Where People & Piggies Thrive

Newbie or Guinea Guru? Popcorn in!

Register for free to enjoy the full benefits.
Find out more about the NEW, drastically improved site and forum!

Register
  • ONE THREAD per pig please!
    We really want your pig's history all in one place to help you. Please don't start a new thread for a new issue. Just reply to your old one. We can edit the title for you if needed.

URI/Upper Respiratory Infection How long does it take for a pig to recover from URI?

denrielle

New Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Posts
2
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Messages
2
My guinea pig, Apollo, is only 4 and a half months old. We took him to the vet about a month ago because he showed symptoms of a URI. He would sneeze approx. 10 times a day, had a bit of crust in his eyes, and his lungs made slight clicking noises. He was never lethargic, he still had an appetite, and he was still pretty active. The vet confirmed his URI and prescribed him Baytril for 2 weeks. We gave him the medicine and I could see improvement. It's been 3 weeks since we've stopped with the Baytril but he's still sneezing (maybe 4 times a day). He's very active and he still has a big appetite. I'm just worried because I'm not really sure if he's still sick or not. Do URIs slowly die down until he's not sneezing at all or should the medicine have stopped the symptoms all together? Thank you for the help!
 

Fern_sweets

Well-known Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Jan 9, 2009
Posts
62
Joined
Jan 9, 2009
Messages
62
Did he sneeze while on the Baytril?did he still have a slightly runny nose while on it?
 

denrielle

New Member
Cavy Slave
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Posts
2
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Messages
2
He still still sneezed but to a lesser extent than before while taking Baytril. And he never had a runny nose.
 
Status
This thread has been closed due to inactivity. You can create a new thread to discuss this topic.

Similar threads

Fern_sweets
URI/Upper Respiratory Infection URI recovery stories?
Replies
3
Views
2K
Fern_sweets
Fern_sweets
ladytalksalot17
Replies
9
Views
2K
krittercrazy
krittercrazy
ShainaBee
Replies
2
Views
1K
rabbitsncavyluv
rabbitsncavyluv
failur3byh3art
URI/Upper Respiratory Infection URI/Baytril
Replies
6
Views
2K
failur3byh3art
failur3byh3art
mufasa
URI/Upper Respiratory Infection How Long for URI to Show Up?
Replies
3
Views
2K
mufasa
mufasa
Top