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Sudafed Dosage for Guinea pigs

LongWheekyBabies

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Hi, I have a guinea pig named Cardamom who lives with her son Cinnamon. They are both fixed. She is very active and is running around as it type this. I have determined that poor Cardamom has allergies to hay dust. I switched from timmothy to orchard grass. This stopped her hooting for a while, but she has had a few flare ups recently. I read on their forum you can give them some Sudafed to ease allergies. I just need to know the dosage as it can’t find it anywhere. Thanks so much for any suggestions/help.
 

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I note you say ‘you determined’ she has allergies. I’m afraid that you cannot determine this - a vet must clear her of a potential respiratory infection first. Please have her seen by a vet. Please do not give your guinea pig any home medication.
 

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No, per advice I will see if I can get a vet appointment to rule out URI.
 

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I’m afraid we cannot give any advice on dosage of medications. I don’t know which forum recommends home treating with Sudafed but I know it’s not this one. Our forum stance is that only a qualified vet can diagnose and prescribe. Please ask a vet to examine her to find out the cause of her problem
 

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Hi! Just a quick update. Took her to the vet. The vet didn’t really find anything but gave us antibiotics just Incase! Thanks so much for all help and advice.
 

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Good news, the antibiotics will sorted out any sniffles, hope little Cardamom is better soon x
 
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