Comment on Grieving the loss of a guinea pig by Batel.
We lost our Pheobs last night. She had a reproductive cancer that we only found out about a week ago. I thought we had more time to treat her, but then we found a wound. Our options were to put her down/do an emergency surgery ( with very little chances of success) or let her die. We chose the surgery and she did not survive.
It was hard to stop crying since. I feel so sad and guilty and keep wondering if we made the right choice for her.
This article was so comforting to read. Thank you so much! Pheobs was a beautiful, hungry ( very food motivated, even up to her last hour) sweet and trusting guinea pig. She was truly a pleasure to raise. She was 5 years old (almost exactly) when she passed. A real princess.
I feel for all of you here and greatful for a supportive guinea loving community.