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I lost my friend :(

Amit.kmr

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Hi Everyone.

My name is Amit and i am from India. My uncle gave me a female guinea pig few years ago. At that time she looks so immature but i dont know about her actual age. Time passed and she became our family member. She usually eats everytime she became healthy but didn't grown in size. Recently i noticed that her skin from her back is bieng too thin and we can easily able to touch and feel her complete spine and she was also not able to sqeak. Subsequently i took her to her vet and her vet said that this so common we dont need to worry about it. After a week she turned too skinny and she also making hump while standing. I was too scared and increased her eatings but who knows that a good thing is reaching to its end now. Yesterday on 1st december 2018 she passed away in the morning. I imprecate my self that it was me who is the only responsible person for her demise. If anyone here could please tell me about what happened to her actually i will be very gratefull to you. I still cry for her and not able to forget her. Please help me to find the cause behind this.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss x. Unfortunately I cannot tell you why she died, you did your best and that is all we can do
 

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Don’t blame yourself, I’m sure she had an amazing life with you, I’m so very sorry for your loss
 

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Would you like to post a tribute in the rainbow bridge pets section?
 

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Hi Amit, so sorry for your loss but there are so many possibilities of what could have been wrong with your piggy that we could not possibly speculate. Unfortunately in India, vets that deal with small animals and are skilled enough to deal with them appropriately are extremely hard to find. I am sorry that you were not able to see a vet who was helpful but you must understand that you did everything you could to help her and she will have known that.
 

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Thank you so much! Please tell how can i do this.
Hi Amit, so sorry for your loss but there are so many possibilities of what could have been wrong with your piggy that we could not possibly speculate. Unfortunately in India, vets that deal with small animals and are skilled enough to deal with them appropriately are extremely hard to find. I am sorry that you were not able to see a vet who was helpful but you must understand that you did everything you could to help her and she will have known that.
Hi, thanx so much! Is there any disease in which the above issues occurs? i saw somewhere in internet these occurs in illness and also when a pig become old.?
 

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So on the homepage you will see this:
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Hope that helped, I’m not very good at explaining things
 

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I am very sorry for your loss, too. Unfortunately, guinea pigs don't tell us when they feel ill or are in pain. You did your best, watched her carefully and you took her to the vet's to have her examined. Don't blame yourself!
 

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Thank you so much! Please tell how can i do this.

Hi, thanx so much! Is there any disease in which the above issues occurs? i saw somewhere in internet these occurs in illness and also when a pig become old.?
Thinning hair is usually a sign of a hormonal imbalance but can also be caused by fungal infections, mites and lice. Hunching up and weight loss are usually a sign of pain which could mean something going on inside like a tumour or abscess but it could also indicate an infection, bladder stones, a blockage in the bowel, overgrown teeth... genuinely the list is endless. Also weight loss might not be linked to pain where it is from going into kidney failure which can take time over many months (one of my previous piggies lost considerable weight through kidney failure over the space of 18 months)
 

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I'm very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, there's no way to know exactly what happened. The signs you describe, such as weight loss and sitting hunched up, can be due to a lot of potential problems. Especially when there are no specialty vets that see a lot of small animals, it can be very hard to know for sure. Please don't blame yourself, it sounds as though you loved her a lot and gave her a great life with you.
 
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