Newbie ( guilt over guinea pig)

Posted by: Marle Posts: 1 - Joined: Sun Aug 28th, 2022 08:48 am

#1328 - by Marle >> Sun Aug 28th, 2022 09:21 am

Hello, sorry if this is in wrong place but I couldn't see an introductions thread.
I had to have my sweet coronet guinea pig, Willy put to sleep on the 11th of this month. I have been struggling so much with guilt. I spotted some signs that he was not ok but was unsure because I had to change their routine around that time and wondered if it was just stress from that. I think deep down I knew he was ill but didn't want to admit it, so I jumped at an alternative explanation. He got very bad quite suddenly and emergency vets couldn't save him in the end.
I'm staying strong for my other piggies and I have certainly learned a lesson about being safe rather than sorry but sadly that won't bring Willy back ????.
Denise Weston
Posted by: Admin Posts: 72 - Joined: Wed Jun 8th, 2011 01:05 am

#1329 - by Admin >> Sun Aug 28th, 2022 05:11 pm

Hello Denise,

I am sorry for your loss of Willy. Bless him. Guilt is one of the most common - and sadly unhelpful - emotions after pet bereavement.

We have some information that may help, e.g.

Unfortunately, these forums do not get much attention now as we have a private Facebook group that is active and busy. If you use Facebook, do request to join if you have not already.

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