3 guinea pigs lost from bloat

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Post   » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:02 am

I have had 3 guinea pigs die on me in the last 7 days. They're all due to gas build up. How do I stop this? I have 4 boys left and they're doing fine. I'm just so lost. I took one to the Vet on Tuesday and was given medicine and anti-gas medicine for him. What am I doing wrong? Someone please help me.


Post   » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:06 am

I'm just so lost.

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Post   » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:10 am

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Post   » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:58 am

I'm very sorry you lost them.

I'd suspect something they ate, although there could be other causes. And yes, it could bother some but not others -- some guinea pigs are just way more susceptible to digestive upsets than others.

Had you fed them anything new at all? Any change in diet? Fed larger amounts than usual?

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Post   » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 pm

I'm very sorry for your losses.

A few years back, I had four guinea pigs and two of them bloated after I fed them some blueberries, but the other two were fine. Blueberries were not new to them, they had them all of their lives. I suspect either something wrong with the batch of berries, or possibly just the age of my guinea pigs. Sometimes as they age, they lose their ability to digest certain foods.

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