Junco is a guinea pig with Wee Companions rescue in CA. She came to the rescue as part of a group of 10 guinea pigs who were "donated" as food to a raptor rescue. Fortunately, a kind volunteer with that rescue took them to an animal shelter, where they eventually made their way to Wee Companions.
All ten guinea pigs were older, underfed, lice ridden, and had curling nails. Junco in particular was concerning. She was breathing heavily, lethargic, and painfully thin. The rescue was worried she might not survive.
The vet determined Junco had congestion, noisy breathing, crusty eyes and swollen open sores along the edges of her ears. The vet diagnosed Junco with congestive heart failure, as well as a probably bacterial URI, and so he prescribed heart medications, anti...