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Alexan_dra2004

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Hello,

I've had my guinea pig Riley for 6ish years now and shes never had any problems health wise before.

Yesterday evening we noticed that she hadnt eaten her food, or drank. As her bottle was still filled with water. We thought that maybe she just wasnt hungry, so we left her be.

This morning i went to check on her, and she still hadnt eaten her food from yesterday afternoon or drank any water. She was lying in her cage, with labored breathing. At first we thought she couldn't move, but she got up, with sort of a wobbly walk.

We took her out and stroked her a bit, gave her some water, but she refuses to eat. We thought of taking her to the vet, but either none see guinea pigs or they arent see first timers at their place.

I dont know what else we can do to make her more comfortable. Please help.
 

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Vets are seeing animals for emergency treatment - you won’t be able to go in with her - please contact them ASAP
She has to see a vet.
 

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I cannot add anything else, but I am sending positive healing vibes your way. xx
 

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Where are you located? I would call your current vet and see if they have details for an out of hours emergency vet.
 

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Please have your piggy seen by an emergency vet ASAP. If you let us know your location we may be able to point you towards one. Your regular vet should have the number of an emergency service you can contact.
 

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Sorry that your piggy is so ill.
Hope you manage to get an emergency vet appointment.
Keep us posted.
Holding you in my thoughts
 

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Hello,

I've had my guinea pig Riley for 6ish years now and shes never had any problems health wise before.

Yesterday evening we noticed that she hadnt eaten her food, or drank. As her bottle was still filled with water. We thought that maybe she just wasnt hungry, so we left her be.

This morning i went to check on her, and she still hadnt eaten her food from yesterday afternoon or drank any water. She was lying in her cage, with labored breathing. At first we thought she couldn't move, but she got up, with sort of a wobbly walk.

We took her out and stroked her a bit, gave her some water, but she refuses to eat. We thought of taking her to the vet, but either none see guinea pigs or they arent see first timers at their place.

I dont know what else we can do to make her more comfortable. Please help.
Hi!

Your piggy needs to see a vet as an emergency if she is to survive. It could be that she had a stroke or something else, but that is for a vet to decide.

Please step in with support feeding asap. Guinea pigs don't fast. if they have lost their appetite, they are seriously ill.
Follow the detailed practical advice in this guide here, including how you can improvise in a pinch until you can see a vet and support products arrive: Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
 
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