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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. E

    Breathing Issues

    Hi, My guinea pig has been struggling to breathe. She sounds as if she has a stuffy nose and has crusty discharge. She’ll breathe normally for a while and then all of a sudden will struggle for about 10 minutes, and then be fine for a while again. I assumed it was a URI and brought her to the...
  4. littlewinng

    Possible URI Symptoms?

    How can you tell if your guinea pig has a respiratory infection? My boy has some yellow/green dried up snot on his left nostril (never the right one). He also has a cut under his left nostril by his lip that looks a bit swollen, I’m not sure how it happened but it appeared yesterday morning...
  5. 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...
  6. Myrna83

    Possible pasteurella or URI

    Hi! We bought our 2-month-old guinea pig, Dora, from a pet shop. I know it's not a good option but where I live there aren't guinea pigs to adopt. My concern is that she has a slight clear discharge from her nose and sneezes more than 10 times a day. Her bedding is fleece, so I don't think...
  7. G

    URI not getting better or worse

    Hi. My pig rusty was making a cracking noise, sneezing and sounded stuffy so I suspected URI. When I first took him to the vet he was 480g and has now gone up to 520g he is only 5 months old and his brother is 630g. The vet gave him a shot of Baytril and he has been on Baytril 0.2 mls 2 times...
  8. G

    Guinea Pig with URI?

    Hello, my guinea pig started making a crackle/croaky sound around 2 months ago. It would be on and off day to day. I took her straight to the vets to which he prescribed a metacam and baytril combo. Her symptom cleared and she was fine for a while after. However, the sound returned and therefore...
  9. doodlecountry

    Eye Crust?

    Hi everyone, my guinea pig Layla seems to have some eye crust! It's dried whiteish-yellow crust. I just introduced her to my other guinea pig, Cookie, and noticed that Layla had a few sneezes, (around 10 in 1-2 hours). She seems to be eating and drinking properly, but I'm afraid she might have a...
  10. 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...
  11. C

    My boys uri doesnt seem to be clearing up

    All 3 of my boys had a uri so vets prescribed them antibiotics. Buttons and ripple cleared up fine after the first week but rolo still had a snotty nose and sneezing all the time so he had antibiotics for another week. That course has finished but he is just the same as before still snotty etc...
  12. basicpiggies

    Giving A New Guinea Pig Medicine

    Hi. I’m taking one of my new guinea pigs to the vet because I suspect she may have a URI. I’m not 100%, but I’m leaning more towards she does than she doesn’t. The problem is she is still adjusting to her environment and is completely terrified of me. I need advice on how to quickly &...
  13. Sonnet

    Chutney’s at the vets

    He’s got a URI. Sounded a bit congested yesterday, so I booked an appointment for today. Which was a good thing, since this morning he was sounding pretty bad, and not eating much. They want to keep him in overnight just to monitor how he gets on. Little bit worried, but hoping he pulls through...
  14. M

    Guinea pig has been sneezing a lot.

    Hi everyone! So I have two guinea pigs: Cooper and Luna. Yesterday, I used hay as bedding and I immediately noticed that they started sneezing a lot after that and decided to remove it. Luna seems to be fine now, but Cooper is still sneezing a lot. Both seem normal. They eat, drink water, run...
  15. Prasiddha

    Specialist My guinea pig suffering with URI - please help with diuretic dosage emergency

    Hi friends, As most of you all know fluffy had unexpected back to back pregnancy which made her a weak and sick piggy. I love her so much. She was initial prescribed for Septran (Bactrim) for congestion 10 days back. Due to these unexpected pregnancies her weight is also very low. Only 520 GMs...
  16. T

    Guinea Pig Gut Stasis?

    Hi, last week my guinea pig had a very wheezy chest and was breathing irregularly and so we took her to the vets to be treated for a URI. The vet gave her a week long course of antibiotics which we completed at the weekend. We were not prescribed antibiotics and she had diarrhoea for a couple...
  17. EJMA82

    Uri

    Hi all, not posted for a while. When I got up this morning, my 4 year old male Snowy seemed quiet and looked quite puffed up. Got him out and noticed he had a quite crusty eye and slightly snotty nose. Taken him to the vet who prescribed 0.8ml baytril for 5 days as he was a little crackly. His...
  18. Prasiddha

    Guinea pig nose congestion - initial stage uri

    My male guinea pig icy had sneezing with wheezing sound while he was breathing. I took him to the local vet. Since in my place I don't have exotic pets veterinarian I discussed with him elaborately the symptoms. After a check up and examining online the prohibited antibiotics for guinea pigs. He...
  19. Lilythepig2017

    We Pulled Our Pig Off All Meds She She Got Better: Lily’s Story

    First I will start off by saying, I cannot recommend what we did. There are situations when medicine is vital to saving your pig. This was a very personal decision we made for our pig. I just wanted to post in case it helps someone their pig. So we adopted our pig Lily a month ago. She is 4...
  20. greensn

    Recurring Uri?

    Sorry in advance for the long post. I just want to be as detailed as possible. My guinea pig Stewie is a 1.5 years old albino male. I work at Petsmart and he was one of the "isolation pigs" who lived there from August 2016-April 2017. Finally my manager let me adopt him. He was isolated for...
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