Since she gave birth, I’ve been keeping a very close eye on her because I read that pregnancy is very risky for sows, especially those one year and over in age.
Yesterday, I noticed that my sow looked depressed, and immediately I flew on Google to research the syptoms I took note of. These symptoms include:
Little to no food and water
Sits in one corner for the entire day
Crust near nose
Squealing when the other sow comes over to clean her fur
After my research, I realized that these symptoms are basically the signs that my guinea pig has an URI. Therefore, I have some important questions:
Should I separate the babies from the mother?
Should I separate the other sow?
How should I force feed her?
By the way, the country where I live basically only knows three animals: dogs, cats and fishes. Though there are many houses with guinea pigs as pets, the possibility of having a vet that has knowledge of the small animal is quite rare. I don’t want to go to a vet that focuses on dogs and cats, because they would most likely use their treatments on my guinea pig, and it may be even more harmful.
Thanks in advance for the advice.
- Supporting my GL Habit
If she's not eating on her own, she needs to be hand fed.
Information on dangerous meds: http://www.guinealynx.info/dangerous_medications.html
Information on hand feeding: http://www.guinealynx.info/handfeeding.html
I'm sure others will post soon with better advice than I have.