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Coughing Coughing?


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Cavy Slave
Apr 25, 2023
I'm not sure but my guinea pig was coughing last night. She was making these small noises and doiing a forward full body jerk. It reminded me of when my cat had a hairball. Was that just coughing or is it something more serious?
It could be coughing. She may have gotten something stuck in her esophagus, or she could be coming down with a respiratory illness like bordatella. Keep a close eye on her, and if you see any other signs of illness, get her to a good vet ASAP.
She seems ok now, she hasn't made any more worrying sounds. She was having dinner at the time, probably just got some hay stuck.

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