Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

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Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by Amy Morriso » Mon, 05 Jan 1998 04:00:00



Our new piggie Vincent seems to sneeze a lot. However, he doesn't show
any other signs of illness-- he is eating and drinking a lot, he is
producing plenty of poops, and he is very active and running around his
cage. He has no nasal discharge, and no problem wheeking. He is on
Carefresh so I don't think it's from the bedding. Do some piggies just
sneeze a lot?
--
Amy M. in Colorado Springs
http://members.tripod.com/~Fenchurch/index.html

 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by budd.. » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00


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He could be allergic to something.  I'm not sure how Carefresh is in
regards to being hypoallergenic.  It could also be his food or hay he is
eating.  It isn't normal to be sneezing all the time (mine might sneeze
once a day, if that much, unless they are ill).


Quote:

> Our new piggie Vincent seems to sneeze a lot. However, he doesn't show
> any other signs of illness-- he is eating and drinking a lot, he is
> producing plenty of poops, and he is very active and running around his
> cage. He has no nasal discharge, and no problem wheeking. He is on
> Carefresh so I don't think it's from the bedding. Do some piggies just
> sneeze a lot?
> --
> Amy M. in Colorado Springs
> http://members.tripod.com/~Fenchurch/index.html

--
http://buddies.org/
 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by Amy Morriso » Tue, 06 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> He could be allergic to something.  I'm not sure how Carefresh is in
> regards to being hypoallergenic.  It could also be his food or hay he is
> eating.  It isn't normal to be sneezing all the time (mine might sneeze
> once a day, if that much, unless they are ill).



> > Our new piggie Vincent seems to sneeze a lot. However, he doesn't show
> > any other signs of illness-- he is eating and drinking a lot, he is
> > producing plenty of poops, and he is very active and running around his
> > cage. He has no nasal discharge, and no problem wheeking. He is on
> > Carefresh so I don't think it's from the bedding. Do some piggies just
> > sneeze a lot?
> > --
> > Amy M. in Colorado Springs
> > http://members.tripod.com/~Fenchurch/index.html
> --
> http://buddies.org/

Well, Vincent seems even more healthy today. This morning I picked him
up to pet him and was sitting on the couch. He started popcorning while
running around on my chest! It was so cute! He really LOVES timothy hay,
I don't think he's ever had hay before. His poops are about twice as big
as when we brought him home.  His sneezing has decreased a bit, but I
don't think he would be popcorning if he were sick at all....
--
Amy M. in Colorado Springs
http://members.tripod.com/~Fenchurch/index.html
 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by Mr. Jy » Thu, 08 Jan 1998 04:00:00


He was probably just e***d because he got to touch your ***

M.J.

Nothing ages so quickly as
yesterday's vision of the future.

 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by Mr. Jy » Fri, 09 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Why would you want to sneeze in a healthy piggie?  Which end do you
sneeze into? and what does this accomplish?

M.J.

Nothing ages so quickly as
yesterday's vision of the future.

 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by Sam Goldber » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Why would you want to sneeze in a healthy piggie?  Which end do you
>sneeze into? and what does this accomplish?

I am concerned by the recent appearance of posts in this NG regarding
sneezing into guinea pigs.  The tone seems to be sarcastic and derogatory...
which I feel is inappropriate and potentially harmful.  People have the
right to sneeze into small mammals, a right which should not be taken for
granted or lightly.  I think I speak for all of us when I say that, unless
we start taking sneezing into guinea pigs more seriously... we could find
ourselves with only tissues to sneeze into.  Thank you for your time.

-- Sam

 
 
 

Should I be worried about sneezing in an otherwise healthy piggie?

Post by NumNut » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Why would you want to sneeze in a healthy piggie?  Which end do you
> sneeze into? and what does this accomplish?

> M.J.

> Nothing ages so quickly as
> yesterday's vision of the future.

Well for one it stops the boogers getting on your clothes and mostlikely
you have to sneeze in to the but end to stop poos from flying out :0)