Allergies guinea pigs

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Avatar n tn ve gotten pink eye once, and I often find it hard to breathe. Could this be caused by the guinea pigs? I would assume that since spending 10 years with rabbits without issues, I would be fine with guinea pigs, too. The rabbits have always lived in my bedroom, cages are regularly cleaned, at least twice if not thrice a week. I use kitty litter for them. Same as with the guinea pigs. The cages are washed and cleaned regularly.
Avatar n tn She can sit in a room 6 ft from the guinea pigs and not cough at all. Her own bedroom is the same distance from the pigs and once she lays down, she's off and coughing. Help!
Avatar n tn We bought 2 guinea pigs 7 days before our 7 yr old began coughing and running a constant low grade temp. WE're now on day 13, but have taken 5 days of z-pac, xopenex nebulizer and codituss cough med with codiene. Her coughing during the day is much improved but as soon as she lies down for bedtime the coughing begins. She coughed over an hour before falling asleep and then coughed almost non-stop from 1:30-6:30 this am. Still running a low-grade temp.
683576 tn?1227038246 ......sigh..........hopefully this will help: How old is the thing? If they are babies I would not worry too much. Just get them toilet paper or paper towel tubes to chew on. The wood is probably too hard and they probably lost interest. The tubes will be softer and hopefully more appealing to them. You can hide some treats in them too Make sure there is no toilet paper or glue still stuck to the tubes. Also, scented ones aren't good for them, so just make sure.
Avatar m tn Can Airborne (the super-vitamin tablet that dissolves in water) kill guinea pigs? My daughter has been giving a few drops of this to her guinea pig each day for about two days, because the guinea pig was sneezing and making a deep snorting sound. The guinea pig has shown improvements with her breathing, but someone told us a medication like Airborne could cause an animal's stomach to explode. Is this true?
Avatar n tn Something such as sweet peppers or romaine lettuce are much better, and will provide the vitamin C that guinea pigs need. See for the best advice on guinea pig care.
Avatar n tn Many people use a cage with a wire bottom and a tray underneath to catch the droppings. Guinea pigs will chew on almost anything and having wood chips or other substrate could cause some serious problems if they eat it.
Avatar f tn healthy guinea pigs live from 8-10 years i had alot of pigs growing up and right kno i have 2 baby pigs there both 1 and ahalf months old
1747881 tn?1546175878 Response Guided Tx or before there was this concept , research and protocol established ... Guinea pigs is about right .. anyone who is now Tx , or who has gone through P/R Tx in the past ... Tx results and Sx are different for everyone ...
658901 tn?1403814634 Ill see about getting him neutered befor getting a friend =) also for the nail clipping can a dog clipper work or should i get the clipper for guinea pigs?
658901 tn?1403814634 hi i have a guinea pig i got 3 months ago he was at the time 5-6 weeks old anyways he was doing fine till this afternoon i saw him in a corner i thought he was dead till i noticed he is breathing his eyes were shut as if they were stuck he afraid of people but he wouldnt move a bit and he was sleeping in diariah i called the vet if there was anything i could do home but the receptions didnt let me finish explaining his problem and said that we wont know if his not here and i cant afford the visi
121828 tn?1333464491 Does anyone know what causes the terrible ammonia smell in my guinea pigs urine. I've really noticed it a lot lately or how to subside it?
Avatar n tn i have 9 guinea pigs and one thing i found out is tha guinea pigs have very sensitive feet, i recommend you to take her/him to the vet, they can die from it, sad but true.maybe she/he have a infection.
480448 tn?1426948538 go to this website it will tell you what they can and can not eat and Graham Crackers are ok just not to much! it says so right in the article! hope this helps!
Avatar n tn I had an allergy test about 4 years ago. I found out that I'm allergic to almost everything, except foods and guinea pigs. I started the shots but had a bad reaction so I stopped. I also have a Neti Pot that I use, but I haven't noticed much difference. I'm going to try the vitamins and maybe find a new asthma specialist. Thanks for your help!
Avatar f tn I had a dream I gave birth to guinea pigs LMAOO.
Avatar n tn It's been a while since I had guinea pigs, but I raised them for showing. The best bedding is made from recycled paper. It is very absorbent and biodegradable. I used CareFresh pet bedding and still do for my gerbils, but there are several other brands that cost less. Pine shavings have odors that can cause upper respiratory issues in small animals. Pine shavings are ok if they don't come in contact with it, like in a wire cage, but I don't recommend it.
Avatar n tn I've had several guinea pigs over the years and never experienced that. Looking it up, it seems to be a fairly benign condition. If there are no other symptoms and it's not interfering with his vision, the consensus seems to be to let it go. If you're worried about heart problems (and it's not always connected with pea eye), a vet could check the piglet and let you know.
Avatar f tn These sites are 100% devoted to the love and care and raising cavies (guinea pigs). Guinea lynx is an excellent site to join, you can take your medical questions and concerns to the forum for advice and suggestions, overall , take your pig to the vet asap as there can be a serious issue that needs attn. Please take your pig to an experienced vet asap. good luck and please keep me posted.
Avatar f tn No. They would be the first generation. So they would be the guinea pigs. Why would I make him be a guinea pig with unknown and possibly lethal side effects when I can get a coil inserted, have zero side effects, and still be 100% effective? Pregnancy and birth is a womans chore to deal with, never a mans. JUST MY OPINION. Im sure someones going to get angry for it.
463897 tn?1468013750 m not going to answer the poll, as this sounds like advertising, but remember, all, new medications are on patent, meaning very expensive, and have the least known about them, making users guinea pigs. Sometimes it's where you have to go, but it sounds odd trying to determine if someone would be more willing to take a drug -- why are we trying to market more drugs?
Avatar n tn If it's a cold, then it's caused by a virus and has to run its course. But you don't know for sure if it's a cold. I've had plenty of guinea pigs over the years and have found that if they're the least bit chilled or in a drafty area (under a heating/AC vent for example or near a window) they tend to get sniffly. Keep her in a sheltered area away from breezes. You can see if she improves but again, we don't know exactly what's causing the problem.
Avatar f tn Please see the following -- note that LCMV can be carried by housepet animals like guinea pigs. Do you know how many pregnant women take care of their hamsters and guinea pigs during pregnancy and DO NOT get LCMV? Hundreds of thousands! So please try not to worry. You didn't do yourself any harm. From another site: What is LCMV? The Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) is carried by rodents such as hamsters, guinea pigs or mice.
Avatar f tn Hi, congrats on the pregnancy. Do you have herpes simplex 1? This says possibly safe: They say that because they believe it probably is but there are no controlled studies to support it. Why? Well, pregnant women don't want to be guinea pigs, right? So, they could probably never find women to be willing to do a study. But it IS probably safe.