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OMG its Abbey, she has a hoot and is not well :(

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clairelove

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I noticed Abbey was not well yesterday, she is housed with Todd and Angel and Bella, used to be Rosemary and Parsley, Abbey is a rescue sow i adopted off Logiebear well yesterday she had a slight watery eye but was eating, drinking just seemed a little quiet, and ive nipped in today and she was the same, well ive went in 1 hour ago and she was just sitting there and even came * to me which isnt like her, i picked her up to listen to her breathing and she has a hoot when she breathes, not runny eyes now not nose discharge and no weightloss still pooping, but its clear she has been sitting in the same place as she has poops under where she was sitting, not runny poop, but she is clearly not herself, i think she may have a chest infection so i have started her on Baytril, metacam...

I am also wondering if she has some type of heart problem as the signs she is showing is not classic to the chest problems ive seen in guineas before...

Her chest isnt crackly or noisey a art from the Hoot on breathing out.
She also seems to have some pain in her tummy left side, but tummy is soft.:{

I'm just unsure on what exactly it could be?/

has anyone seen this before or have ideas on what it could be?
 
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awww so sorry to hear this, i really hobe Abbey is ok. I had a piggy that had pneumonia but the vet told me she could have an underlying heart problem and she said she could tell by the sack underneath the chin area, i didnt really understand as i was traumatised at the time, but someone on here will be able to tell you more.

Sending vibes for your princess xx
 

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I was going to say heart issues. Can she wheek?
 

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awww so sorry to hear this, i really hobe Abbey is ok. I had a piggy that had pneumonia but the vet told me she could have an underlying heart problem and she said she could tell by the sack underneath the chin area, i didnt really understand as i was traumatised at the time, but someone on here will be able to tell you more.

Sending vibes for your princess xx

why did i say 'she' my baby was a boy lol and i 'hope' not 'hobe'! mallethead
 

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vibes needed i so hope she will be ok i know i shouldnt have fav guineas but she is defo special along with whiskers my 5yr old sow i would be heart broken if i loose her/them as i would with all of them8...8...8...

i love abbey guineas and she is soooo pretty and has the loveliest nature8...
 

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just been reading up on guinea lynx regarding heart issues, and Abbey does have a lot of the signs..

not walking away from me when i approach her.

hooting...

slightly over weightrolleyes but not a lot...

very laid back-which she as always been.

going see how she is on baytril as it sez it can treat the symptons but once baytril is stopped the symptoms return this is another heart issue signs. :(

i will then ask the vet do an x-ray or ultra sound scan and poss start on heart meds if her heart is slightly enlarged x
 
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Heart or respiratory.....if breathing is compromised and fluid is somewhere....(you vet should be able to determine this) ....furosemaide diuretic might be the best way to go to "manage the current clinical symptoms"....taking into account antibioitics for microbial cause...and metacam for pain/anti inflammatory.

At least then you are giving you and your vet the time to find out what's really wrong......

Stay strong Hun
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Abbey is not well at all, its only matter of time before she goes to rainbow bridge:( she also hs bloat now too:( she is on pain meds, baytril, a vibrating cushion 20 mins every 2 hours, gripe water and windeze tablets, syringe fluids she is also not eating now, some gas has come out of her this morning :(

vibes please x

dont know what more to do, cant even get to the vets hubby working i dont drive, vets 12 miles away :(

and got 4 children with me, dont really think there is much they can do! she is that unwell :(
 
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