no metastasis would happen.
  • He had an X-Ray which was clean. Anyway, on an X-Ray one can see only the tumors bigger than 0.5 cm. So a clean X-Ray doesn’t mean there is nothing there.

And no worries, Kirk is on pain killers for the next days. We just think he suffer like a real man. Or at least we hope he will not get a major psychological trauma.

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