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CianIreland

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We've had our dog for about a year and a half, and when we got him, we weren't aware that he would have the natural instinct to attack our guinea pigs. When we found out, though, we put the guineas in their own room and always made sure to fully close the door to keep them safe.

Unfortunately, all it took was one time for me to accidentally not fully close it, allowing him to get in. Last night, I arrived home after a dinner out, and I went into the guinea pigs room to feed them, only to find them dead. There was no blood or anything, so I thought that they could have just been in shock. After calling the emergency vet, they told me that they had probably died of fright. I just finished burying them this morning.

I'm honestly not sure what to think. They were like part of the family, and I'm just so angry at myself for allowing something like that to happen. They were only three and a half years old.
Christine_S

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CianIreland,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! It may feel like it was your fault, but please know it wasn't. It happened quickly. Wish I could give you a hug.

Christine
holly0107

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CianIreland,

I am so sorry to hear this.  This is such a hard thing to deal with.  I had a similar circumstance years ago.  My dog killed one of my cats.  

My dog was in a fenced in back yard and the cat jumped into the yard.   She had spent a little time outside before and didn't go to the back yard.  I don't know why she did it then.  I have always thought that she was so sweet and friendly that she saw the dog and wanted to make friends with him.

I have had a sense of guilt for years about this.

Please don't blame yourself.  You are a wonderful pet owner and the little guineas were so lucky to have had you.   These kinds of things happen and I am so sorry for your loss.  It is really not your fault. 

Holly
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