We sell the pen in our store with all proceeds going to the rescued pigs.
Link to the pain relief gel pel Saskia uses
Marge went from walking extremely reluctantly to literally running through the barn stall and not only that, she was happily bossing all the other sows around by kicking them out of their hideys.
This is the BEFORE video
I want it to be affordable for guinea pig owners so to that end I have some news. We are currently developing our own CBD for guinea pigs that will not only cost less but will contain double the amount of the pen we currently use and sell.
The use of CBD in Guinea Pigs, Yes or No?
I say YES without any hesitation. We have been using the gel pen by Mary’s Pet, it is not an oil but a cream based CBD product and we have been seeing some wonderful results as a painkiller, mood stabilizer and anti inflammatory and general pick me up.
Each dose contains 1mg of activated CBD hemp extract.
I have found that for a regular sized adult size guinea pig a pea sized amount rubbed into the outer and inner skin of both ears does the trick.
Not enough people signed up for the informal study sadly but I have gotten feedback from those who have used on their guinea pigs and I use it daily on the animals here at the ranch.
I have a video as well I can share. The pig in the video is 4.5yr old sow with thickened joints in the back feet and extremely limited movement of the joints as well.
MARGE 10 MINUTES AFTER CBD APPLICATION
Metacam or Tramadol are the preferred pain killers in guinea pigs but I have never really seen a guinea pig get significant relief from either one of those drugs. That is the reason I started searching for an alternative. Arthritis is extremely painful for guinea pigs and those afflicted badly will prefer to sit in one spot and not move unless there is food involved. I have also seen what I can only describe as muscle atrophy in the back legs of some of those pigs. They must be miserable.
So CBD works within 10 minutes and can have quite stunning results. The effect can be seen best in those pigs that are extremely reluctant to move.
I have used it successfully as a general pain killer and have seen animals go from dull eyed with a puffy coat to bright eyed and bushy tailed in a matter of minutes. A common feedback appears to be that in a matter of minutes the light goes back in the eyes and a sparkle in the eye is observed. I have personally observed this again and again as well. I would say this is a good indication it is working.
I think you can visually see the effect in about 50% of animals. And again the worse the pain the most noticeable the effect.
I have had some feedback from people that have used it successfully for nervous animals, sows with hormonal aggressive behavior (usually those with cysts or other reproductive issues).
A pig straining to pass stool due to arthritis in the lower spine did not show much discomfort after application.
It increased appetite in approximately 65% of reluctant eaters due to illness or pain.
What did we learn?
I have been using CBD since June this year so very much still learning and testing but so far I can honestly say that the CBD has been quite miraculous. It appears to work extremely well on guinea pigs. Don’t worry about the THC content because is is negligible. Most reputable CBD companies have test reports on each one of their products that will break down the contents.
People or Pet CBD? It is my understanding that it is all the same just a different sticker on a different bottle. And as far as strength goes, you cannot overdose on the stuff so just go for the highest strength.
Saskia Chiesa, Director of Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue
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