Guinea Pig Health News for September 16 2017

Cali Cavy Collective: a blog about all things guinea pig: Inside My Guinea Pig First Aid Kit

When it comes to the pigs’ health I tend to be cautious and overprepared. I even have my vet on speed dial listed right after the piggy dad. Along those lines, I’ve made sure to keep a well-stocked supply of medical essentials readily available in case of an emergency. Here’s a look at our guinea pig health kit, separated into first aid essentials and grooming supplies. FIRST AID ESSENTIALS. Kitchen scale – to track weight. Simethicone infant gas relief drops – helps relieve gas buildup Syringe: Monoject 412 curved tip, 12 cc – for syringe feeding Critical Care. Syringe: Monoject luer slip, 1mL – for syringe feeding water or medication. Oxbow Critical Care, apple banana flavor – syringe feeding formula for when your pig loses his/her appetite. Nail trimmers, sizes large and small Pet safe shampoo. Scissors – for trimming knots or long fur Coconut oil, extra virgin – for cleaning your pig’s grease gland. Of course, this list of supplies is in no way intended to replace veterinary advice. If your pet is sick or injured, seek help from a qualified guinea pig experienced vet immediately.
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The Humane Society of the United States

When you first bring your new guinea pig home, she’s likely to feel stressed by the transition to an unfamiliar environment. She may be away from her littermates for the first time and will be inundated with strange sounds and smells. When you’re setting up your guinea pig’s watering hole, keep in mind that a water bottle is better than a dish. If you had to eat oatmeal every day, three times a day, you’d get sick of it in no time. Your guinea pig’s basic diet is made up of commercial pellets, but keep him coming back for more with a rotating mix of fruits and vegetables. It can be tempting to acquire a guinea pig on impulse. These little guys have a lot of appealing qualities; they’re small, gentle and personable, just to name a few. Here are important questions to consider before you dive headlong into a relationship. Most cages marketed for guinea pigs are way too small. Learn how to provide your pig with appropriate room to roam. Guinea pigs don’t usually overeat, but it’s important to provide the proper balance of pellets, hay and fresh vegetables.
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Guinea Pigs Australia

Dr Harry from Better Homes and Gardens visited Guinea Pigs Australia to see our indoor housing options for guinea pigs, Burgess Timothy Hay and to discuss guinea pig care. To see the episode visit our Media Page, or to shop and use the great range of indoor cages featured in the episode visit our store! Guinea Pigs Australia focuses on providing correct, modern and informative resources on guinea pig care, guinea pig information and guinea pig adoption in Australia and overseas. WHAT WE DO From supporting guinea pig rescue and sourcing new exciting small animal products learn more about our company, community and rescue work. WHO WE ARE Passionate about small animal care our team focuses on. Learn about our own pets, our vision and the Australian family behind the company. JOIN OUR GROUP Discuss, share and learn more about guinea pig. Going on holiday? Need your guinea pig or rabbit cared for in an indoor, safe and secure environment? We only board rabbits and guinea pigs- check out our boarding options and plan for your pets holiday with us!
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