Petmania- Guinea Pigs- Health
Guinea Pigs are excellent self groomers, but regular grooming by you will help strengthen the bond that you have with your pet, and also highlight any skin or health problems that may develop. Groom your Guinea Pig daily if they have long hair, or weekly if they have short hair using a grooming glove or a soft brush. Clean out your Guinea Pigs hutch on a weekly basis with a pet safe disinfectant. Food bowls and water bottles should be cleaned daily, and soiled bedding removed. Through neutering or spaying, you can help your guinea pig live a happier, healthier, and longer life. Both neutering and spaying are surgical procedures done under anesthetic; therefore there is minimal pain for the guinea pig. You can neuter your male guinea when it reaches sexual maturity which is after five months. Neutering a guinea pig does not change their behavior they will still show sexual signs towards females, but it will prevent reproduction. Benefits of Neutering or Spaying Female guinea pigs when spayed have a less likelihood of becoming overweight.
Guinea Pig Care and Health Information
Guinea Pig Care Welcome to my guinea pig care pages. Guinea pigs have been in my life now for over 10 years. My reason for writing these pages was to provide care information to help guinea pigs lead happier, healthier lives, that they so rightly deserve. Also to help their owners, especially new owners, to take care of these wonderful little animals. All information here is based on my own experience of sharing my life with guinea pigs. If you are concerned about your guinea pigs behaviour/health, please visit your vet as soon as possible. Remember your vet needs to be a veterinary that works with exotic pets, guinea pigs, parrots and other small animals. Remember that prompt veterinary treatment could save your guinea pigs life, so please don’t use any site as a substitute. An excellent site you could try for medical reference is Guinea Lynx which also has a very busy health and medical forum. Please click on each picture to view the page My guinea pigs care picture was drawn by Alix Copyright © Jackie’s Guinea Piggies.
Guinea Pig Health
Guinea pigs are quite stoical animals, so it’s often a little difficult to tell when they’re unwell. This section contains advice on lots of different aspects of guinea pig health and hygiene, from grooming your pets to checking them over for certain health problems. In general, many experts recommend giving your pets a health check once a week, and giving them an anti-mange bath every month or two. It’s also important to be on the lookout for changes in both your guinea pigs bodies and their behaviour, as departures from normal are an important indicator of a health problem. This section includes information on both grooming and general healthcare. Whether your guinea pig has short or long hair, is young or old, male or female, we hope this section has the advice you need to keep your pet in top condition.
Forti-Diet Pro Health Guinea Pig Food
Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Guinea Pig food was developed by an animal nutritional expert to ensure your pet gets the proper nutrition. Forti-Diet Pro Health contains probiotics and prebiotics to support digestive health. This food is rich in natural antioxidants for general health and immune support plus contains some larger, more crunchy pieces to support dental health through natural chewing activity. Kaytee understands that sharing your life with a small pet is not only enjoyable but very enriching. Kaytee shows our love by ensuring we provide your small pet with the best nutrition for a long and healthy life. With over 150 years of nutritional experience, it’s no wonder why Kaytee is at the heart of every healthy feeding routine.
Guinea Pig Health Monitoring
Charles River offers health monitoring protocols on guinea pigs for both routine surveillance and for diagnosis of diseases. Our protocols include pathology, serology, microbiology, parasitology, and PCR infectious agent testing. Whole animals can be submitted for a HM protocol – samples will be collected in our necropsy laboratory and will be screened for the presence of infectious agents. Our health monitoring services are fully customizable to meet your specific program requirements. Fully customizable, build-your-own protocols are available for any species upon request.
What does a healthy guinea pig look like?
When choosing your guinea pigs, it is important to make sure they are healthy – you can do this with a quick visual health. There are nine checks you can maker on a daily basis, to make sure your guinea pig is healthy and happy…. Agile, and able to move around with no signs of stiffness or difficulty Well covered, and not bony Glossy coat with no sores or bald patches Bright and alert Clean eyes, ears, mouth and nose, with no signs of discharge No signs of dental problems No signs of breathing problems No signs of lumps and bumps Clean bottom.