Princess Piggy Poo was calmly sitting on my lap one second and the next it looked as if she was trying to cough up a hairball. Her small undulating body was so sad to see. She kept lurching forward in waves. It was quite traumatic to witness, especially not knowing if Princess Piggy Poo was trying to regurgitate her last meal, having a stroke or being possessed by a demon.
A quick web search stated that guinea pigs don’t throw up. This was dismaying because I thought that would be the least problematic issue. I noticed hiccups were mentioned as a diagnosis, but I was thinking about human hiccups, not knowing there was a cavy version of hiccups called heaving hiccups, which, by the way, is perfectly descriptive of the event.
Once I realized heaving hiccups were the culprit, Princess Piggy Poo settled down and I breathed a sigh of relief. Thankfully there would be no need to visit the vet or track down holy water.
I hope Princess Piggy Poo never has hiccups again. She may be a sturdy little guinea pig, but it was too much for her delicate momma to witness.