Guinea Pig Health News for September 29 2017

Guinea Pig Care & Health Advice. Small Animal Care & Info …

Guinea Pig. All animal owners have a legal responsibility to meet their animals’ welfare needs, which includes providing a suitable diet, environment, companionship …
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Guinea pig ringworm treatment – Symptoms, Treatments …

Doctors give unbiased, trusted information on the use of Trichophyton for Ringworm (Tinea): Dr. Bui on guinea pig ringworm treatment: A furred animals can cause …
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Guinea Pig’s Dedicated Owner Nurses Him Back to Health

Pumpkin, says his owner, 16-year-old Kylee Dillon, is very spoiled. And Kylee doesn’t mind one bit. After all, not many guinea pigs are delivered the almost …
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 28 2017

Guinea Pig Health & Treatments

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Cavy Health Check – GuineaPigMall

rabbit & cavy/guinea pig show (1 july 2012) rabbit & cavy/ guinea pig show 31 may 2014; media & special customer. media interview; … cavy health check …
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Guinea Pig Health Monitoring | Charles River

Charles River offers multiple testing methods, including serology, necropsy, parasitology and microbiology, for monitoring the health of guinea pig colonies.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 27 2017

Guinea Pig Care Quiz

When given unlimited ammounts of hay, how much guinea pig pellets does guinea pig consume in a day? Guinea pigs require vitamin c daily to prevent scurvy, how many mgs of vitamin c does an average guinea pig require daily? What is the ideal square footage of cage space required for one guinea pig? Female and male guinea pig is referred to as…. A.&nbsp. The average gestation period for a guinea pig is how many days? Guinea pigs reach sexual maturity at how many weeks? What is the most common cause of hair loss in guinea pigs? What is the normal rectal temperature of a healthy guinea pig? Which vegetable should you never give your guinea pig? True or false: adding vitamin c drops to your guinea pigs water is a good supplement. How many cups of fresh vegetables does a guinea pig need per day? Which rodent makes a good alternative companion for your guinea pig?
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University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Jan 19, 2016 / General Care / Guinea Pig.Guinea pigs are talkative, social, and rather cute Guinea pigs are great as a child’s first pet or as a lifelong hobby. They are members of the Cavy family of rodents native to South America. Dr. Kenneth Welle, an exotic pet veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, has advice…..
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The Guinea Pig Blog

It is imperative that you have your C&C cage all set up before going out and bringing your guinea pigs home. Assuming you’re adopting them from a rescue or shelter, chances are your pigs are already introduced, or in this case have been bonded, which is even better. Guinea pigs generally don’t react well to new environments, and will need to adjust to their new surroundings once they are in their cage.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 26 2017

Can Guinea Pigs Eat New Potatoes?

What are new potatoes?New potatoes have thin and wispy skins that have a waxy and crisp texture. They are young potatoes and keep their shape once they have been cooked and cut. New potatoes are sweeter than regular potatoes as their sugar has not yet converted into starch. The best-known variety of new potato are Jersey Royals. They are in season from April to July.So can guinea pigs eat new potatoes?No, they can’t eat new potatoes unfortunately. New potatoes are unfortunately toxic for guinea pigs and will harm them if eaten. They toxins that they contain can be poisonous to piggies and so potatoes, in general, are best avoided as a food. They are also very high in carbohydrates and are not very nutritional for piggies to eat. What should I do if my guinea pig eats a new potato?If they happen to nibble on one, then they should be okay. If they eat any more than that, then this may become a problem for them. They need to be monitored and given lots of hay and water so that their stomach settles. For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.
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This happens too much with pet store critters. It’s unacceptable, it needs to stop, and the public needs to complain loudly. These animals are easy enough to sex, and there’s no reason for putting males and females together. If you do have a male and female guinea pig and they’ve been together for five months, pregnancy will be inevitable…if not now, soon. Not seeing it yourself is not a guarantee they’re not mating at all. There’s a very small window of time during a female guinea pig’s life in which she can SAFELY get pregnant. h… which will give you a lot of information about determining pregnancy, etc. If she does turn out to be pregnant, I recommend signing up for a free ID to the Guinea Lynx forums. You’re going to have a lot of questions during pregnancy and even more once the babies arrive. You’ll find plenty of that support in the GL forums. You’ll also serve yourself and your guinea pig well by finding a vet who specializes in exotic animals. Guinea Lynx has a Vet Finder page that will help you track down a vet in your area.
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If the guinea pig is for a child, make sure an adult is involved to supervise and make decisions for good, nurturing care. Provide a nest box for the guinea pig to sleep in as this gives the guinea pig a sense of security. 4 Food & Water: Buy pellets formulated for guinea pigs. Make sure your guinea pig has access to clean, dry hay. Make sure all fruits and vegetables are fresh as mold can be fatal to guinea pigs. 5 Vitamin C: Guinea pigs cannot get enough vitamin C from fresh foods alone. Many common health problems affecting guinea pigs are due to vitamin C deficiency. Guinea pigs have died due to being accidentally crushed or dropped. A guinea pig alone will get lonely if he does not get enough attention from his human companions. Make sure to check your guinea pig’s teeth and toenails periodically. 10 Illness: Be sure to find a vet who is experienced with guinea pigs. JPGPR.com “Jack Pine Guinea Pig Rescue” – great information about guinea pigs and custom made cages www.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 25 2017

Health of guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are quite sturdy animals but if they become sick, with my experience of it they, must have immediate attention or they will become weak and will then die. If your guinea pig does get sick you should contact your vet straight away. The earlier the illness is noticed the more chance of recovery your guinea pig has. Even if your guinea pigs are well cared for or the illness is noticed early sometime they don’t always pull through. After the illness or infection has passed, disinfect everything to make sure no other guinea pigs or guinea pig doesn’t get sick to. If your guinea pig has bright eyes, good coat, robust and hasn’t got discharge coming from nose or eyes they are most likely healthy. The tooth opposite the broken tooth becomes overgrown and damages the mouth causing pain and makes the guinea pig stop eating. Dental malocclusion, protruding or misdirected front teeth, overgrown cheek teeth, loss of appetite, inability to eat, drooling, weight loss, painful mouth, “Lumps.” Ear problems, scratching, head shaking, loss of balance, head tilted to one side, pain. Lumps, large abscesses filled with puss in cervical lymph nodes; looks like mumps; abscesses may re-occur. Nails, torn or damaged nails could become infected and may bleed. Once again if your guinea pig does have something wrong contact your vet immedeatly, don’t let your animal suffer.
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The Perfect Home for a Guinea Pig

Proper nutrition is very important to your guinea pig. Contrary to popular belief, guinea pig food rarely provides all the vitamin C that your pig requires. Though not necessarily high in vitamin C, other good treats to offer your guinea pig are coarse cut oatmeal, bananas, apples, carrots, papaya, mango, kiwi fruit, pineapple, and 1/2 an orange with most of the pulp scooped out. Hay is a very important part of the guinea pig diet. Guinea pigs cannot keep their nails trimmed either, and if they grow too long the nails will curl and your pig will have a hard time walking. Choosing an appropriate home for your guinea pig is very important. Your guinea pig will get most of her exercise in her cage, so you should provide a large, spacious cage for her home. The cage should also have a few things for the guinea pig to climb on and hide in. NEVER use cedar shavings in your guinea pigs cage, as they can cause liver disease and respiratory problems in guinea pigs. If your guinea pig lets out a high-pitched squeal when it is being held, that means that your pig is feeling uncomfortable being held that way. In order to insure the guinea pig’s safety, it is best to have your child sitting down with the pig in his lap, rather than walking around with the pig in his hands. Your guinea pig needs exercise time outside her cage every day.
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At least one guinea pig friend of the same sex IS recommended. With proper care and nutrition guinea pigs can live up to 10 ‘years, though the average is 4-8 years. General Most guinea pigs love to be petted once they are on your lap, but are cautious about being picked up. Children must be supervised when holding a guinea pig and taught not to hug it tightly, or allow it to fall or jump. Guinea pigs are easily injured and may nip if not treated kindly. Regular exercise outside the cage is essential and great fun for the whole family! Housing Guinea pigs should be kept safe indoors and need as large a cage as possible, with room to exercise. Look for a cage with a solid bottom, as wire floors and ramps can injure guinea pigs’ feet. Diet A healthy diet is based on quality grass hay, e.g. Timothy, and guinea pig pellets, freely available at all times. Fertility Male guinea pigs can be sexually mature at three weeks old. Due to the health risks, breeding pet guinea pigs is STRONGLY discouraged. Health Find a veterinarian specializing in exotic animalร and experienced in treating guinea pigs before you need one. Warnings Penicillin-based drugs, commonly prescribed for other pets7 are TOXIC to guinea pigs.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 24 2017

Guinea

Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Guinea are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. You should contact the Embassy of Guinea in Washington for specific information regarding customs requirements. Travelers may not depart Guinea carrying more than 100,000 FG or more than $5,000 USD. Guinea has a cash economy. ATMs are mostly unavailable, and traveler’s checks are accepted only at some banks and hotels. Photography: Visitors should restrict photography to private gatherings and should obtain explicit permission from the Guinean government before photographing military and transportation facilities, government buildings, or public works. Photographing without permission in any public area may provoke a response from security personnel or a dangerous confrontation with people who find being photographed offensive. LGBTI Travelers: Same-sex sexual relations are criminalized in Guinea. Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: While in Guinea, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. Guinea does not have legislation that mandates access to transportation, communication, and public buildings for persons with disabilities. Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips. Women Travelers: Rape, spousal rape, and domestic violence are all crimes in Guinea punishable with fines or imprisonment. The government of Guinea placed a moratorium on practicing female genital mutilation/cutting in August 2014.
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Want to become a human guinea pig?

People who volunteer for these trials can be anyone from a healthy student who needs to make a little extra cash to a desperate cancer patient hoping an experimental drug really can help. Who really volunteers to become a proverbial human guinea pig? And exactly how safe are these trials? All these volunteers started the study healthy and now some may leave with a permanent disability. That’s good news for people like volunteer Steve Reszka. The Buffalo, New York, resident has diabetes and high blood pressure and saw an ad asking for diabetes drug trial volunteers a couple of years ago. To be a volunteer, he sat for a couple of hours of preliminary tests. The tests themselves are designed to keep a volunteer informed about the risks. A trained professional walks the volunteer through instructions page by page and a volunteer signs off on each one. Gortler is grateful for the volunteers, but he said he personally wouldn’t volunteer, particularly in an early-stage trial. If you are considering volunteering she suggests asking several questions: Why is the study being done? Who has approved the protocol? How will the progress of the study be monitored? If I do not participate in the study, what care will I receive? The Clinical Center Patients’ Bill of Rights which protects you when you volunteer also explains your rights. While the drug trial Steve Reszka was a part of didn’t work out, he said he still left the experience feeling good about what he did and he’d volunteer again.
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Most Common Health Problems in Pet Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are social animals, and hence, it is advised to house them in pairs in order to prevent the onset of boredom and depression. Also known as cavy, the guinea pig is neither a pig, nor native to Guinea. Guinea pigs are adorable as pets, but one really needs to take the necessary precautions when it comes to maintaining their hygiene and health issues. The following article tells you more about the common health difficulties your pet guinea pig might encounter. Diarrhea in guinea pigs is caused mainly due to excess feeding of fruits and green vegetables, infections, and other intestinal complications. These problems can culminate in to a fatal form of pneumonia it is advised not to house guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs together. If you think that your pet guinea pig is suffering from respiratory infections, consult a vet immediately. Guinea pigs are susceptible to excess heat, and keeping them in an overly-heated room can prove to be fatal. If you are breeding guinea pigs, then make sure that you are not leaving it till too late; it can prove to be fatal to the guinea pig. Guinea pigs are strictly vegetarians, and vitamin C is an important constituent of their diet. If the vitamin C intake subsides, the guinea pig will start suffering from weight loss, dehydration, diarrhea, difficulty in walking, nasal and eye discharge, and loss of energy. Thus, conduct a thorough research before you decide on adopting or buying a guinea pig as a pet.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 23 2017

Hssv.org Two is better than one Guinea pigs are social animals and crave the company of other pigs. Adding a second guinea pig Now that you’ve learned adding a guinea pig will enrich your current pig’s life, there are a few things to consider: Adequate cage space: The minimum cage requirements for a pair of pigs is 10.5 square feet or 30 x 50 “. Additional cost: In general a non-breeding pair of guinea pigs will not cost much more in time or money than a single pig, but the benefits of their companionship are priceless. You may end up spending about 25% more on food and bedding, not much for twice the piggy love! Bonding with you vs. the other Pig: A common concern over adding a pig is that the guinea pigs won’t “bond with me”. Guinea pigs all have their own personalities, some are shyer than others and need time learning to trust you and recognize your scents and sounds. While most groups of guinea pigs can figure out their social hierarchy, it can lead to fighting and result in permanent separation. It’s best to quarantine a new pig, or keep pigs from different sources separate for the first two weeks to avoid any disease transmission. Docx Rev. 4-10 1 Cavy Courtship Guinea pigs are individuals; they may take quickly to new pigs or may need time to adjust. Place the pigs on opposite sides of your set up; it’s best to have one person per pig for easy handling. High pitched squealing or screaming Guinea Pig Pairs. Docx Rev. 4-10 2 Combination of raised hackles, loud and angry teeth chattering, rocking in place with the head staying in one position while facing the other guinea pig. If blood is drawn, it’s definitely time to end the session! Fighting amongst guinea pigs is very rare and typically only seen during mating struggles between males.
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The ‘myth’ of the clinical trial guinea pig

In this week’s Scrubbing Up, Dr Jonathan Sheffield, chief executive of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network says we need to rethink our ideas about clinical trials. In a national poll in 2012, 82% of the public thought it was important for the NHS to offer opportunities to take part in clinical research, and fewer than 7% said they would never take part. The first thing to remember is that clinical research is part of what the NHS is all about. Doctors use clinical research studies to compare current treatments with potentially better ones, so that we can keep improving the care we offer NHS patients. The point is, there are many different types of clinical study, covering all aspects of medicine, so the scope of research in the NHS goes way beyond most people’s perception. So how risky is it to take part in a clinical trial? All clinical research studies have to go through very strict ethical and regulatory checks before they get anywhere near a patient, and the UK has one of the best records world-wide for patient safety. In the NHS, patients volunteer to take part in clinical research, and they do so for a whole number of reasons. Sometimes it is because a clinical trial can offer a new treatment option. The key point is that there are strict rules about gaining the consent of patients and carers before they take part in a clinical research study – and these rules are taken very seriously indeed. Last year, more than half a million NHS patients chose to take part in nearly 3,000 clinical research studies. Through clinical research, we can keep making patients, and the NHS, better.
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We now have many years of experience dealing with all aspects of guinea-pig health and disease. Dental disease in guinea-pigs can be particularly frustrating to manage with severely affected guinea-pigs requiring long term or even life-long therapy. Where conscious filing of the cheek teeth is carried out, our techniques are designed to cause as little stress to the guinea-pigs as possible. Dental disease is a frequent cause of reduced or complete loss or appetite in guinea-pigs. The front teeth can be readily examined in a conscious guinea-pig during a consultation with the vet. Experience of normal guinea-pig teeth is essential as their incisors, especially the lower incisors, are much longer than those of rabbits and incisors are often burred short when in fact they were the normal length. A guinea-pig’s cheek teeth are very different from a rabbit’s cheek teeth and so experience is essential to correctly diagnose and then treat dental disease. Regular follow-up dentals can then be carried out in the conscious guinea-pig as part of the long term management of the teeth. Guinea-pigs commonly suffer from diseases of the skin. Ringworm is a fungal disease of the skin and be found anywhere on the body or head. Affected guinea-pigs are usually less itchy than with mites and the fur loss is often more localised with excessive scaling of the exposed skin. We therefore recommend any guinea-pig with skin disease be taken to the vets to rule out ringworm. Guinea-pigs suffer from both upper respiratory disease involving the nose and upper airways and lower respiratory disease involving the lungs.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 22 2017

The Littlest Rescue

Guinea pigs can make great pets but are also, like any animal, a great commitment and have various needs which need to be met in order to ensure their health and happiness. If you are not prepared to take on another pig, consider speaking to your local rescue centre who may be preapred to offer you a loan pig for the duration of the life of your remaining pig or may offer to rehome your lone piggie for you. Guinea pigs are NOT suitable companions for rabbits. In the past many people kept rabbits and guinea pigs together, often as an easier and cheaper solution to obtaining company for the rabbit/pig without neutering. Rabbits are much larger than pigs, with powerful hind legs and can accidentally kick guinea pigs resulting in severe injury or death. Guinea pigs require a higher protein diet than rabbits and also cannot synethisise their own vitamin C so require a supplemented diet which rabbits do not require. Rabbits can carry a bacteria which is harmless to the rabbit but causes respiratory illness in guinea pigs, often resulting in death. Although vitamin C is supplemented in guinea pig nuggets, they also require a generous selection of fresh fruit and veg every day for their health. Guinea pigs love to go out in a run on the grass and grass is excellent for their health and wellbeing, but they must not go out on damp or wet grass. You will need to regularly health check your guinea pigs to ensure that they are well. All guinea pigs vary but an average adult guinea pig should weigh between 900-1100 grams. Are their eyes bright and their ears clear of discharge? Check the length of their nails – are any getting long or beginning to curl under? In a guinea pig with light coloured nails you should be able to see the vein inside the nail for trimming but if you are nervous of trimming or the nails are black, then a vet will trim them for you which will also enable them to carry out a general health check for you.
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Preventative Care is Best For Guinea Pig Health by Mike Andrews

You can practice good guinea pig health by providing your cavy with preventative health care. Cavies are hardy little creatures and with good preventative health care they can have a long, healthy life. There are some basic levels of care that you can provide your cavy to keep him healthy. Make sure they have something like a “Nest box” where they can hide away if they need to * If possible have two cavies – they love companionship and it really is best for them * Make sure their cage or hutch is clean, dry, and away from cold drafts * Make sure that their cage location is not subject to extreme heat or humidity * Keep them in a quiet environment * Give them fun toys, and specifically chew toys to keep their teeth healthy and trimmed * Most importantly, give them lots of your attention. In order to recognize a sick cavy, it is first important to know how a healthy cavy looks and acts. A healthy cavy will have bright, clear eyes and a shiny coat. A healthy cavy will act alert, have a good appetite, will drink water, will vocalize, play, and have normal urination and poop. Cavies can come down with a variety of bacterial and fungal infections, and parasites, which can cause problems with their eyes, ears, and digestive system. It is important to give your pet cavy a daily looking over to make sure they aren’t coming down with something, because when a cavy comes down with an illness it becomes very fragile and it’s health can deteriorate very quickly in a very short period of time. Respiratory Problems: If you hear your cavy wheezing, sneezing, or otherwise having difficulty breathing you need to take these symptoms seriously. These symptoms may be caused by bacterial infection and your pet could develop pneumonia, the most frequent cause of death in cavies. A daily routine that includes handling your pet cavy so that you can give it an “Examination” is a good idea.
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Guinea pig care sheet

Guinea pig care sheet DO NOT FEED Iceberg lettuce Potato skins Raw potato Onion Garlic Rabbit/hamster food. Hay is for Horses…and also for Guinea PigsHay is great for your guinea pig. The minimum cage size is 18×14 and 16 inches high, but since your guinea pig will get most of its exercise in its cage, it is recommended that you provide a large, spacious cage for his home. The cage should preferably have a few things for the guinea pig to climb on and hide in. Guinea pig groups have a rank system that they learn to fit into from they are babies, and crowded guinea pigs may fight with each other, so it is important that they have enough room to each have some personal space when the need arises. A good way to set up your cage is to line the bottom with wood pellets or a cat litter that does not contain paper, clay, oils or chemicals that can harm a guinea pig, then add the softer bedding, hay, fun toys, and houses. One way to incorporate the proper levels of vitamin C in their diet is to offer fresh fruits and vegetables every day or add the vitamin to fresh produce that you know your guinea pig will eat. Contrary to popular belief, guinea pig food will not necessarily provide all the vitamin C that your pig requires because the vitamin C in the pellets evaporates. Young, ill, nursing and pregnant animals require extra vitamin C. You can also add vitamin C to the water unless it causes your guinea pig to drink less. You can justify having just one guinea pig if you spend several hours with it every day but it is a big responsibility. A healthy guinea pig has a good appetite, a firm body, a clean shiny coat, clean ears, and small, firm pellet shaped droppings. Guinea pigs cannot keep their nails trimmed either, and if they grow too long the nails will curl and your pig will have a hard time walking or even develop sores.
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 21 2017

Guinea Pigs and Kids, Cavies and Children

Kids and Guinea Pigs – Fact, Fiction & Fun.Kids and Guinea Pigs have been synonymous for years and years. Talk to any adult about guinea pigs and frequently you’ll hear the story about how they had guinea pigs as kids. This page has three objectives: 1) to enlighten those parents who are considering getting their child or children a guinea pig as a pet, and 2) to help those parents who already have guinea pigs with suggestions on teaching young children how to interact safely and respectfully with the animals, and 3) to educate people in general about the importance of making the right decision for the right reasons to adopt animals in the first place. The problems compound with the parent’s attitude of “It’s only a guinea pig” combined with the kid’s attitude of “I want a guinea pig.” This recipe creates one highly disposable animal exacerbated by the pet stores that use the guinea pig as a loss leader to encourage the purchase of the cute, little, fuzzy, moving toy so that the parents will become loyal customers of the profit-generating supplies. It starts with the LIFE-LONG lessons that you teach your children about animals BY EXAMPLE. When the kids are bored and no longer want to take care of the guinea pigs, the LAST thing you want to teach them is how one dumps their responsibility on the local shelter or rescue so that the taxpayers can pay for the care and rehoming expense or kill the unwanted animals behind closed doors. If, and ONLY IF, the guinea pigs are a PART OF FAMILY, do the guinea pigs have a chance at remaining in the home, happy and healthy for duration of their little lives. If we can talk a parent OUT of getting guinea pigs for their child or children, then we count that as one very successful phone call and a future surrender that was prevented. Here’s the kicker on successful adoptions to homes with children: IF the parents want the guinea pigs for the child, we WILL NOT ADOPT. Period. The gray area which are the tough calls are those parents who start out wanting the guinea pigs for their children, who seem to get all the messages, who are enthusiastically willing to do everything right, who you think will grow into loving the animals as much or more than their kids. Also with younger children, there is much less dexterity and physical ability to handle and manage various guinea pigs, unintentional accidents are far more prevalent. Read through the testimonials on the Guinea Pig Cages site about the radical changes in behavior when guinea pigs are granted a new lease on life in a properly-sized cage. Then they moved on to petting with supervision, learning more about the pigs, “What color is Einstein’s nose?” “PINK!” My niece has held pigs in her lap with me sitting right beside her and is at the point where she can hold some of the pigs in her lap on her own.
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Some common guinea pig health problems

Like many small animals, the general health and common health conditions that can affect the guinea pig do not receive anywhere near as much publicity as those that affect larger pets such as cats and dogs, but veterinary care for Guinea pigs is constantly evolving, and today, most practices are well set up to treat most of the basic and common Guinea pig ailments. If you own a Guinea pig or are considering buying one, it is important to garner a basic understanding of some of the basic and most common health conditions that can affect your pet, and know how to identify them. In this article, we will look at some of the most common Guinea pig health problems in more detail. The teeth of the guinea pig grow constantly throughout their lives, and being fed the right diet and given plenty of things to chew on is important to ensure that the length of their teeth is kept in check. The natural diet of the Guinea pig is very high in fibre, and Guinea pigs need free access to fibrous materials to chew throughout the day. Guinea pigs are particularly susceptible to developing mite infestations, and often, will contract mites from other Guinea pigs that share their housing, or come to you with mites already in residence. The symptoms of a mite infestation include itchy skin that your Guinea pig will scratch constantly, which can lead to hair loss and sore patches on the skin. Mites can usually be treated with a product from your local vet, and it is important to treat not only the affected Guinea pig, but any others that they have come into contact with too. Feeding small amounts of foods such as kiwi, which are rich in Vitamin C is a good idea, although care should be taken not to feed so much fruit and veg that your Guinea pig develops diarrhoea. If your Guinea pig is not getting enough Vitamin C, they may suffer from some fairly severe problems including internal bleeding, swollen and painful joints, and problems with the digestive system and intestines. Vitamin C deficiency can be very uncomfortable and painful for your Guinea pig, but the condition is entirely preventable with conscientious feeding. Never leave your Guinea pig in a cage with an uncovered floor, and when you take your Guinea pig out of the cage to socialise with them, do not put them down on hard surfaces or encourage them to sit on anything other than grass or other soft, cushioned areas that will provide padding to the feet.
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‘I cheated death and joined the Guinea Pig Club’

Des was lucky enough to find his way to Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, under the care of the pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe. “I had new chins – three times they operated because they didn’t go quite right. I had new eyelids, new ear tips, and my legs were grafted too,” he told the BBC at his home this week. Sir Archibald, realising how the badly burnt and disfigured men on his wards were struggling to adapt to everyday life, decided to give their morale a boost. “He said, ‘Right, you are all now members of the Guinea Pig Club,'” said Des, who is now 96. Primarily a drinking club, with social events and trips into the town, the group formed close bonds for life, while Sir Archibald developed plastic surgery techniques some of which are still in use today. Today, only 17 members of the Guinea Pig Club survive in the UK, their numbers dwindling as the men enter their mid-90s. A commemorative monument is being unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, recognising the work of Sir Archibald, who died in 1960, and the bravery of his Guinea Pigs. Sir Archibald was instrumental in developing the walking-stalk skin graft, a procedure in which a flap of skin was fashioned into a tube and attached at both ends to the patient, being slowly removed and reattached – “Walked” along the body until it reached the area needing the graft. Photographs of men being treated during World War Two feature these tubes, often connecting their noses with skin on their torso or arms. Modern developments including microsurgery, in which the blood vessels of a skin graft can be reattached at the new site, eliminated the need for this type of procedure. Sir Archibald’s legacy has endured, not least at the Queen Victoria Hospital, now the leading burns and reconstructive surgery centre in the south-east of England. “Mr Baljit Dheansa, consultant plastic surgeon at the hospital, told the BBC:”Some of the approaches we still take in surgery hark back to what McIndoe did for his Guinea Pigs way back then. “A philosophy of early burns surgery, and taking quite an aggressive approach, to get patients healed, but at the same time addressing the big deficiency that burn care and any surgical care had in the past, which was supporting them psychologically.”
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Guinea Pig Health News for September 20 2017

Guinea Pig Healthcare: The Animal Files

There will be times in your guinea pig’s life that they will need treatment by a vet and it is your duty as a pet owner to ensure your guinea pig is treated.
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Health – Page 1 – Guinea Pigs Australia

Thinking of cage ideas for your guinea pig? Why not check out a C&C cage! What are Grids cages or C&C cages?Grids or more commonly referred to as C …
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55 best images about Guinea Pig Health on Pinterest

I thought this was a human health checklist until the weight part XD. Find this Pin and more on Guinea Pig Health. Change the weight to average healthy one for any …
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