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How did my guinea pass

Cam_Bam

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Hey guys. I made this because my guinea pig Jasper, passed away this afternoon. I loved him so much and I just want to know what he died of. Yesterday I noticed he wasn’t eating or drinking. Wasn’t pooping either. I just thought he was having some tummy issues. Today I got home from work and he was still just lying around, sleeping, overall really sad. A few hours later I heard him whimpering so I ran and found him lying on his side completely limp and every once in a while would kinda “run”? He would just move is little legs and whimper. Kinda like hiccups but it would jolt his whole body. I quickly rushed him to the vet, but he passed on the way over there. I’m absolutely heartbroken and it just happened so fast. I feel awful. Please let me know what I should have done differently.
 

Claire W

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I’m very sorry for your loss of Jasper :( sadly, guinea pigs can die from heart attacks and strokes out of the blue at any time and any age.

Sadly, without a post mortem, it is impossible for us to say how Jasper died.

But please be kind to yourself as you grieve. There’s nothing more you could have done
 

EJMA82

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So sorry for your loss, it must be a terrible time for you. Usually by the time a guinea pig is not eating/drinking or pooping, there is something very wrong with them. He might have been sick for a little while but they are very good at hiding it being prey animals.

You could post a tribute with some pictures in the Rainbow Bridge section. Give yourself time to grieve and heal 🌈🌈♥♥
 

artcasper

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So sorry for your loss... what a terrible shock...x
 
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