I think the best thing to do is to keep it warm and insure that all the items in its cage are clean
My guinea pig is old and has the same symptoms my piggy is 6 years. I'm curious because my guinea pig coughs a lot does yours?
Yes my guinea pig has been suffering recently,she really thin, shes started eating when I brought her back into the house, she also drinks and cleans a lot. Shes been having breathing problems which is making her heart race and she stands still every time this happens like every 2-3 mins. She is 6 years old though, I know she might be heading off but is it worth taking her to the vets to help the pain.
If he is old, I'm sorry to say, he might be getting ready to pass, they don't live as long as other animals, about 18 months to 3 years. If you are terribly concerned, call your vet, and talk to them about it, and possibly take him in to be seen. Hope this helps, good luck to you.
This is no doubt way too late to help, but cavies live to be four to eight years old -- NOT 18 months for goodness sakes! And keeping it warm won't help. Take it to an exotics vet where he or she can determine if it has a respiratory infection and needs antibiotics, or has heart disease, or a reaction to cleaning fumes used in the cage or to hay dust. My piggy has breathing problems and has been treated for heart disease and URIs, with several antibiotics none of which worked. I have not determined, thanks to Benadryl application, that it is likely an allergic reaction either to the excess bleach I may have used on the rags in the cage OR to timothy hay itself. So PLEASE take your piggy to a vet if it is sick, don't just let it die.
This could mean he is scared or anxious. This could also mean a respiratory problem. If your guinea pig is not eating well, a discharge from the eyes or nose, very lethargic, sneezing,or wheezing, it should be checked by a Veterinarian.
Our guinea pig had trouble breathing and he was very young and we took him to the vet and after 8 days he died so take your pet to a expert!!!