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This is a list of items I keep on hand at all times. Some aren't really first aid items, but health and grooming, but these are all things I believe guinea pig owners should have in their cupboards! Guinea pigs don't show they are ill until they are very sick, and having the first aid items at home can prevent a midnight run to the store -- and hopefully bring relief to your little one. This is NOT to replace going to the vet, many times you will need to go to the vet for antibiotics, but this is to help see you through until you can get to the vet -- or to supplement what the vet is doing.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
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I've seen the videos. I have been tagged in a number of videos of swimming guinea pigs. But I hate these videos. Why?
It's not safe, and it's likely frightening the poor little guys who are placed in a pool of water. They might *look* like they are swimming, but they are frantically trying to keep from drowning.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
|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.