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Coughing when eating

dabel101

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Hi! I have three piggies, all sows, and when i give them their veggies someone lets out a cough. I only hear one cough from one of them, not quite sure who, but ive seen all of them do it. Again, its only once and they carry on eating as normal once they have a good cough. And its only when they get their veggies, they never do it otherwise. I’m pretty sure i just have greedy piggies but i would just like to see if it is normal/ anything else i should be worried about! x
 

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Hi! I have three piggies, all sows, and when i give them their veggies someone lets out a cough. I only hear one cough from one of them, not quite sure who, but ive seen all of them do it. Again, its only once and they carry on eating as normal once they have a good cough. And its only when they get their veggies, they never do it otherwise. I’m pretty sure i just have greedy piggies but i would just like to see if it is normal/ anything else i should be worried about! x
Hi!

You get your occasional greedy eater; it is nothing more serious than that.
 

dabel101

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Guinea pigs often cough when eating too fast but a constant cough warrants a vet check to rule out a uri
Thanks! Yeah i’ve been monitoring since i heard the first cough about two weeks ago. I think they are even more greedy now as i stopped giving them a veggie snack during the say as i noticed i was felt i was feeding too much veg! But never heard a cough outside of dinner time! :)
 

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Mine do this too, I was worried when I first heard it but after reading on here I see it's normal! It's only Smokey and it's only after she's wolfed down her veggies too fast! :yahoo:
 
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