Can anyone tell me their experiences with congestion in guinea pigs? My girl Freya was very sick almost 3 months ago, wasn't eating, wan't really going to the bathroom, but surprisingly I was able to get her back to health with many visits to the vet, bactrim, vitamin c, and a load of syringe feeding. She gained all her weight back and then some, and has been about 90% ever since. That missing 10% being that off and on, ever since the sickness, she has seemed to get a little bit of a crusty nose, but is still eating and acting normally otherwise.
However in the past few days I'm noticing her breathing is not that great because of what seems to be phlegm in her nose/somewhere, though her nose is not crusty right now, she's gotten a little bit of a runny nose. Obviously she must have some lingering sickness in her system. But I can hear her breathing, sounds just like when people have a runny nose and trying to breathe through it ... it's almost like if she gave one good sneeze it could be out of her, but I'm hoping it's not in her lungs or anything. (Hoping not a URI, though I'm assuming that's the most likely case of what's going on) But she isn't acting any differently or eating less or losing weight.
I still have a decent amount of Bactrim leftover from when she was sick last, so I'm giving her that now and for the next few days and hoping I'll see some improvement with this congestion. This girl is really a fighter!