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guinea pig

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i have a guinea pig i got 3 months ago he was at the time 5-6 weeks old anyways he was doing fine till this afternoon i saw him in a corner i thought he was dead till i noticed he is breathing his eyes were shut as if they were stuck he afraid of people but he wouldnt move a bit and he was sleeping in diariah i called the vet if there was anything i could do home but the receptions didnt let me finish explaining his problem and said that we wont know if his not here and i cant afford the visit i had a friend who owned guinea pigs she told me that it may be cold so i did what she said keep him warm give him water and fresh food which i have already been doing but anyways well tonight i went to give him some water and he could barely stand is it really just a cold? or did he catch something thats life threating and its to late ?
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187666 tn?1331173345
A cold animal will be lethargic, just lay there, no interest in food, etc. But since yours has diarrhea as well, he has something else going on. He may have picked up some intestinal bug from someone in the family or if you feed him greens from the yard, they may have been contaminated with something. The only way to know what's causing this is a trip to the vet. They can do a fecal to check for problems and prescribe the proper medicine for what ails him. He may need some supportive care for a day or two - IV or subQ fluids and heat.
121828 tn?1333464491
My guinea pig loves her house. She only comes out to eat. Maybe you should get her a house. Make sure you don't feed her too much citrus/or veggies. Keep her on pellets only for now.
658901 tn?1403814634
thank you but before i had a chance to take him to the vet he passed away, from his waist down he could move anymore and breathing was hurting him and then it was to late...
187666 tn?1331173345
I'm so sorry your piglet died. I've had guinea pigs before and they're so sweet. If you plan on getting another, make sure everything is well sanitized with some bleach and water. Don't want that heart break again.
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