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Guinea Pig Sneezing & Coughing

Brooke03

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Hello everyone! :) My guinea pig suddenly starts to sneeze or cough. This usually happens randomly like when I'm petting her or after she eats hay. I know guinea pigs sometimes cough when they eat to fast but I'm still really worried cause this started happening 1 1\2 weeks ago.
 

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I’d take the little piggie to the vet. It could be early signs of pneumonia.
 

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I agree a vet visit is needed to rule out a URI or Pneumonia. Ask your vet to check for any fluid on her chest/ around the heart. Also is she near any allergens that could make her cough and sneeze like an air fresher? What is she bedded on? Is she eating Ok?
 

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I agree a vet visit is needed to rule out a URI or Pneumonia. Ask your vet to check for any fluid on her chest/ around the heart. Also is she near any allergens that could make her cough and sneeze like an air fresher? What is she bedded on? Is she eating Ok?
I use Aspen wood shavings and I don't really use air fresheners
 

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Ok it could be the shavings as some pigs are sensitive to them but I would go to the vet first and rule out any health issues.
 
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