We Pigs News for 07-17-2018

Welcome to The Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue,a safe haven in North Staffordshire

The Potteries Guinea Pig Rescue is a small,dedicated rescue run by experienced owner Helen Chadwick with the help of a dedicated team of foster carers. All advice is based on our own experiences and supported by a Guinea Pig vet. We offer Guinea Pig dating for single and bereaved Guinea Pigs – this depends on single Guinea Pigs available in the rescue. Promotion of Guinea Pig welfare and care through effective public education and interaction. Educate the public on the long term responsibilities of Guinea Pig ownership. 

Educate the public on the correct care and health needs of a Guinea Pig. This ensures all rescue Guinea Pigs in our care are treated to the highest standards by an experienced vet. The rescue base and foster homes offer clean and spacious accomodation with garden access for lawn grazing and sleeps in the sunshine, all our Guinea Pigs are cared for to current RSPCA standards and in accordance with The Animal Welfare Act 2006. Our definition of a rescue guinea pig is a Guinea Pig who is in potential danger and needs our help !!. Breeding Guinea Pigs is not something to be taken lightly, pregnant Guinea Pigs need care and attention and babies need loving forever homes. 

We were recently involved with a large rescue involving 285 Guinea Pigs,breeding which had got out of control,it starts small but can quickly overwhelm people !!. Up to date information and advice – Our rescue is supported by advice from an Exotics Guinea Pig vet. 

Keywords: [“Guinea”,”Pig”,”Rescue”]
Source: https://www.thepotteriesguineapigrescue.co.uk

European Commission

Increasing the living space available for sows and gilts. Introducing higher level of training and competence on welfare issues for personnel. Setting requirements for light and maximum noise levels. Providing permanent access to fresh water and to materials for rooting and playing. In particular with effect from 1st January 2013, pregnant sows must be kept in groups instead of individual stalls during part of their pregnancy – a major improvement for the welfare of sows in the EU. 

Indeed apart from some exceptions all pigs are to be raised in groups and must be provided with permanent access to drinking water and food of appropriate quality at regular intervals. They must also have permanent access to a sufficient quantity of enrichment materials that does not compromise their health and enables them to carry out proper investigation and manipulation activities and fulfil their behavioural needs. Please refer to the EFSA page for their scientific opinions on the welfare aspects of pig farming. Routine tail docking is forbidden, the Commission has developed several activities to prevent routine tail docking. Surgical castration, practiced for centuries to remove an unpleasant odour from pork known as ‘boar taint’ and prevent undesirable sexual and aggressive behaviour in pigs, has become a significant animal welfare concern in recent years. 

Research has proven that this surgical procedure inflicts pain, even on very young pigs. 

Keywords: [“pig”,”welfare”,”access”]
Source: https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/welfare/practice/farm/pigs

Signs of a guinea pig dying

Well i knew my guinea pig was’nt ok because is had sunken eyes and very thin -a common thing was that her teeth were too long for a long time and was’nt drinking or eating- i gave her norer stiks and things like that but she had’nt been to the vets before so she didnt get cheked up and by just not being normal. Ellie x When my guinea pig died last night, She was breathing really hard and was lying on her left side. She was always trying to snuggle up to the other guinea pig. Once I had held one last time, I put her back into her cage next to lucky. Anna When my Guinea pig was dieing she did not move at all except for a little twitching every once and a wile. 

She would lay on her left side and when I held her she would not want to snuggle like she always does she just sat there. When I tried to feed her she would not eat or drink her eyes were wide open and she would not blink and she would pee a lot. When your pet is on the last chapter of their life, there are some tell-tale signs that may help you deal with the pain of loosing them. Some obvious changes with their eatting and drinking habbits will start to show, and they may start to get bald patches and be slugish when walking around their cage. Theirs not much you can do for them except let them know they were a great pet, and keep encouraging them to eat. 

You know when your guinea pig is dieing when it is not eating or walking slowly and just laying down a lot. 

Keywords: [“guinea”,”eat”,”pig”]
Source: http://qa.answers.com/Q/Signs_of_a_guinea_pig_dying

Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

If you, or anyone in your family, has the internal fortitude to turn up a nose at a platter of darling little hot dogs snuggled into their flaky little dough pashminas, then you are more evolved than anyone in my family. If like most every other mortal on this earth, your heart beats a little faster when you get a glimpse of these happy little morsels, and you lose your ability to concentrate onoh, look, there’s a butterfly. Men, in particular, get a euphoric glazed look when pigs in a blanket make an appearance. Making pigs in a blanket is not rocket science, nor innovative cuisine, nor health food. If you want to gild the lily a bit, shove a few slivers of cheese into a slit made down the middle of each hot dog before rolling them up in the puff pastry. 

Lightly flour the work surface and place the thawed puff pastry on the flour. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece of pastry until it is a little thinner, trying to maintain the squared off lines of the rectangle. Cut each piece of puff pastry into strips about 1 inch by 3 inches. Place a wee hot dog or sausage on the narrow end of 1 puff pastry strip. Place the pig in a blanket on the prepared baking sheet, seam-side down. 

Repeat with the remaining hot dogs and puff pastry strips, arranging the pigs in blankets on the baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Bake the pigs in blankets until they’re puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes. 

Keywords: [“pastry”,”little”,”puff”]
Source: https://leitesculinaria.com/83449/recipes-pigs-in-a-blanket.html

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