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Poor baby Guinea pig is sick! GRRRRRR

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Ok So I posted the other day about those guinea pigs . They lived in a snake cage for some time, I think they were then taken out and put in an aquarium. They gave me a filthy aquarium that smelled up my entire van. Once I got home it went to the curb! Gross.
So the baby when he was firt put into my make shift guinea pig cage (a large dog cage that would fit a st bernard) I noticed a dry weezing from the baby. They had been without water for some time and once he started drinking it went away. It came back, just not as loud and I took him into the vet yesterday. He has a URI (upper resp infection) and he has to be on a high vitamin C diet. In 2 weeks i have to take him back for another check to see if the high vitamin C content has hightened his immune system. Due to his poor care and diet his immunities are down and a antibiotic could weaken it more without probiotics. SO,.....Vitamin C fresh fruits(oranges) and veggies (lots) and little pellet is the answer for the moment.
We also did not rule out a genetic defect such as a heart or respitory issue. His parents are very young and the mother was poorly kept , I am sure it was not different during pregnancy. I hope he makes it through this. He was acting very lethargic yesterday but really likes all the fresh frit and veggies. He may pull through. Hope so.
 

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Oh, i hope the little guy feels better soon!
 
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Heres a pic of the poor beebee. UGH people...I know I know..They dont all suck..Just the people I see do! GRRRRRR


 

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what a little cutie! I'll keep my fingers crossed for him!
 

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oh no, poor little baby!
 

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Ohhhh...such a cute little piggie. I hope he rallies and gets better for you.
 
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Thanks everyone I do too. I am hoping that the much better diet and high vitamin C content helps his immunities build. Thank you again and keep the fingers crossed for him. He is a cutie and the first one to run to me for the fresh foods..he jumps right in the bowl. Poor baby. :hug8:
 
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Poor little guy!! At least he's in good hands now.

Thanks Sarin. I removed all of the yesterdays news bedding and added fleece only. GEEZ that crap stinks! UGH. Stunk up the whole room. Nasty stuff.
 

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:heart: :heart: :heart:You know how much I love PIGGIESSSSSSS!!! I love my G-Pigs hahahahaha They are so awesome, I hope they get better!!!! Give now prego mommy lots of fresh stuff too, although I know you will :) All my thoughts going to Da'Piggies :) :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Yea...the fleece should be better. Just kinda use a dustbuster if you have on on the poops and wash the rest at least every other day.
 

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He is really cute!
 
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