1. Io341

    Stubborn URI and need advice

    Hi. My little pig Amelia has been suffering from some sort of lung problem for months now, and it just isn't getting any better. She went to the emergency vet as soon as we noticed something but were told she was fine and given a 1 week precautionary course of Baytril, which didn't help...
  2. J

    T-Tot's Story on battling pneumonia and after

    Hi everyone, I wanted to share our T-Tot's story and maybe get some insight from other people with some piggies who may be going through the same thing. (Sorry if this is a long post) My son, Noah, who is 10yo, takes really good care of his T-Tot (almost 1yo). They're best friends, they truly...
  3. Dystopoly

    Separating for a URI?

    So, this morning I rushed my boys into the vet because one of them was sniffling very audibly - and sure enough, he’s got a URI. The vet gave me antibiotics for him, but gave his brother a clean bill of health and told me to separate them for two weeks until the course of medicine is through...
  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. furmom.pau

    Can piggies catch colds from each other?

    Just really curious. Should you isolate them when another piggy has it?
  6. G

    Is this blockage behavior?

    Hello everyone, I have a 5 1/2 year old guinea pig. He just got over a URI infection on Sunday after the vet prescribed Baytril and doxycycline. I would give him his probiotic one hour after his medication, which he received twice a day. As of Sunday, sneezing, crusty eyes, wheezing, and watery...
  7. furmom.pau

    Poop check pls

    My piggy has been on antibiotics for 8 days now and her poops are being weird ever since. We've been feeding her probiotics and syringe feeding hay and pellets to her. No veggies. At first she was always hiding, maybe because of the antibiotic side effects but now she's coming outside and...
  8. mehartr

    Pink Urine after starting antibiotics?

    Hello! My 2 year old boy has been sneezing and having a crusty nose. I took him to the vet and they said his lungs sounded fine but because of the crusty nose, they put him on a 7 day course of Bactrim (only because he didn’t tolerate Baytril well last time). The medication is hot pink, and...
  9. Puddles1999

    Brown nasal discharge?

    Hi! I have three guineas. Recently, our mocha was taking Orbax for a possible uri. She had a runny nose, he said her lungs and everything sounded great but to be on the safe side, he decided to medicate her. It’s been about two weeks since she’s finished her Orbax. However, I had penelope out...
  10. Puddles1999

    Specialist Right medication for Uri?

    I just came back home from a vet visit as it seemed one of my Guinea pigs may have had a uri. He said her Lungs sounded great, heart was fantastic and so was breathing. He had mentioned we caught the uri early and he gave me a bottle of Orbax medication. I’ve never had my guinea pigs on this and...
  11. Puddles1999

    URI’s being contagious?

    Good morning! One of my guinea pigs, mocha, I I believe has an uri. However, she is housed with our other two females. Mocha and Penelope both have a vet appointment today, one for mocha’s uri and Penelope has just a check up. My question is, do I need to bring my third piggy with me? If...
  12. cocodapig

    Possible URI

    I got my guinea pig 4 days ago, she is roughly 5 weeks old, i noticed that she’s been sneezing today, should i be worried? her nose also seems to be wet.. like the start of a runny nose. its not bad though.. I'm worried. any advice ?
  13. Jasmined

    Baytril & syringe help - desperate!

    I’m desperately looking for more advice on how to get my girls to accept a syringe / Baytril. I’ve tried lots of different tips from here like wrapping in towel, different holding techniques to keep her still, dipping in food, on food, mixed with ribena etc etc Each day passes she’s on Baytril...
  14. 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...
  15. guineapigx2


    Hello guys! I have a problem. My baby guinea pig (one and a half months old) has been making crackling noises. I can sometimes hear them, but usually I only hear it when listening to his tummy area. He got one week of antibiotics (enrofloxacin). Vet gave him that over the phone because of the...
  16. W

    URI Help! Doxycycline & Baytril?

    Has anyone had a guinea pig successfully recover from a URI using Baytril? What about Doxycycline? How about when administered together? I have seen a lot of stories about having trouble getting rid of URIs, which leaves me wondering how effective Baytril and Doxycycline are to combat URIs. Are...
  17. P

    Bactrim shelf life?/other issues

    Hello! I have been off of here for a good amount of time, and I am sure many of you who remember me shall be relieved to find that I have been working a lot on my pet anxiety and thinking logically before getting all worried about an illness and whatnot. Unfortunately, I have come back for a...
  18. mehartr

    Guinea Pig Baytril Problems

    Hello, I took my piggy to the vet for a possible URI - sneezing, crusty nose and small amounts of wheezing. They prescribed him with Baytril and Doxycycline twice a day for 10 days. By the fourth day, Chester had stopped eating and drinking, wouldn’t touch his pellets or hay, but he still went...
  19. S

    Do I wait to take my pregnant guinea pig to the vet?

    I was sold a pregnant guinea pig without my knowledge, and she’s developed what I believe to be a URI. She’s cackling and occasionally sneezes. I plan on taking her in no matter what, but the problem is, she’s an extremely stressed and skittish pig! She is afraid of everything, and that’s no...
  20. Spoink

    Worried, please help. (URI/Syringe feeding)

    My piggy is breathing quite fast, she was making soft vocal noises with the out-breath but that has stopped now. She is not breathing as fast as she was when I noticed it (she is sat on my lap wrapped in her blankie). She has been through quite a lot recently and I'm at my wits end...