I know Pinta would advise jiggling the syringe and slowly depressing it as long as the guinea pig was chewing. One poster used the technique of covering the eyes with one hand and syringing with the other, especially helpful for an uncooperative guinea pig. Bpatters goes into detail here:
I don't know if either of the techniques would give you some ideas for alternate methods. I know how hard this is.
p.s. I was trying to figure out what Ronoxan was. A google search turned up Doxycycline.
"Ronaxan contains either 20 mg or 100 mg doxycycline as its active ingredient."
We put her on the weight today, and for some reason she has dropped from 790g to 780g. Although we didn't weigh her at the same time as a couple of days before, the drop in weight really surprised me, when giving her 14ml every 3. hours. I'm not sure what to do right now as the only thing she is eating is CC and FP. We can't get her to take anything on her own. I was really sure that we would see a small increase in weight with this amount of CC put into her. That was my experience from the last time we gave a dose this high.
Yes it's correct, the Ronoxan we have is 20mg Doxycycline.
Just writing this takes me back, and I miss our last pigs, Luna and Cherry, so much <3 The time after have been hard, but I also feel an immense relief, since the anxiety I have been dealing with for years, was tightly coupled to worrying about our pets. All this time with Cherry constantly being ill, has been somewhat of a nightmare for me. Now it's over and we are not getting any more pigs, since I just can't deal with the constant worrying. Having two kids is enough! That being said, I'm so terrible sad that it had to end this way. I'd rather we could have had Cherry for a couple of more years without her being sick all the time, while also letting me get used to the idea of not having her anymore...
I'd like to put up some pictures of her, but I've forgotten what picture sharing services actually work on this forum. Any suggestions?
I think Flicker works. There are others too.
- Supporter in 2020
You are such good pet owners, maybe in the future when the kids are older, you will find time to take in a guinea pig or two who need a good home.
Take care of yourselves.