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pneumonia

  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. Shauni

    Sound With Breathing

    Dear everyone, I have a question about my guinea pig Simba (2 years old). I can hear her breath sometimes when she sniffles. I already went to the vet (she is a guinea pig specialist) and she checked everything but couldn't find anything wrong. Today she had a really weird sound while...
  3. GuineaPigger

    Sick Guinea Pig - Emergency!

    My guinea pig is having breathing problems, as we are experiencing a bout of pneumonia. We thought that it was over, but today she started showing very serious symptoms, mainly that she is heavily heaving and clicking when breathing. I am worried that she will not last the night. We have given...
  4. itshaleybe

    My Guinea Pig Has Pneumonia :(

    I'v had 2 Guinea pigs since christmas, one named pepsi and one named Friday. They are very playful and they are birth sisters. We were told at petsmart that if they separate they could possibly die. Well iv been noticing CONSTANT fast breathing from pepsi, i was worried sick for 2 days and then...
  5. 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...
  6. O

    Female Gp - Breathing Issues - Thymoma Diagnosis - Need Help

    Hi Everyone We've just joined this forum hoping for some help or suggestions from a community, as we're struggling to reach any clear way forward for our 4 year old female guinea pig Noisy. Last Saturday, day 1, we noticed she was breathing heavily and a bit slowly, she's eating well, very...
  7. T

    Respiratory Infection? Pneumonia?

    Hi there! I recently adopted a pig from a girl at my college who could no longer support her. The little piggie is called Willow and is coming up for 7 months. The reason I took Willow is because her previous owner told me she had a severe respiratory infection for a month when she initially...
  8. cinn&sugarmybbs

    Uri Turning Into Pneumonia

    hi guys I need help. One of my guinea pigs uri is turing into pnuemonia. She's breathing heavily, her voice is mumbled and she has discharge from her nose. She also had pink eye which is a sign of pnuemonia in the first place. 2 weeks ago the vet perscribed bay trip 1.5 ml. They have gained...
  9. McFly&Yogi

    My Poor Mcfly :(

    Hello all! I have a guinea pig around a year old named McFly, and he's been a bit under the weather lately. Two weeks ago, he was exhibiting symptoms of a URI - puffed up coat, wheezing and hooting, very lethargic and watery eyes. I rushed him to a vet that sees guinea pigs (I live in the US...
  10. Paige17

    Piggie Caught With Pneumonia!

    Within the past few weeks I noticed a major change in one of my Piggies Lucy she wouldn't eat or drink anything and she laid around all day, not her normal excited self. I began to worry so two days ago we took her to the vet. They told us she had pneumonia and that it didn't look good. One of...
  11. D

    Fluid Around Lungs And Pain When Pooping

    Hello, everyone. About two weeks ago, I noticed that my three and a half year old boar, Erik, was breathing heavily and had lost some weight. I immediately took him to the vet, who x-rayed him and discovered lots of fluid around his lung. There was so much fluid you couldn't even see his heart...
  12. VeRoBa_96

    Uri And Pneumonia Advice

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this so please excuse my ignorance. I adopted a guinea pig four months ago, he has been perfectly healthy. He got re-homed due to the fact he doesn't get on with others. I re-visited the centre to pick up some supplies and noticed a poor guinea pig who had been there...
  13. P

    Guinea Pig Recovering From Pneumonia

    Hi, On the 21/09 my guinea pig Gus was rushed to the vets with what we now know was pneumonia, he was so poorly they didn't think he'd make it through the night :-( Fast forward to now, he's been back home with us for just under a week now and his pneumonia systems seem pretty much...
  14. peach

    Sick Pig - What Is The Normal Range For Respiratory Rate For Guinea Pig?

    Hello, My guinea pig popcorn has been diagnosed with pneumonia. She has been on antibiotic Enrofloxacin 0.35ml since last Friday (08/19/2016) (injection at vet) then at home oral. Yesterday she was eating very little so I brought her back to the vet for a re-check. It is a different vet. At...
  15. KenzieC

    Urgent: Pig Has Fluid In Chest On One Side...cannot See His Heart.

    Hello everyone! My wonderful baby Atlas (m) is back on antibiotics for the third time since i got him 4 months ago. When I bought him (stupidly) from a PetSmart, I quickly found that he was sick. We went to the vet and he had severe pneumonia and a URI. He was on baytril and a dieuretic for 2...
  16. VickiA

    Healing Vibes For Mr Ted - Pneumonia

    Having just successfully treated one of my old ladies (Violet) for a URTI I had hoped to have a brief spell at the end of the year when all 4 piggies were well but no such luck. Last last night I heard strange noises from the dining room where the piggies live. It was Mr Ted with very noisy...
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