Annual Exams

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:49 pm


My 3 girls are all a year old now and I am wondering about an annual exam by the vet. I know some of you have so many this would be a joke! But, is it generally a good idea to have them looked over once a year? If so, are there any specific things I should ask the vet to look at/do? Any input would be great.

Kara

pinta

Post   » Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:20 pm


Yes, worth doing if for the only reason of getting your vet familiar with your pigs when they are healthy so he/she can get a better idea of how they should be when they are sick.

Also worth the vet palpating to see if there are any signs of cysts, lumps or bumps that may not have visible symptoms til much later.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:42 pm


Thank you, Pinta.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:50 am


And any concerns you might have (high water intake, funky poops, whatever) mention them. There is a list of what a vet will do that Pinta wrote up and is on the Veterinary page on Guinea Lynx (like examining the teeth, palpating, etc. etc.). Some would not apply if it´s a healthy cavy visit.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Sun Apr 07, 2002 8:42 pm


All 3 got clean bills of health! And, he trimmed their nails!! : )

Kara

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