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Guinea Pig diseases

Guinea Pigs are not susceptible for diseases but if a cavy is ill a visit to your veterinarian is most likely inevitable because cavies are not very tough and refuse food soon. It becomes complicated soon as well. Therefore it is important to identify diseases of your Guinea Pigs as early as possible AND let check it from a experienced vet for small animals like cavies.

Small animals like rodents – so Guinea Pigs as well – will unfortunately often be diagnosed rudimentarily only because of its cheap price and much higher costs for medical treatment. Furthermore the research in Guinea Pigs and the preparedness to study cavy diseases failed often because of its costs. International specialist literature in this field is often fragmentary too.

So it is important to find and priceless to have a good veterinarian who is trained in small animals and especially Guinea Pigs! This can spend years of lifetime for your cavies. You should find a local veterinarian experienced in nursing Guinea Pigs before one of your cavies needs it.

If your Guinea Pig is ill

  • Checkup to identify problems early

    Guinea Pig health check

    Guinea Pigs won’t tell you if they are sick. Stupidly you often get notice about it if it is nearly too late. So it is important that you have regularly an intensive eye on your cavies and try the health ckeck once a week. This health check can help to prevent things are going from bad to worse.

  • Fight against Parasites on Guinea Pigs

    There are a couple of parasites that your Guinea Pig may be infected with or could be attacked from. Unfortunately parasites are usual if you keep Guinea Pigs. Most common parasites are mites, lice and of cource fleas. The symptoms or indications are beeing the same but the therapy vary.

  • Guinea Pigs and Mites

    Mites are common parasites for Guinea Pigs because they always live on them and there is no chance to get rid of them. If an outbreak occurs you can easily handle it if you immediately start the treatment. But be aware: Mites can kill your Pig if you do not – or start treatment too late.

  • Biting lice infestation in Guinea Pigs

    Biting lice are annoying parasites for Guinea Pigs and last but not least for you as cavy keeper if you have to defeat them. Biting lice may affect the fur completely depending on how severe the infestation is and increase its population fast. Problems with hair and fur are consquences which affect general health of your pig.