She is only a couple of years old, so I really hope we can keep at good health for a long time. I can post a picture of her later. She is such a beautiful red pig <3 She reminds me a bit of a smaller Abigail, but with a more dark red color.
If your vet is amenable, perhaps you could ask if they would seek a second opinion on the xrays regarding elongated roots? Dr. Legendre in Canada is a published expert who understands the challenges, has worked with one of our member's guinea pigs, and could likely give feedback as to how serious this is via a consultation with your vet.
Unfortunately, I just checked the https://www.avdonline.org/ website and they are in transition and basically have no contact information up at all. I did find this doing a search online:
Regarding getting a second opinion. I think that our vet is the leading expert on guinea pigs, at least in our region, so I'm not sure contacting other vets here in Denmark would make too much sense. It might be a good idea to contact the doctor you guys mentioned though. I'm not sure how our vet would react to inquiries regarding that though. She is a middle aged really strong woman :) What would you guys suggest that I do?
I really appreciate all your help. It's really uplifting to read your posts.
Here is a link to a published article by Dr. Legendre. It does not cover treatment of elongated roots, unfortunately, but mentions the need for identifying other conditions when teeth overgrow:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC339280/First, one must obtain diagnostic radiographs to determine whether elongation of roots, periodontal disease, osteomyelitis, or periapical abscesses are present. These conditions are sequelae of malocclusion.
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Things are going ok here. Cherry seems to be doing good. The wound after her operation has healed pretty nicely and she is generally eating better now. I think both Cherry and Luna might have a small cold right now. They have been sneezing a bit these last couple of days, a bit less appetite. Cherry have been making this small sound sometimes while breathing, so I was worried it might be something with the lungs. Talked to the vet and they didn't seem to worry that much since she is is still on antibiotics and the sound is so vague. She is also still eating and is really fresh and lively.
Thx for your cheering and input guys <3
I will have to take her to the vet again Monday morning. I will of course mention CL, but I think it's more likely that this is a bite and pure bad luck. What do you guys think?