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Sneezing/coughing

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Merithimas

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I've just heard my guinea pig give two loud coughs. I've also heard a sort of puffing sound every so often for the last few weeks. His appetite is unaffected and his nose dry, and when I listen to his chest it sounds normal.

My other pig died two weeks ago for no apparent reason, so I'm just a tiny bit concerned. Is this anything to worry about?
 

Princesspiggys

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Don't worry. The coughs were most likely because he had a bit of food stuck in his throut. This happens all the time to my guinea pigs and can sometimes take a while for them to clear it. If he starts showing any signs of illness eg. Not eating , puffing up, bloated stomach or is just not acting himself go to the vet straight away. Also if you are worried I'm sure you will be able to phone the vet and see what they have to say:) hope he is ok!:)
 
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