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alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary

Guinea Pig Rescue Official account for Alittlebitiffy Animal Sanctuary, an ACNC registered non-profit guinea pig sanctuary. Bringing big hope to little animals ๐Ÿน https://www.ecwid.com/store/mosukibunnyshop/Alittlebitiffy-Animal-Sanctuary-c29479001
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Our august fundraiser, courtesy of the incredibly generous @cookiemoobathbodyandhome and @mosukibunnyshop, is live! click on the link in our bio for an amazing variety of goodies for you and your littlest family members, treat yourself and help us help the piggies in our care at the same time ๐Ÿน fundraiser ends at 7pm on the 18th of august.

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comment 4 star 238 2 weeks ago

Eddie gave us a heart attack this morning when we walked into the piggy room to find him lying on his back. it turns out his hobbies include sleeping in awkward positions and scaring the daylights out of his humans!

eddie is a satin guinea pig with osteodystrophy, a metabolic bone disease prevalent in satin guinea pigs. in a healthy piggy, calcium is withdrawn from the bones and returned as needed. the parathyroid glands secrete parathormone (pth), which regulates calcium withdrawal from the bone. the thyroid gland secretes calcitonin, which regulates the absorption of calcium into the bones. normally, these hormones maintain a balance of calcium within the body.

when there's a deficiency of calcium in the body, the parathyroid secretes more pth than normal to try and regulate the body's calcium levels by withdrawing more calcium from the bones. when there's a constant and severe calcium deficiency, the bones decalcify (osteoporosis) and form fibrous tissue instead of the boney matrix (osteitis fibrosa). this leads to a weak, unstable and painful skeleton. a genetic defect in the metabolism in satin guinea pigs causes a deficiency in the reabsorption of calcium.

as the disease progresses, the long bones of the limbs are severely affected and walking will become difficult or impossible. pain management is crucial for the wellbeing of a piggy with osteodystrophy. eventually, the entire skeleton becomes decalcified and, at this point, the kindest thing to do is to let the piggy go peacefully and with dignity. we hope to give eddie a full and happy life before his osteodystrophy becomes severe.

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comment 13 star 670 2 weeks ago

Ruby cuddles are the best kind of cuddles ๐Ÿ˜š ruby came into our care on the 3rd of july, when her owner noticed her bleeding from her genitals. after staying overnight at uq vets small animal hospital for observations, diagnostics were done to check for bladder stones, ovarian cysts, neoplasia and any other possible causes. nothing definitive was detected, so our wonderful vet team made the decision to spay her to avoid future complications. her post-op care had its ups and downs, with more overnight stays at uq vets when she suddenly experienced diarrhea 2 weeks in. but we're pleased to say that she's slowly but surely improving.

ruby's vet bills have been substantial. any donations towards her care will be deeply appreciated, and can be done through paypal.me/alittlebitiffy or via our bank details found at www.alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary.com/donate.

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@nutsandchips
@cavysthesassy
@thepiggieherd
@thefoxresidence
@sharnas_cavy_sanctuary
@gcgpr
@myperfectpiggyfamily
@thepiggyparade
@pigandnut ๐Ÿพ
#guinea #pig #guineapig #cavy #instacavy #ilovecavies #guineapigsofinstagram #guineapigsof_ig #piggies #iloveguineapigs #guineapiglove #cavylove #cavylover #cavynation #guineapigrescue #animalrescue #alittlebitiffyanimalsanctuary #cute #rodent #instarodent #keepcalmcavyon #petstagram #petsofinstagram #instapets #adoptaguineapig #cavyofinstagram #cavyoftheday #rodentsofinstagram #pawfect_piggies_of_ig

comment 1 star 384 3 weeks ago