In the clip, a woman is holding her guinea pig in her outstretched hands as a veterinarian glides the ultrasound probe across the pet’s exposed stomach. The owner told the vet that she thought she felt something moving around inside the guinea pig and came to the office to confirm whether she was pregnant.
The video has been viewed over 1.5 million times.
It’s actually more common than you think for animals to get ultrasounds when they’re pregnant, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
“Some vets can do ultrasound exams to visualize babies in the womb,” the RSPCA stated. “In later gestation vets may be able to take an x-ray or gently palpate the babies. They may be able to feel or see the babies moving. They may also be able to hear the babies’ heartbeats in the mother’s abdomen.”
TikTok users seemed to love the video, giving it over 325,000 likes and most people commenting on how cute the whole scene seemed.
“Why are ultrasounds on animals the cutest things ever?” one person asked. “Can you imagine that being your job?”
“I got a guinea pig from a store once and just thought I was overfeeding her until I woke up with a bonus pet in the cage,” another said.
“I can’t even imagine what goes through an animal’s head when people do things like this to it lol,” a third commented.
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