allergies

  1. Caramelchip18

    Anybody know if you can suddenly develop allergies to guinea pigs?

    So for the past two weeks or so I’ve had a runny nose snd watery eyes that comes and goes. I originally thought this could be a cold or something like that, but today I held my guinea pigs and within 5 minutes my nose was red, irritated and running like water and my eyes were red and watery. I...
  2. T

    Guinea Pig Scabs and sores

    We have three guinea pigs two males that were in the same cage together and one female in a cage by herself. We had attempted to have the female with another piggy in the cage with her, but that did not go well and it's the story for a different post. Up until a month ago, the two males were in...
  3. LongWheekyBabies

    Sudafed Dosage for Guinea pigs

    Hi, I have a guinea pig named Cardamom who lives with her son Cinnamon. They are both fixed. She is very active and is running around as it type this. I have determined that poor Cardamom has allergies to hay dust. I switched from timmothy to orchard grass. This stopped her hooting for a while...
  4. A

    Hooting noise

    Hello:) I bought my guinea pig (Buzz) from pets at home on 08/03/2020. I noticed in the car on the way home that he had a clear drip from his nose and his chest sounded like a clicking/hooting noise. I rang pets at home the following day to inform them of this, they agreed to treat him at their...
  5. Y

    Boyfriend allergic to GPs (difficulty breathing)

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. The past few weeks my boyfriend has been suffering with wheezing/difficulty breathing whenever I clean out the guinea pigs. He found out a while ago that he’s allergic so he avoids handling them or being near them for too long, but only recently have these...
  6. W

    My mum is allergic to the pigs fur and hay

    My mum has been struggling with allergies. She's taking medication and it's not working so unless I find a solution I don' know what will happen with the pigs living indoors. The main problem seems to be fur and smaller bits of hay accumulating in the washing machine after a blanket wash. I keep...
  7. zoe.sterns

    Help! Respiratory Issues

    One of my young silkie boars was sneezing a lot and wiping his nose so i took him to the vet and the diagnosed him with what i thought it was, a mild upper respiratory infection. so i had him and his two other cage mates all on antibiotics for two weeks and they finished the two weeks yesterday...
  8. Kiki_mushu_winry

    Young pig with bad dandruff

    Hello all. I have a 9 month old American roan girl (Winry, photo for cute tax) who’s been having really bad dandruff. She lives with my two other 1.5yo girls who do not have any skin issues at all. I got her from a private breeder in January 2020 at 8 weeks. At first I thought it might be...
  9. Jasmined

    Is this URI or allergy? Please help

    Yesterday morning I noticed I could hear Teddy breathing a little heavier than normal after I’d heard her sneeze a few times. by the afternoon her breathing had become more noisy and her sneezes sounded a little wet, some crustiness round her nose. By Luck managed to get her a vet appointment...
  10. L

    Advice, what to do? - Sneezing

    Since I just got Lewis home the other day, I’ve noticed he’s rarely sneezing but there seems to be the tiniest amount of snot/clear liquid and the owner mentioned he did not have a uri. What do I do now? I’m just really confused as to why he is still sneezing (not as much)/ has a bit of...
  11. C

    Guinea pig asthma

    Hi, so for nearly two years now my 6 year old penny has had a wheezing/“hooting” issue as some may call it. Having episodes of this “hooting” usually happening 1-2 times a week to 1-2 a month depending on the season. Tends to be more frequent during the hot months and less frequent during cold...
  12. L

    Specialist What's wrong with my guinea pig? - Persistent congestion with clear lungs?

    I just got 2 guinea pigs from a friend of mine who couldn't keep them anymore. 1.5 year old Clyde came to me with what I thought was clearly an uri, so I made sure to keep him away from the 2 piggies I already had. Immediately I took him to the exotic pet care clinic and the doctor told me that...
  13. W

    URI FOR 2 MONTHS

    Sorry for the long post, it's been a long process, my pig Wayne has been sick with a Uri since the end of December. Thankfully the whole time he has been eating, drinking and pooping normally! I brought him to an emergency vet back in December and they prescribed him Trimethoprim (a sticky pink...
  14. S

    What could be wrong with my Guinea Pig / What are signs of sawdust allergy?

    Hello, Ok so, um, where do I start? My guinea has been squeaking weirdly, like a wheek, but with a wheezy side. She keeps sneezing, but I haven’t noticed her nose running, or anything coming from her eyes, and I’ve checked her cage and there’s no diarrhoea from what I can see. It’s quite...
  15. EllieHawkins

    Running nose and sneezing

    I lost a Guinea pig and it left my eldest Peaches alone. I decided she needs company and looked around for a guinea pig. I found a young Abyssinian girl and I fell in love! She was checked before I took her and she was clear. Once home I put her into my big indoor pen (can’t have guinea pigs...
  16. C

    Rolo is still ill :-(

    So he is on his 3rd course of antibiotics. He had two courses of baytril and now on septrin as baytril didn't seem to work. I only have 2 doses left now of septrin and his nose is snottier than ever! So confused as to why the antibiotics aren't working? Do you think it could just be allergies...
  17. basicpiggies

    Guinea Pig Sneezed After Cage Cleaning?

    Hi! I have three guinea pigs and two of them I just recently brought into my family, and now they’re all living happily together! They have all been getting along, eating, chasing each other, popcorning etc, and things have been smooth. However, today, something concerning (yet pretty...
  18. A

    Urgent - Please Help Bear

    My guinea pig's name is Bear, and he's maybe around 8 months to a year old. He's always been really happy and energetic but recently has been really itchy and lethargic. We took him the pet store and they said he said fruit and sugar allegies, but we'd never had issues with his food or what we...
  19. G

    Skinny Pigs & Allergies? Please Help

    My family had a beautiful long-haired Peruvian Piggie that died at 6 years old in 2011. I was so upset over losing her that I never planned on getting another "replacement" piggy. But today I just happened to be at a pet store and fell in love with a little black skinny pig. We brought her home...
  20. Zelsi

    Congested Guinea Pig (seen The Vet 3 Times)

    Hi All! I have a piggy called Monty who is just over 2 years old. He lives with his brother Trevor. Trevor's fine and doesn't have any problems. They live in a massive cage with a paper based bedding. It's got a hay rack in it as well of course, with water, pellets etc. I've had guinea pigs...
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