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Q. My guinea pig has stopped eating and drinking water has has diarrhea may you tell me what I could do

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS

A. He needs to be seen as soon as possible by your veterinarian. Those signs require immediate medical attention and treatment; he may need antibiotics and supportive nutritional treatment.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Your guinea pig is very sick, he has a severe gastrointestinal infection. He needs antibiotics, diarrhea medicines and a special recovery formula in order to be hand fed until he recovers.

You need to take him to the vet today if you want him to have a chance to survive.


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