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    Question Can You Pass A Cold To Guinea Pigs?

    Hey everyone. I currently have a soar throat and a cough, could this potentially pass to my piggies?
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    Re: Can You Pass A Cold To Guinea Pigs?

    Not a cold, because viruses usually don't pass between species. But if your sore throat is a strep/staph infection, then yes, you can.

    You can get a paper mask from a drug store to put over your face when you're around them, and wash your hands thoroughly before handling them.

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    Re: Can You Pass A Cold To Guinea Pigs?

    Thank you! I think I am good because I don't have a fever, so I probably don't have strep. I'll still make sure to minimize my time with them and make sure to wash my hands before feeding them just in case.

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