Guinea pigs are susceptible to contracting various ailments. A few of the many guinea pig veterinary needs offered for you and your pet are: desexing for both male and female guinea pigs, parasite control, dental care, preventative medicine, nutritional and husbandry advice and supplies, and nail trimming.
Your guinea pig is vulnerable to skin ailments, fleas, vitamin C deficiency and dental problems. One of the key things to remember with your guinea pig is that their teeth grow constantly. They need to have plenty of chew sticks and abrasive foods such as celery, broccoli, corn and husks to gnaw on and keep their teeth trim and in check. If their teeth become overgrown, it can lead to serious health problems and will need to be looked at by your vet.
If your guinea pig shows signs of lethargy, irregular bowel movements, a dull coat, itchiness or are disinterested in eating, they will need medical attention. A healthy guinea pig will be alert, active and have a shiny coat.
If you notice your pet is showing any of these signs, don’t hesitate to visit us and we can recommend the right health products or treatments your guinea pig may need.