|Einstein wasn't feeling well here!
Guinea pigs are much like any other pet that they may need to see a vet. Unfortunately, it is the rare vet that is actually trained in guinea pig care. Some medicines are toxic to guinea pigs that are normally prescribed for other animals, so it is always good to know what medicines a guinea pig CAN take before you go to the vet. In fact, when I was taking my pigs to a person without much training in the way of small animals, I kept a veterinary textbook in my purse about how to treat rabbits and other small animals. It was a very expensive book, and I've since sold it because I realize how important it is for a guinea pig to be seen by a vet who already has experience with small animals and not looking up information on the spot.