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COMMON DISEASES OF GUINEA PIGS, MICE & RATS

 

 Respiratory Infections:

These are common and signs include discharge from the nose and eyes. With more severe infections you may notice wheezing, coughing and open mouthed breathing. Sick animals often stop eating and become lethargic. Bordatella is a bacterium that causes respiratory disease in guinea pigs and can be fatal. In rats and mice, respiratory disease is often caused by a mycoplasma, a type of bacterium. Respiratory disease can be prevented by keeping pet rodents in a clean, dry and warm environment and avoid overcrowding. Respiratory disease is treated with antibiotics provided by your Vet. All pet rodents are sensitive  to certain antibiotics, which can cause stomach upsets and diarrhoea, and some can be fatal.

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