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  1. coco&chanel

    Severe Pneumonia Help

    Hello, My Guinea pig Tommy looked to be struggling with his breathing last November, so I took him to the vets. The vet said he had a sore throat(?!) and gave me Baytril 2.5% to give him 0.4ml twice daily. I did this, and he seemed to improve. Since then his breathing has been getting...
  2. PirateZelda

    Coughing Or Retching?

    We were just about to leave the flat today when we heard Artemis making an odd sound. Look round and he's jerking his head forward and making a sound like someone trying to be sick. I know guineas can't actually be sick and it ends up in their lungs (heard from someone - please correct if...
  3. Brooke03

    Guinea Pig Sneezing & Coughing

    Hello everyone! :) My guinea pig suddenly starts to sneeze or cough. This usually happens randomly like when I'm petting her or after she eats hay. I know guinea pigs sometimes cough when they eat to fast but I'm still really worried cause this started happening 1 1\2 weeks ago.
  4. Z

    Uneven And Labored Breathing?

    I have a 5 month old Abyssinian who is a bit of a medical mystery. I took her to the vet about a month ago because she started coughing frequency. She got diagnosed with mild pneumonia and we started Baytril twice a day for 10 days. It is hard to say if it actually helped or not, she still...
  5. 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...
  6. Chancey

    Not Very Active - Diagnosed With Infection.

    Hi there, My three little piggies that I brought home last Monday haven't been doing too great (we think they may have had this before we got them as they were showing symptoms then as well - milder though). They've all been sneezing and coughing quite a lot, as well as scratching - the...
  7. NugginsRasputin

    Normal Coughing/hiccuping Vs. A Problem?

    Hi there! I'm a new Guinea pig owner and have had two 5 month-olds for about a month. Tonight as I was feeding one of them veg he coughed really loudly (scared the crap out of me and his buddy). I thought he had just gotten something stuck in his throat and he seemed fine. Then ten minutes...
  8. Treaclelove

    Coughing Pigs

    I have 2 boars who are roughly 7 months old and I noticed they have been coughing a bit it is often after taking them out of their cage and putting them back in they give a little cough it is not raspy and at first I mistook it for sneezing but it kept happening and it does not happen when they...
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