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Guinea pig will not eat or drink, Taco, appox one year, Not

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Guinea pig will not eat or drink
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the guinea pig's name and age?
Customer: Taco, appox one year
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Taco?
Customer: Not really, my little girl just changed her bedding from the shavings to a furry blanet which I just read isn't good...
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She did change the bedding back yesterday to the wood chips. She was eating and drinking a litle bit the past few days but nothing today - not even a bell pepper or carrot
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No poop in cage and it was cleaned 2 days ago

How do Taco's teeth look?

Has he ever been vet checked?

Does her belly seem harder than normal?

Did you notice any pieces of the blanket having been chewed on?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Never been to a vet,
Giant front teeth, belly doesn't seem hard and no missing pieces of blanket.She will drink from a syringe but not eat.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Guinea pigs can stop eating because their teeth get over-grown...the fact that she's willing to drink from a syringe but won't/can't eat makes me think that's what is going on here.

If this were my little girl, I'd give my regular vet a call first thing in the morning (you don't need to rush to an expensive emergency vet tonight or anything) and have them take a peek at her. They'll likely need to use a tool to grind down her teeth a little bit, which will make it easier and less painful for her to eat.

After you get them ground down a little, you'll need to make sure you keep an eye on them so that she doesn't get to this point again.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thanks so much!

You're very welcome!!

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