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Guinea Pig Breathing Weirdly

rubyyinandjupi

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I've been trying to do a lot of research on guinea pig's breathing but I haven't been able to find much; one of my guinea pigs, compared to the others, has more prominent breathing and you can especially see it from the sides. She also makes subtle and slight sounds while breathing. I'm trying to find vets around me as well but there's hardly any for rodents or small animals. It's really difficult for me right now. I've gone through vet searching before and it didn't end out the best either. Here's a clip of her breathing. I'm scared that she may have heart disease or respiratory infection and I really want to get her checked out. I can't call any veterinarians right now to ask what their services provide or if they do small animals due to the times.
 

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Please try and have your piggy seen as soon as possible. That does look rather laboured. Have a look at the vet locator link below and tell them it’s an emergency. Hopefully you’ll get an appointment soon.

How long has she been like that?
Veterinarians: New York - Guinea Lynx Records
Guinea Lynx :: GL's Vet List
Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
It's been on and off I think? I was told she looked fine and I didn't want to brush it off but I was forced to due to business. I think it's been for at least 4-5 days now. I would really like to get her checked out as soon as possible. Unfortunately I can't call for an emergency because my mom won't allow it so I have to wait until Monday to call this specific vet clinic...

She has been eating but her activity has decreased a bit. She's also been drinking water.
 

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:agr: Your piggy needs to see a vet. Laboured breathing is not something that can be left for another day. Please explain to your mum that your piggy needs help
 

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:agr: with my previous posters. This kind of breathing is generally a sign of a fluid build up in either the lungs or the chest cavity or because of something pushing on the lungs or the heart and making breathing difficult so your piggy has to work hard for every breath. It is not going to go away on its own and will only get worse. :(

You can find a link for payment support charities in the US in our emergency care guide link in @Siikibam 's first post as well as support feeding information because the need to breathe comes before the need to drink and only then the need to eat. When you have to fight to breathe, you won't have the energy to eat and drink enough.
 
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