Need Help - Guinea Pig in horrible condition
Well my neighbors are going to CA for 10 days. They took care of my chins for me for a couple days last week so they asked if we would watch their Guinea Pig. We have one also (and many before) so they know we know how to take care of them. Well I figured they weren't taking 100% good care of this pig. They had another one earlier and they were both VERY fat. Plus I knew that they didn't change their cages once a week.
Also, I knew that the cage had a wire bottom. I figured the poor things feet would be swollen a bit and I planned on letting her run around on our carpet or set up a cage for her. Atleast give her 10 days of the nice life.
This girl is 6 years old fyi. But that's still no reason for these problems.
Ok, so they bring the guinea pig over last night. They bought a new cage with no wire bottom I was very happy. THey gave us food and timothy hay so I was also happy with that.
They said that her feet are a little swollen but normal for her. I figured by that only a little right? Well I pulled her out this morning and felt this lump brush against me. I lift her above my head and this poor things feet are almost the size of teaspoons. IT'S HORRIBLE! So i saw that and my heart broke. I decided to check her over. Both of her right incisors are broken so that the left one is longer than the right. She has sores on her stomach where the back legs touch the stomach and she has scabs on her back. And the way she walks she has to be in pain. But she hardly walks at all.
Good thing I was wearing pants because I was petting her and everytime I touched a tender part (her whole body) she'd try to nip my leg.
My heart has broken over this poor girl. She's not ours to do anything with but I want so bad to put her out of her misery. She's lived 6 years like this. I saw this little guinea pig when she was a baby and I never imagined this would happen to her.
Ok so i need some help guys. we can't really take her to the vet because she isn't ours. I've set up a pen in my room on the soft floor and I put neosporin on her paws. I tell you if she was a normal animal she would have chewed her paws off long ago. She's a real sweetie too.
Is there anything I can do over the counter for her? Would it be wise to file down her teeth? I need some help guys, I don't know what to do. I wish i could put her down so she doesn't have to go through this but she isn't mine.