Links - Be Prepared for Vet Care

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:08 am

LINKS - Be Prepared for Vet Care
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Guinea pigs, contrary to some opinions, do require appropriate veterinary care.
  • Guinea pigs are classified as "exotic pets" and require a special veterinarian.
  • Most regular dog/cat vets may not have up-to-date medical training for exotic pets (guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, macaws, chinchillas, etc.).
  • It's important to find such a vet BEFORE you need one.
  • Guinea pigs are prey animals in the wild and do not always show signs of illness before they're very ill, and may even be close to death.
  • A responsible adult needs to look in on the animal daily and be ready to take the pet to a vet if necessary.
  • Exotics veterinarians can sometimes be more expensive than regular dog/cat vets. Be ready for this.
  • Have a vet fund set aside for their care.
  • Most illnesses are often treated with simple medications, but you need to be ready if it's more than that.
  • Many vets offer CareCredit, a low- to no-interest rate credit plan for unexpectedly large veterinary expenses.
Research. Take responsibility. Observe. And be ready for a visit to the vet. If you do, your pet will reward you with years of fun and love. These small animals are completely dependent upon you for food, water, clean housing, appropriate handling, and appropriate care. Please don't let them down.


The following threads are just a few examples of situations that happen daily. Some stories have happy endings; others do not. Please be prepared to arrange for prompt veterinary care for your pets. Research, Responsibility, Observation, and Vet Care

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