Caring for your guineas is more than just giving them the daily things they need such as food, shelter & excercise... though providing these things properly, as described on the CARE PAGES will help to prevent health problems occuring. It means helping to IDENTIFY health problems in your guineas & seeking or providing TREATMENT for these health issues. With both identification & treatment time is of the essense with our small furries as illness sets in fast. The pages below will help you to meet your guinea pigs health care needs. We find that the The Peter Gurney Health Pages are a vital reference for health concerns in piggys.
|Visiting the Rodentologist- Pugsley tells us all about his visit|
|Boar Health Checks- these can help you identify health issues with your pig and prevent problems.|
|Boar 'Personal' problems- Impaction, "Calliflower Willy" & Cystitis|
|Eyes- from runny eyes & foreign bodies to cataracts& fatty eye|
|Paws- Spurs, Calluses, Bumble foot|
|Digestive sytem-mouth, teeth & bodily functions! Coming soon|
|Breathing-Nose & Mouth|
|Skin-Fungal problems& Mites (see bathing & grooming page for additional info)|
Want to larn more about Guinea pig Health care? Visit the BAR (British Association of Rodentologists) website for info on courses!