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My guinea pig didn’t eat last night, she’s struggling to…

My guinea pig didn’t...

My guinea pig didn’t eat last night, she’s struggling to breathe and he weight has dropped a lot

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is your guinea pig's name and age?

Lilly and about a year

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Lilly?

I don’t know we got her from the pet store but she is pretty small so I would say about a year

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lilly?

No just what I told you

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3/29/2018
DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

How long has she been like this

We have four Guinea pigs of our own

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just saw her like this today but I didn’t get a chance to take her out last night because of homework and school so once I got back from school I noticed she hadn’t ate last night

Okay

I am quite worried for her

What were you feeding her?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Timothy hay, a little spinach, a carrot, and a tomato

Okay that is pretty good

Whenever a Guinea Pig is not feeling well we automatically presume that they need more Vitamin C

This is best delivered by injection

Pneumonia is what I am worried about here and is quite common

Bordatella is the usual culprot

Is she still willing to eat anything at all now?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No she isn’t but I did put vitamin C droplets in her water

Okay

Unfortunately those water based ones dont really do anything :(

Okay so not eating?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no not eating

Okay this could also be a problem with occlusion

I would really recommend that you take her in tomorrow and have her examined and chest x-rays taken

Can you do that?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I was already planning on doing that as early as possible

Okay good call

They should be able to confirm my suspicions and get her onto antibiotics

Have them give Vitamin C injection at same time

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok anything else?

Nope

Make sure they check teeth for malocclusion, give Vitamin C and take chest x-rays :)

Paul

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Also she has black stuff at the bottom of her mouth my friend said it was drool but I never noticed it before

Okay that could go along with malocclusion

Paul

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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
She died on Thursday morning on the way to the vet
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