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Coughing Is it normal for a guinea pig to cough every now and then?

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Last week one of my pigs had been coughing so i took him to the vet but i took both even though one of them had the problem the vet gave antibiotics for a week. I just got my pigs back and brought them home and they are back in the cage and now after 10 minutes of watching them i heard both of them make the cough sound once already. Is it normal? I havent heard it anymore just that one time. I will see if they make it again I hope they dont,,.
 
Are they eating when these noises happen?
 
um not that i know of.,,,,,
 
i really need an answer guys! please!
 
They shouldn't be coughing. Sometimes they make a choking "hacking" sound when they're eating fast, though. You need to watch them and see.

Do you weigh your pigs? Weight loss is a great indicator of health issues.
 
It could be dust from the hay or pellets. Try taking the pigs out of the cage, and giving the cage a good thorough cleaning.
 
It could be dust from the hay or pellets. Try taking the pigs out of the cage, and giving the cage a good thorough cleaning.
I dont think so because i took them to the vet last week and gave antiobiotics and said that its a URI. So he said the antibiotics will fix everything up but that was just with one pig...
I got them back today put them in the cage and 10 minutes of them being with me I hear a cough from not one but BOTH of them..
 
Ok,, I was just watching my pig and heard one of them cough again but THIS TIME i did notice that he was eating [GuineaPigCages.com] Is it normal for a guinea pig to cough every now and then?g hay and ran out of the kitchen area and then coughed.
 
so far twice today. is it normal to hear it a few times everyday?
 
i just heard it once this morninggg
 
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