Guinea Pig Health News for October 21 2017

Eclipse Critters A Guinea Pig Blog

Right before starting this blog, we lost Rowlf, one of our ferrets, to insulinoma. Then shortly after starting the blog, we lost Ben, another ferret to the same disease. Both ferrets were over 7 years old so we knew we didn’t have much time left with them but it was Continue reading Goodbye, Warren.
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Guinea Pig Care

As well as feeding, grooming and keeping their environment clean, it is an essential part of daily care to keep an eye on your guinea pig’s health. You should perform a specific health check on your guinea pig each week in addition to daily care. If your guinea pig is used to you picking them up and petting them then it will readily tolerate closer inspection. In some cases, such as stress, your guinea pig will develop signs of an infection. Your guinea pig may also need antibiotics to treat any underlying infection. All guinea pigs can receive accidental injuries whether it’s from a fall or altercations with other pets including their fellow guinea pig mates. Check your guinea pig more frequently and be very gentle when looking for signs of injury. Guinea pigs should always have fresh water, a clean supply of grass hay, fresh vegetables and a quality supply of food designed for guinea pigs. Grooming your guinea pig is an essential part of the regular care routine and gives you both an opportunity to bond. Handling your guinea pig whilst grooming keeps them used to human contact and also makes health checks and trips to the vet far easier to manage. Grooming time is a great way to perform your routine health checks whilst enjoying some quality time with your guinea pig. Giving them a weekly weigh in is very easy to do and will inform you about whether your guinea pig is getting too much food and exercise. The average life expectancy of a guinea pig is between 5 and 7 years and, as they approach old age you can expect your pet to experience changes. You can purchase pet insurance for your guinea pig from as little as £5 per month which can help meet the cost of any unexpected treatments from injuries as well as pay towards any ongoing treatments.
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Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Guinea Pig Food | Petco

5 lbs. guinea pig food is rich in natural antioxidants for general health and immune support. Probiotics and prebiotics aid in digestive health. Naturally preserved …
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