guinea pigs


Question by  Jordan56 (26)

What is a good cold treatment for a guinea pig?


Answer by  Ssally (191)

Guinea pigs, like humans, can't manufacture their own vitamin C, so I would give your cavy extra C. They use more up when they are stressed, which includes during illness.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

It is probably an Upper Respiratory Infection. Get your pig to a qualified exotics vet (who specialises in rodents) NOW for proper diagnosis and treatment with safe antibiotics as needed.


Answer by  S93 (524)

Guinea pigs very rarely show any cold symptoms before they are very ill. It is important to seek vet care when a guinea pig looks sickly. A vitamin C tablet, in a bottle of water, giving one drop in its food pellets a night is good preventative care though.


Answer by  Mumma (483)

Take the pig to a qualified exotics vet, ASAP. It is probably a URI which can be fatal if not promptly treated with the correct pig-safe meds.

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