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Veterinarian's Assistant: What sort of animal are we talking about?

Guinea pigs

Veterinarian's Assistant: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?

Yes

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the guinea pig?

She has a runny nose and tonight she started making a sound that i think might be coming from her chest. she is still eating and drinking and playful.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the guinea pig's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** and she is about 4 months old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ivy?

She lives with a two year old guinea pig who is also female. she has not been showing the symptoms ivy has.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Veterinary
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Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago
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Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

Sorry to hear Ivy Bean is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. From your description it sounds very likely that Ivy Bean has some form of respiratory disease, perhaps pneumonia. This can be quite serious is guinea pigs.

2. Sadly there is nothing you can hope to do on a home remedy basis to help her so the best advice is to take her to your local vet as prescription drugs such as antibiotics may well be required.

3. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Ivy Bean's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.

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Dr Scott
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you for the advice. I don't know if you can answer this next question for us, but my other pig who is 2 has a hooting problem. she will make a hooting sound often after eating for a few hours. her sister died from a possible heart problem a while ago. Any idea whats going on?
Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago

Glad to talk things over with you further.

The sort of hooting sound you describe may indicate discomfort of some kind, but again it could represent lung problems / infection of some kind. Hard to be specific of course without checking her over, so again best have your local vet examine her.

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Dr Scott
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Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinarian. replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your guinea pigs are getting on after our recent dialogue ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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