Heart problems in guinea pigs

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Avatar n tn I used to show guinea pigs. We kept them in wire cages, but you must have at least a smooth board for them to sleep on and give their feet a rest from being on the wire. This helped keep their coats cleaner and was easier maintenance with having a large number of guinea pigs. Wood chips are ok in the drop pans, but never use cedar. The dust from wood chips can cause respertory problems so use with caution. The best choice however, is CareFresh recycled paper bedding.
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
518117 tn?1429276273 Stated that he treated guinea pigs, too. Just venting. I love this little creature with all my heart. Thank you.
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 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 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 Hi, I'm 8 weeks pregnant and we have guinea pigs at home as our pets. I'm concerned if the pigs can harm my pregnancy specifically toxoplasmosis or other diseases. Need your expert opinion on this. Thanks.
Avatar n tn s all. Last year, on February, I got a guinea pig. And earlier in 2018, I got a second one. Since the end of 2017 up to now, I have been experiencing persistent cough (that may be attributed to some lung related issue. It gets better with the use of inhalers.), constant runny or stuffed nose, I've gotten pink eye once, and I often find it hard to breathe. Could this be caused by the guinea pigs?
Avatar n tn Dream about Bert's guinea pigs - kept running away - under wardrobes and such
Avatar n tn I notices a bug moving around in my guinea pigs fur near her skin, so I looked on the internet to see what it was. First the description said there were mites, then lice then nits. They where a greyish white colour and smaller then human head lice. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE TREATED!!!
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 guinealynx.com for the best advice on guinea pig care.
Avatar m tn Generally speaking, a guinea pig from the pet store is unlikely to have rabies. And the usual problems associated with guinea pigs are allergic reactions or coping with bites. They can often carry salmonella however and not washing your hands thoroughly after handling him could cause a nasty intestinal problem then if he has salmonella. Most likely you have nothing to worry about since you just pet his head.
Avatar f tn I have 7 Guinea Pigs. 3 are females and 4 are males. They ive in separate houses to prevent overpopulation. Calleig, one of the females is 1.Jill is 2. Nillie is 4-5.The ales are all brothers,all solid black and live together.Calleigh is a loner and livves alone.Jill and Nillie live together,Jill is Nillie's daughter.Nillie recently developed several lumps on her tummy and one on one of her shoulders.Where I live, the Veterinarans do not know much about piggies.
Avatar n tn She has always been that way but our vet says that she notices the instance of ovarian issues like cysts more commonly in the ones shaped like our youngest. And suggested a preventative spay. Guinea pigs are so sensitive to changes and a major operation I worry is too much stress to go through. But at the same time I don't want to leave her open to painful ovarian/uteren issues if they are going to be more of a risk in her.
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 ...
Avatar f tn Our guinea pigs have lice, bad. They've been to the vet twice and were both given a shot of something that also kills mites (I forget the name right now). It has not worked. Is there anything else I can do for them. They have tons of nits. I've tried nit picking with a human lice comb, but it is not effective.
Avatar f tn Hi, I was wondering, I have 2 female guinea pigs and 2 male guinea pigs, Both of the females have given birth, the first one (shes now 2 years old) gave birth to 3 babies, but only 2 lived and so did she, Then my 2nd female(almost 2 years old) gave birth to 4 babies, and none of them lived, but she did. I Was wondering since they have had babies previously and lived, is it alright for them to breed again, even though there both 2 years old? Will they die because of the're age?
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!
3133494 tn?1342583254 Had dreams I was with family in some huge animal shelter like place. There were extremely cute guinea pigs and I decided I was having one no matter what, but there were problems because I couldn't get one allowed on the plane back home.
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?
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.