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My guinea pig is making these weird breathing noise

honeydew_eden

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She is making this weird cackling breathing noise, but isn't coughing or sneezing and she is eating/drinking water. At first I had thought it was something got do with her lungs and such but then also found that her stomach is a little bloated like a ball is in there. Please if anyone can help me that would be amazing.
She is four years old and I used to give her pellets but I stopped two months ago and only give her veggies and hay and she's eating it.
 

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I think a vet trip is the best idea, it is possible that the breathing noise is just from eating too fast, but it could be the start of a URI, and if she is still eating and pooping the bloat sounds quite mild so far, but both bloat and breathing problems can get worse fast- so best get her booked in with the vet for a check up just to be on the safe side!
 

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I think a vet trip is the best idea, it is possible that the breathing noise is just from eating too fast, but it could be the start of a URI, and if she is still eating and pooping the bloat sounds quite mild so far, but both bloat and breathing problems can get worse fast- so best get her booked in with the vet for a check up just to be on the safe side!
Ok thank you thank you
 
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