Guinea Pigs

By Shady Oak

Like rabbit’s guinea pigs hide symptoms of illness to prevent appearing vulnerable to predators. Because of this it is very important to keep a close eye on your guinea pig for any slight changes in their eating habbits, activity level and physical appearance. If your guinea pig goes a day without eating or defecating call us immediately. Other symptoms to keep an eye out for include:

  • Discharge from eyes or nose
  • Respiratory distress or sneezing
  • Decrease in activity and/or appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Unable to urinate or bloody urine
  • Overgrown teeth or misaligned teeth
  • Drooling
  • Hair loss, lesions/scabs, extreme itchiness
  • Head tilt, shaking head, scratching at ears
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Lumps or bumps

If your guinea pig is displaying any of the above symptoms give us a call to set up an appointment and we can come up with a treatment plan.