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Is it the right time to put her down?

williampledger

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Hi,

My Guinea Pig is 6-7 years old, she has made it very far in life and has always been happy, we have given her all the care and attention she could have asked for and we love her to bits, which is why we are very sad to even have to think about doing this but we just want what is best for her.

She has been losing he vision for about a year, we don't think she is blind yet but we think she is on her way, she has been slowing down a little bit but not too much, she can no longer groom herself at the back therefore having some matted fur build up, but these are not the problems that we think are something that need to be put down over. These are small problems and we are sure they are bringing her no pain.

The real problem is the last 5-7 days, she has barely moved, she has just sat under her little house and not done much, when I went to see her today and stroked her, she had no response, normally she moves or at least recognises you when you go near her, I thought she was dead, thankfully she propped her head up and said hello to me. But she has been very lathargic, not wanting to move, she hasn't been eating or drinking anywhere near as much as usual and has been lying flat on her belly. I looked at something explaining the symptoms of overheating and these seem to check out with that but even on one of the cooler days she remained the same, we have done everything we could to keep nice and cool though she remains in that position and state.

Do you think this is something that should pass by with the heat or is it a bigger problem, we are doing all we can to make he happy. But we just want to make sure that she wouldn't be happier somewhere else...
 

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Has she seen a vet? It's impossible to say without a trained professional having a hands on examination. You need to see what's causing the current behaviour and whether it's something treatable or not
 

williampledger

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HI everyone, update, we visited a vet today and I am sad to say that she was put down today at 13:11. RIP Squeakers
 

artcasper

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Sorry for your loss... I am sure she had a lovely life with you xx
 
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