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Guinea Pig Seizures

harpurreidr19

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I have a 3 year old guinea pig who is always extremely happy and squeaky. Today I checked on his food and water when I got home from work and I noticed that he had not eaten or drank anything. He was still moving around and being normal. A couple of hours later I checked on him and he was having a seizure. His head was down in his bedding and he was twitching and rolling around. I picked him up out of his cage and put him down on a blanket on my bed. He tried to walk but he couldn’t. I tried to feed him while holding him but he wouldn’t eat. I gave him some water and he drank a little. I put him back in his cage after about 20 minutes. It has been 2 hours now and he still hasn’t moved at all. He is breathing very slowly and still won’t eat or drink. Has anyone had this experience?
 

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Please have your piggy seen by a vet ASAP
Step in and syringe feed either mushed pellets or a fibre recovery feed. Switch from the routine weekly weight checks to instead weighing him daily to ensure you get enough syringe feed into him.

The guides below offer further advice on bridging care while you wait to get to the vet

Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
Not Eating, Weight Loss And The Importance Of Syringe Feeding Fibre
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide

I hope he is ok. Let us know how you get on at the vets
 

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Do still have him seen by a vet; and do still switch to weighing him daily for the short term so you can monitor him mor closely
 

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I am so very sorry to read this.
You did the best thing in keeping him comfortable but it sounds as if nothing could have been done.
Be gentle with yourself as you grieve.
If you would like to post a tribute to him on the Rainbow Bridge thread you would be very welcome to do that.
You will find a lot of support here for you.
 
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i’m sorry for your loss, i bet you gave him a great life and he’s now also happy in piggy heaven
 

Freela

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I've seen similar symptoms (what looks like seizing/spasmodic movements, loss of balance, lying on their side) in pigs who were in the process of dying... it can be a more physical process than a lot of people realize. Many ((HUGS)) to you and so sorry.
 

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I'm really sorry you lost your little piggy. Sleep tight 🌈
 

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I am so sorry that you’ve lost your piggy. What a shock for you. Go gently as you grieve.
 
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