Q. Hi we have 3geniue pigs 1has pink eye sxs,can we use the gentamycin eye drops in her eye also do we have to separate her from her sisters thankyou
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. Yes you can gentamicin eye drops and yes it would be better to separate her from other guinea pigs in case the nature of the problem is infective. I would recommend to use the drops for not more than 3 days and if you do not see any improvement take her to your veterinarian for a check up. Gentamicin would not be the first line treatment in these cases, but it is a valid antibiotic. If you notice any other sign like sneezing/coughing or discharge from the nose, lethargy, depression, inappetence then take her immediately to you vet for a check up.