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guineainfo

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My about 5 month old guinea pig (His name is Spot) has been feeling off for awhile. He would always squeak when I would give him food, but I noticed his eyes started to get discharge and he became silent when I gave him food. Spot still ate, but he wasn’t happy and squeaky like always. That was a few weeks ago. I thought he was getting better and the discharge from his eyes wasn’t a huge deal. Now he seems to have gotten bad. I noticed this morning he was laying down and he looked stiff. I picked him and he was doing little yelps. His body looks super skinny, puffed fur, and I can see he’s breathing fast from his stomach area on the side. He was also leaning to the side. His hind legs seem paralyzed and his front ones move slightly, but he can’t fully get up and walk. He tries to, but ultimately he’s not strong enough to. There was also a little noise coming from his or mouth. Not sure, but his mouth has been open. I put water and vitamin c drops for guinea pigs in a syringe and gave him some, that’s where he got the “energy” or motivation to move around the best he could, it was only about 4 inches. What can he possibly have or what is going on? He’s the sweetest boy and it hurts to see him like this.
 

Siikibam

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:agr: Vet as a matter of urgency. In other words find a vet now and get him an appointment as soon as possible. It must be today. Have a look at the link below to find one near you.
Vet Locator
 

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Your guinea pig needs to be taken to a vet right now as an emergency.
Discharge from the eyes is a big deal and your piggy needed to be taken to a vet when you noticed this as it can be a symptom of a respiratory infection.
He did not get energy from water with vitamin c drops, they need to be syringe fed a recovery food to keep the guts working. Water with vitamin c won’t do this.

Emergency, Crisis and Bridging Care until a Vet Appointment
Not Eating, Weight Loss And The Importance Of Syringe Feeding Fibre
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide
 

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Please let us know if you managed to get a vet appointment and how your piggy is .
Holding you in my thoughts
 
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